Kelly Clarkson, the host of this year's Billboard Music Awards, opened the show with a tearful message about the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
"Once again, ya'll, we're grieving for more kids who have died for no reason at all," Clarkson said, staring directly into the camera as she noted that she herself is a mother of four. "I'm so sick of moments of silence...it's not working, obviously. Why don't we do a moment of action, a moment of change? We need to do better."