Which Billboard & THR Pride Summit & Prom Performance Was Your Favorite? Vote!

While the global coronavirus pandemic may have led to the cancellation of senior proms and pride parades around the country, it didn’t stop Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter from throwing a virtual Pride Summit and Prom of our own on Saturday (June 13).

The Summit featured panels that discussed police brutality and Black Lives Matter, with appearances by . Afterward, Shea Diamond hosted Prom, while Tracy Youngbut DJ’d. The event included celebratory performances by LGBTQ stars and allies including Noah Cyrus, Tove Lo,  Pabllo Vittar and more.

Tituss Burgess gave attendees at home a few performances to groove to. He kicked off prom with “Dance M.F.,” which featured dancers twerking as the star sang, “Live your best life/ This is your day/ Go out tonight/ Dance it away.”

Drag star Vittar skipped the traditional glam prom wear and went a little more casual with her performance — as one does while in quarantine. The Brazilian sang her hit “Tímida” while dressed in a Calvin Klein sweater and denim shorts, kicking off her performance from bed before strutting around her room.

For those eager for the slow-dance song (and not the staple “Lady in Red” …) Cyrus offered up an emotional and stripped down take of “July.”  Like Vittar, she went casual, but took it one step further by performing in her pajamas.

Which of the prom performances was your favorite? Watch all of them here, then vote in our poll below!

 

Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Pride Prom and Summit supports The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Hank Williams Jr.’s Daughter Dies in Tennessee Car Accident

The daughter of country music star Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a single-vehicle automobile accident over the weekend in Tennessee.

Katherine Williams-Dunning, 27, died Saturday night (June 13) after losing control of her 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and rolling over on a highway in Henry County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed to Billboard.

Her husband, Tyler Dunning, was injured in the crash and airlifted to a nearby hospital. His condition was not immediately known at press time.

Billboard has reached out to Williams Jr.’s representatives for comment.

Sam Williams, Katherine’s brother, shared news of the car accident in a Facebook post. “My sister and brother in law have been In a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard!” he wrote.

Country music star Travis Tritt also took to social media to share his condolences for the tragic loss.

“This news is just heartbreaking. My family and I knew Katie ever since she was a kid. I cannot even imagine what Hank, Mary Jane and the rest of the Williams family are going through right now. Please say a prayer for all of them and share your love any way you can,” Tritt tweeted.

My sister and brother in law have been In a terrible accident. Please pray for them so hard! Katie Williams and Tyler Dunning

Posted by Sam Williams on Saturday, June 13, 2020

What’s Your Favorite Music Video From J Balvin’s ‘Colores’? Vote!

J Balvin hinted new music was on the way when he dropped his head-bobbing, deep-bass “Blanco” (White) in the fall of 2019. After kicking off 2020 with the reggaeton song “Morado” (Purple) and then releasing “Rojo” (Red), fans began to speculate that a new album was on the way.

On March 19, in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, Balvin dropped his fifth solo studio album Colores, bringing lots of joy and reggaeton to his fans. “Amarillo” (Yellow) was the lead single to launch with the set.

Up to now, eight out of ten songs from the album have dropped a music video, including “Gris” (Gray), which shows Balvin surrounded by snakes, scorpions, crows, frogs, fire, an elephant and at one point, he’s even drowning and the newly released heartfelt animated “Azul” (Blue).

All videos have been filmed by Colin Tilley, giving Balvin’s visuals a cinematographic, monochromatic and edgy vibe.

“The goal was to create different content that would really stand out and that the reggaetón world hadn’t really seen before,” Tilley said to Billboard in a recent interview “Jose is just the definition of a true collaborator.”

Specifying that the forthcoming music video for “Azul” (Blue) is “one of the most ridiculous ideas I’ve probably ever had,” Tilley added: “It’s one of those ideas that you could either seriously hate or love. And that’s what we strive for: You either will love it or hate it. It’s also about the feeling you get from color because when we listen to music, we see colors, you feel a color, and that’s the beauty of music.”

Check out the eight music videos already out from Colores and vote for your favorite below:

“Blanco”

“Morado”

“Rojo”

 “Amarillo”

“Gris”

“Verde”

“Rosa”

“Azul”