The Weeknd was among the cast at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 23). His performance of “Save Your Tears” was an example of fairly elaborate choreography provided by a number of stunt drivers and their cars. He wore a black suit and a full beard, and during one of his acceptance speeches he remarked that he “no longer has to wear that red suit”. He also gave this hint about the future: “The after hours are over and dawn is coming.” Check out his performance below.
Abel Tesfaye has been nominated for 16 Billboard trophies in all of the surrounding After Hours of last year. He won top artists, top artists, top R&B album (After Hours), top radio song (“Blinding Lights”), top R&B song (“Blinding Lights”), bestseller Song, top radio song artist, top R&B artist, and top R&B male artist.
The Weeknd’s appearance at the Billboard Awards followed his exclusion from Grammy nominations, which led him to criticize the Recording Academy as “corrupt”. He said he will no longer submit his work for Grammy review, even after the Recording Academy recently abolished its committee voting system.