The Twenty one pilots’ latest single, “Shy Away” will be performed at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on May 23. The single, which will be included on the duo’s forthcoming sixth studio album Scaled and Icy, was released on April 7 and soon became their eighth No. 1 success on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay Songs list.
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, who make up Twenty One Pilots, have earned the BBMA seven times. In 2017, they had their most successful night at the BBMAs, winning five awards. That night, only Drake won more awards (13). Beyoncé also took home five awards that night.
Last year, the pair had a major smash success with “Level of Concern,” which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. With three previous singles, “Stressed Out,” “Ride,” and “Heathens,” the couple has cracked the top five on that list.
Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots’ 2015 soundtrack, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Trench, the 2018 follow-up, debuted at No. 2 on the list. The release date for Scaled and Icy is May 21.
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will also include BTS, Duran Duran, The Weeknd, and DJ Khaled featuring HER and Migos. P!nk will perform as well as accept the Icon Award.
Drake will earn the Artist of the Decade Award, and Trae Tha Truth will receive the Billboard Change Maker Award at the Nick Jonas-hosted show.
Billboard and its technology collaborators, including MRC Data and Next Big Sound, such as audio and video streaming, album and digital record purchases, radio airplay, and social participation, determine BBMA finalists and winners. The chart date for this year’s awards is March 21, 2020, to April 3, 2021.
P!nk Is Favorite To Receive Icon Award At 2021 BBMAs
With each new reveal, the 2021 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be a thrilling affair. How about this as an example? According to the annual ceremony, Pink will receive the prestigious Icon Award on Sunday, May 23, which took place on Tuesday, May 4.
Pink said in a statement, “As a little girl, I always dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world.” P!nk feels It’s difficult to imagine receiving the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award years apart. And she is ecstatic to be around music legends, including Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. It is a real “pinch me” moment for her, and she is humbled and grateful.
Pink, a three-time BBMA recipient, will also appear at the event in addition to winning the award. This would be the singer’s first appearance at the BBMAs since her 2016 appearance.
It’s worth mentioning that the star’s award isn’t the only one worth noting.
Nick Jonas announced last week that he would be hosting the star-studded presentation at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. He also recorded himself accepting the “preemptive “Best Host Ever” honor.
On Thursday, April 29, the nominations for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards were also formally announced.
With a total of 16 nominations, The Weeknd received the most. DaBaby, who earned 11 awards, wasn’t far away. Pop Smoke, who died in February 2020 at the age of 20, was nominated in ten categories posthumously.
Although P!nk is expected to receive an award at the show, only time can say who else will take home an award!