Zedd, Major Lazer, and David Guetta take home Billboard Music Awards
Last night’s Billboard Awards broadcast afforded the music industry an accurate snapshot of this last year in pop music, from revisiting Adele and The Weeknd’s dominance in 2015 to Madonna and Stevie Wonder’s heartfelt tribute to Prince. Last year saw dance and pop so tightly knit that they’ve nearly become synonymous, and while pop’s usual suspects came away with expected wins last night, dance music was well represented with a handful of the night’s top awards.
Major Lazer, DJ Snake and MØ’s inescapable “Lean On” rightfully took home the award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, and Zedd‘s True Colors beat out Jack Ü‘s first mixtape and ODESZA‘s In Return for the top electronic record of the year. David Guetta also managed to earn the Top Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year. Other nominees for this year’s top award included The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer.
From Britney Spears’ career-spanning medley to Kesha‘s triumphant performance, The Billboard Awards offered a solid recap of 2015’s pop highlights, while simultaneously previewing what’s still to come in 2016.