But most importantly, last night's Billboard Music Awards featured some very fabulous dancing. Because when choreo-loving icons like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Madonna are all in the same room, you know you're going to see some impressive moves.
Here are the highlights:
Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, "ME!"
Given the massive scale of the candy-colored video for this track, we weren't surprised that T.Swift and the Panic! At the Disco frontman decided to go big last night, with oodles of dancers and a full-on marching band (*waves at Beyoncé*).
Halsey, "Without Me"
Did Halsey's dance alter-ego/antagonist/love interest look familiar? Yup—that was none other than Jade Chynoweth!
Ciara, "Thinkin Bout You"
This dancing queen's flawlessly choreographed performance gave us ALL the Janet vibes.
Madonna and Maluma, "Medellín"
What's better than one Madonna? How about four dancing Madonna holograms—plus the real Madonna, and Maluma, and a whole crew of backup salseros for good measure?
Ariana Grande, "7 Rings"
Ariana wanted some of the best dancers in the industry to break it down alongside her in graffiti-bedecked puffer jackets. SHE GOT IT.
Mariah Carey medley
Mariah, the recipient of the Billboard Icon Award, didn't dance herself. (She was too busy showcasing that 50-octave range.) But her tuxedo-clad backup dancers won absolutely everything.
BTS feat. Halsey, "Boy With Luv"
If you saw them perform this banger on "Saturday Night Live" a few weeks back, then maybe—maybe—you were prepared for the awesomeness of the K-pop boy-banders' dancing. If you didn't, well, we're guessing you're still recovering.
Paula Abdul medley
Yup, girl's still got it! She opened the mix of her greatest hits with some #casual a cappella tap—and things only got dancier from there. (Fun fact: The fan she beaned with her hat was Julianne Hough.)
Ralph Lauren is kicking off the celebration bright and early with a gender-neutral capsule collection featuring a rainbow version (naturally) of its pony logo. And the brand chose a bunch of influential LGBTQIA+ community members to model the looks—including our favorite danseur in heels, Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters.
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.