Halsey left her heart on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards stage on Wednesday night (May 1), with her stunning performance of “Without Me.”
The three-time BBMA winner, who donned a red leather bodysuit and bare feet, began belting the tune from the floor. The camera soon panned out to reveal she was surrounded by billowing smoke, bright white lights and a backing orchestra. Halsey slowed down the mid-tempo single even further, striking each lyric with intense contemporary dance moves alongside a female dancer.
“Without Me” — the singer’s first No. 1 single as a solo lead artist — already carries a notable weight of emotion, but she pushed it further to the edge for what will surely be one of the more memorable highlights of the night.
Halsey will be gracing the stage once again later tonight, when she joins superstar K-pop group BTS to perform their catchy “Boy With Luv” collaboration live for the first time. Earlier on the red carpet, the group showed off the friendship bracelets that Halsey gifted them. “Our cover of the album is pink, so she made it like, white and pink,” said member RM of the chosen colors. “That was like, so kind of her.”
View Halsey’s “Without Me” performance below.