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It's official: no one watches award shows anymore!
While the Billboard Music Awards were certainly the talk of the town on Sunday night, it doesn't look like the rest of the country was that interested in the industry — or at least not watching on TV.
Apparently, only 8.9 million people tuned in to watch the 3-hour-long event, giving ABC a measly 2.9 rating in the 18-39 demo — that's only slightly better than 2012's 7.4M/2.7!
However, the network was able to beat out NBC's The Carmichael Show, CBS' Undercover Boss, and FOX's animation domination to win the night… but still, we're not impressed.
Did U tune in for the BBMAs last night??
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It's all about music at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards! Even the hosts are musicians!
Luda came in hot, CiCi came in GORGEOUS, and the two riffed off each other for quite a while in the opener at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas, celebrating the diversity at this year's BBMAs and running down what fans can expect tonight on the show.
Special shots in the audience of Ciara's man, Russell Wilson, as well as stars like The Weeknd — who received a special shoutout from the hosts for his music — brought the opening bit together and kicked the show off in a light-hearted way!
Ch-ch-check it all out (above) — it's begun! Let's go!!
And check out the ongoing winners list HERE!
Pink? More like red hot!!!
That's because executive producer Mark Bracco just shared some insider information that the singer's performance of Just Like Fire from Alice Through the Looking Glass is going to be epic!
In fact, Mark even toll Billboard Magazine on Thursday that the routine is so impressive that Pink is actually rehearsing in secret completely isolated from all the other pop stars, saying:
Well it was nice while it lasted…
However, it seems as though K was a little too quick to voice her interest in publicly shaming the record exec with a "statement performance" at this year's Billboard Music Awards, because he pretty much just blocked her from showing up. AGAIN!!!
Apparently, the Kemosabe boss originally agreed to let Kesha perform some of her songs LIVE at this Sunday's awards show, but changed his mind last minute when he heard that she was planning on directly referencing their sexual assault case during the act.
While the pop star could still take the stage to perform songs that aren't her own… we're not sure that ABC would want to risk upsetting Sony without the guaranteed ratings.
Still, we're also hearing Kesha will be in attendance in Las Vegas regardless, so at least she's not backing down!
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It was revealed on Monday that the 34-year-old artist will be the recipient of this year's Billboard Millennium Award for her outstanding career achievements in the music industry!
Vin Diesel always likes to have fun with his fans, and this time he's not afraid to brag about Fast 8 making history!
Back in January, it was announced the speedy sequel wanted to film in Cuba which would make it the first Hollywood movie in over 50 years to be shot there!
Well it looks like Vin and his team got their wish as he took to Instagram to share a video of himself with his director F. Gary Gray as he talks to his fans about getting to film in Cuba for the first time!
Now this is how you throw shade.
Everything was going smoothly… until CiCi got to Best Rap Artist and downright REFUSED to say her ex's name on LIVE TV! HA!
Ch-ch-check out Ciara's ultimate shade against Future (below)!!!