Brendon Urie spoke with Billboard’s Keith Caulfield backstage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), chatting about his BBMAs wins, how his collaboration with Taylor Swift started with a text, and what’s next for Panic! at the Disco.
Speaking on taking home the awards for both top rock song for “High Hopes” and top rock album, Urie told Billboard, “It's daunting. It's very overwhelming in the best way, and I'm just so grateful, really. I'm so appreciative.”
Asked if winning these awards means more because they are based on chart performance and, therefore, fan support via record sales, he said it absolutely does. “There’s nothing more validating than the people who really care about your craft,” he shared. “I'm eternally grateful to my fans. There's no reason for me to be here without them. The only reason I get to do this is because they allow me to do this. They continue to love and support and it blows my mind in the best way possible and I am so happy.”