Billboard Music Awards 2018: Performances

Published: Sunday 20th May 2018 by Rashad

The Billboard Music Awards 2018 are currently underway at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!

Check out live showings from Icon recipient Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Normani, Khalid, Camila Cabello, John Legend, and more below. Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute!

Janet Jackson

Khalid & Shawn Mendes

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, DJ Khaled

Shawn Mendes


Khalid & Normani

Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato

John Legend

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  1. Ty theelusive1 on IG May 20, 2018

    Seems like Demi and Christina are just screaming, and screaming but they both looked beautiful

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018

      Omg lmfao they were literally standing on stage having a screaming match with no absolutely no connection at all and the both were sharp and flat as héłl!!! That was definitely a fail

    • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 20, 2018

      Wow it’s crazy how many “Janet” troll accounts Suicide Trash Blonde has to impersonate me. Beyond crazy! Imitation is the best form of flattery I guess but it’s time he moves on and stop trying to be me. I am the only Jasmine on this site whose name really is Jasmine and who was born a woman and that is a FACT! Let’s respect each other and not impersonate others or bite their usernames!

      • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 20, 2018

        “Jasmine” trolls not “Janet”. Lol

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018


      • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 21, 2018

        I liked Janet’s performance but I had higher expectations for her. I felt like she should have performed a medley of Rhythm Nation \ If \ Miss Yout Much. This performance was good but it could have been better. I also thought the sweater was a wrong choice for a dancer on stage because sweaters are not form fitting and they can be hot when dancing in them.

  2. Jasmine (The Original Princess) May 20, 2018

    Dua sounded atrocious. Time to send her back to Kosovo ?‍♂️

  3. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018

    Kelly Clarkson= true Sanger, vocalist and SOPRANO.!!

    Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato= SCREAMERS with bad technique and pitch issues. That was hard to listen to!!!! Ariana Grande: lots of potential but needs to just stand and sing. Norma I was cute and Khalid was wack

  4. Meteorite May 20, 2018

    If I’m being honest Christina and Demi dropped the ball…
    But to be fair, the song is complicated to sing live because the versus and choruses all run together and are layered on top of each other, leaving no room to breathe. Had they been spaced out (even in the studio version) would have helped the flow.

  5. eric May 20, 2018

    Christina and Demi didn’t appear to have a plan and basically took turns screaming. Neither one of them know their own limit and the two of them together was too much. Christina is looking like Justin this year, throwing random songs against the wall until one sticks. This is not a good comeback.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 20, 2018

      @Eric- Yes! I agree with you on all points! I was like so this has turned into a screaming match and I wondered which one would take the cue and shut up. Hahahahaha

    • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 20, 2018

      I liked the demo version Christina recorded. It’s on youtube for months now. Simply put, Demi was not needed. I like the demo much much better.

      • Meteorite May 20, 2018

        I agree the original version with just Christina was perfect. Her voice doesn’t always feature well with other people because she has a very dominating voice.

        I think she only put Demi on there to use her fanbase and to reintroduce herself to a younger demographic.

    • Mike May 21, 2018

      Christina sang the song properly on Carpool Karaoke. She sang the whole lyrics and followed the melody and showed restraint. That performance was excellent. Here she was not good… she barely sang the chorus of the song, just adlibbed all over it while the backing track was playing. She forgot that the lyrics for this song and the melody are a lot more important than her improvising some vocal runs over and over. What a shame.

  6. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 20, 2018

    I see that J. Lo took a page from Janet Jackson’s book and copied her Alright music video scene and re-worked it.

    • Keith May 20, 2018

      I was thinking Madonna/Smooth Criminal….

      • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. May 20, 2018

        @Keith – Those too! Poor J. Lo she’s only known for shaking her b*** and really has very few iconic music video moments.

  7. L May 20, 2018

    Xtina demi performance was shoooook im still having chills????

    • Keith May 20, 2018

      You’re not serious, right?

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018

      It was an off key screaming match. Stop it

  8. TheOne May 20, 2018

    Christina and Demi, being a good singer doesn’t mean you have to be loud and screaming!! That’s a vote of no for me.
    Ariana, she’s too nasal for my ears.

  9. Bish in Africa May 20, 2018

    How you gon be pushing 50 and still be talking about money.. Leave that to the lil something rappers hunty

  10. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018

    Janet killed it

    • Well now May 20, 2018

      Yess JANET!!!

      • Ka May 20, 2018

        Yeah she did, looking fresh wish it was a little long Janet has too many hits!

  11. eric May 20, 2018

    They cut away from Janet too many times. We don’t need 50 audience shots to know they’re enjoying the show. I loved the choreo, costumes, and song choices. I also thought it was really cool how the end became a dance club scene in the early 90s. I want to see the whole performance without the 10 million cutaways.

    • Lake Erie May 20, 2018

      Exactly, I hated that part! I’m like why TF is the camera so far away!

  12. dee May 20, 2018

    Janet showed up and showed out! This woman is still a beast.

  13. Lake Erie May 20, 2018

    I Love love LOVE me some Janet Jackson BUT Im not that happy with how short it was and I feel she goes harder on tour. I needed more.

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  15. eric May 20, 2018

    Camila just made me a fan.

    • Jermany May 20, 2018


  16. DoveLove May 20, 2018

    Christina and Demi TRASH. All screaming, no harmony or technique and the song is s*****. They SUCK FLOPS!!!!

  17. Keith May 20, 2018

    Janet had some great moments and i agree – too many cuts to the audience

    Loved Kelly’s opening number

    Salt-n-Pepa/En Vogue were good

    BTS/Khalid/Christina should be banished for those horrible performances

    Normani was giving it her all; she needs some good solo music

    Pharrell you are a genius on the boards; STOP performing

  18. A&R May 20, 2018

    Bruh… a reason to watch awards shows when Beyonce and Rihanna isn’t there has been a long time coming and Normani is at the front. Finally!!!! There’s is someone else to get excited about. Ahhh?

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 20, 2018

      Rihanna is a reason to watch an award show? Her performance skills are lackluster AF

    • Bam May 20, 2018

      Yup I’ve been critical of her and still question her vocally but for the first time in forever I see where the torch can be passed too.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 21, 2018

        Rihanna is a below average performer

  19. Iamdiego May 20, 2018

    Nor – f****** – mani!!!! She absolutely slayed!!!!

  20. JuJu May 21, 2018

    Save yourself from all this trash, especially The Whisper LMAO and Rewatch Beyonce’s Coachella or Latest VMA performance. No Beyonce, No Rihanna, No Miguel… Boring AF.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 21, 2018

      Beyoncé’s, self proclaimed, idol.

    • Its me Gowrl May 21, 2018

      Go hush. Just stfu!!!!! Janet slayed!

  21. Erica May 21, 2018

    Christina sounded good screaming or not, but Demi was a actual fail she literally was screaming

  22. Luke May 21, 2018

    Janet was incredible BUT she didn’t rain hard with the choreography. I suspect it’s partly because she decided to sing live this time and her vocals may have been obviously compromised.

    I’ve seen her on tour many times and it’s a real shame because I have seen her slam it down SO HARD, and this did not even come close.

    She looked fabulous. Fierce golden outfit BUT I don’t think wearing what was effectively a sweater, did her any justice. Again, her styling is normally impeccable, innovative, trend setting, but this sweater thing did not marry itself to a dancer. You couldn’t really see her intricate body moves underneath the fold of fabric. A real shame.

    She looked stunning as ever. Props to makeup and hair.

    Wish she went harder though. I’m confused why it’s wasnt better like on her tour.

    Have really mixed feelings about this.

    • Lake Erie May 21, 2018

      Preach! And I’m puzzled myself. Because saying shes CAPABLE wouldn’t even do her justice. Shes BEYOND that. Smh. I wish she would have showed that. I honestly think she still would’ve danced circles in that outfit. I just don’t know WHY she didn’t.

      • Luke May 21, 2018

        I know and I wanted this to be a legendary performance that people would be talking about for days. It wasn’t. Such a shame. I read elsewhere that she’s recovering from a leg injury. That might be the case. Bad timing if so. Just hope her new material slays but unfortunately she won’t have a bigger moment than this ever again unless she’s invited back to the super bowl. So I guess that’s that. Oh well. Still love her.

  23. Moe May 21, 2018

    Xtina & demi were screaming and i muted the whole performance.

    JLO killed that stage , singer half her age they cant do what she has done

    Janet was mehhhhh nothin special

    Normani killed it as well

    All the rest mediocre performances and Lol at camilla dancing moves … hilarious she should take lessons from JLO

  24. I HATE WHYYTE N BLACCK BITCHEZZZZ both not ish May 21, 2018

    If you speak Spanish you should only perform at the Latin Grammys and Billboard Awards

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  26. Tino May 21, 2018

    Janet Jackson is the greatest but Jlo stole the night. She literally killed the stage, that ish was straight GANGSTA

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