Sam Smith pulls out of Billboard Music Awards performance over vocal strain

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith will no longer perform at the Billboard Music Awards due to vocal strain.

Smith had already canceled a string of performances on his tour in South Africa and now his Billboard Music Awards performance is included on the list.

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Janet Jackson will receive Icon Award at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janet Jackson will receive the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

“Can’t wait! Thank u @bbmas,” Jackson posted on Instagram.

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Demi Lovato shows transgender solidarity at Billboard Music Awards

By : Alex Storer
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Image via the It Gets Better Project’s Twitter account.

Couture with a cause! Demi Lovato’s shirt at the Billboard Music Awards was as a show of support for the transgender community.

The shirt featured the silhouette of a person as on a bathroom sign, but with one half of the person styled as a male and the other half styled as a female with a skirt. The Billboard Music Awards aired on ABC May 22.

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