Ariana Grande broke down while performing “R.E.M.” from her album Sweetener. Fans speculated that she could be dealing with the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, or could be heartbroken after splitting with Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson.
Janelle Monae's groundbreaking album, Dirty Computer, is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Grammy Awards this year. Brandi Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with The Joke.
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage. Images of the moment showed Ellis' hand holding Grande well above her waist, with his fingers pressing against one side of her chest.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra took some time off from her shooting to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Among the performers were Madonna, Rihanna, Kesha, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.