Kelly Clarkson kicked off the three-hour 2020 Billboard Music Awards telecast on Wednesday (Oct. 14) evening with a medley of the biggest hits of the year.
The star was accompanied by GRAMMY-Award winning a cappella group Pentatonix as well as world renowned Prince drummer Shiela E, for a performance of Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love.” Hundreds of fans joined their performance to harmonize to the track.
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Clarkson had a full-circle moment as hosts and performs from the same stage where she won Season 1 of American Idol in 2002.
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards also featured performances from Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Garth Brooks, Post Malone, BTS, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Doja Cat, Sia and more. The Billboard Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions. Amy Thurlow, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Linda Gierahn, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
Clarkson also hosted the star-studded event aired on Wednesday, October 14 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on NBC.
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, but were forced to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.