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The "2021 Billboard Music Awards" went down last night at the "Microsoft Theater" in Los Angeles. Top stories included:
- Nick Jonas both hosted the show and closed the show out as the Jonas Brothers performed a medley that included their recent single "Leave Before You Love Me" with Marshmello.
- Pink not only took the stage as a performer, but was the "Icon Award" recipient.
- Drake was honored with the "Artist of the Decade Award."
- Trae The Truth took home the "Change Maker Award." Tina Knowles-Lawson presented the award to him.
- The Weeknd, who led the night with 16 nominations, also led the night with wins, taking home ten awards.
- Despite being barred from preforming at or attending the awards show, Morgan Wallen won big, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, and Top Country Album.
Dorothy Carvello who rote the explosive memoir "Anything for a Hit: AN A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry" is now set to follow-up with a novel and get ready, because, according to her, "all the characters in the Nashville book will be recognizable. People will be guessing.” She went on to elaborate, “Nashville is a hot market, but it’s a good ol’ boys network. They don’t want to let anyone else in, but they have to, because the business is getting bigger.” She said of execs’ behavior: “There is such hypocrisy. They all belong to a church, and meanwhile they’re breaking every commandment.” Her goal of the novel is to "expose the hypocrites in the music business and start outing these people." Carvello went on to explain, "it’s a closed community. They’ve been running the show for years, and there are no women running record companies. Everyone goes along with the racism and misogyny. They do whatever they want to do.”