With just hours remaining in the countdown to tonight’s 2021 Billboard Music Awards, hop aboard E! News’ time machine and reminisce on the pop culture perfection that first awed fans 20 years ago.
In just a few short hours, music’s brightest stars will come together under one roof to find out who climbed their way to the top of the ultimate Billboard chart. Nominees for the prestigious Top Artist award include Drake, Juice WRLD, Taylor Swift, Pop Smoke and The Weeknd, but before we get too ahead of ourselves… let’s take a trip back in time to the BBMAs exactly two decades ago.
Expect to see many of the same artists still dominating the airwaves today, just with blonder highlights, thinner eyebrows and pants with waistlines well below the belly button. (We’re looking at you Gwen Stefani.)
So what are you waiting for? Bask in the magic of the early aughts with a flashback to the 2001 Billboard Music Awards.
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