• ‘Let's Have a Moment of Change.' Kelly Clarkson Opens Billboard Music Awards With Powerful Address on Gun Violence

    One year ago - By Time

    Kelly Clarkson confronted the recent school shooting in Texas in an emotional opening to the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. Clarkson called for a “moment of action” to replace the usual “moment of silence” that follows mass shooting tragedies.
    “My home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, we're grieving for more kids that have died,” the singer and host of The Voice said, referring to the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, where 10 people were killed at least 10 others wounded by 17-year-old suspected gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis on Friday.
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  • Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

    Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

    One year ago - By WCVB

    An emotional and passionate Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a tribute to the recent school children and teachers who died in Texas.
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  • The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    One year ago - By National Post

    The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards :
    5:15 p.m.
    Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
    The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but “why don't we change what's happening”
    Ariana Grande then started the Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single “No Tears Left To Cry,” in all black with a platinum blonde ponytail.
    -- 3:38 a.m.
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