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Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone will celebrate his 16 whopping nominations at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance. The hitmaker is one of several acts set to perform during Wednesday night's awards show, which will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Some of the performances will be live, while others were pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show, where Malone is up for honors including top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.
Princess Eugenie has been named as the new royal patron of the Scoliosis Association UK.
Eugenie, 30, who is pregnant with her first child, was born with scoliosis and has since been vocal about her experience, including showing off the scar from surgery to correct the condition on her wedding day.
She often shares pictures on her social media showing the scars and encourages others to do the same.
Scoliosis Association UK announced the news on social media and on their website last week.
Billie Eilish urges people to wear a mask as she wins 3 Billboard Music Awards
Billie Eilish was among the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night (14.10.20), scooping Top Female Artist, Top New Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album, and she urged people to wash their hands and wear a face mask, amid the coronavirus pandemic.The 18-year-old singer was among the big winners at the ceremony at Los Angeles' Hollywood's Dolby Theatre - where there was no audience due to the pandemic - on Wednesday night (14.10.20), as she also took home the Top New Artist prize and won Top Billboard 200 Album for 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'.
In their tweet the association said: 'We are pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie has agreed to become the Royal Patron of the Scoliosis Association UK.'
Stephanie Clark, co-founder and chair of SAUK, said: 'I am absolutely delighted and grateful that Princess Eugenie is to be our Royal Patron.
'Her bravery and experience makes this a very personal decision, and will continue to offer encouragement to the many people of all ages who are struggling to come to terms with their scoliosis.'
Eugenie underwent surgery on her spine at the age of 12 so titanium could be added to repair the curvature which scoliosis had caused.
The scar was also brought to the forefront of public attention on Eugenie's wedding day to husband Jack Brooksbank.
Why the Church of England co-owns a Beyoncé hit
The Church is among the investors in a company that has been snapping up the rights to classic songs.It sounds bizarre - but the church is one of hundreds of investors in a company called Hipgnosis, which, for the past three years, has been hungrily snapping up the rights to thousands of hit songs.
The princess chose a stunning gown with a drop back that showed off her scar. Speaking at the time, Eugenie said it was important to highlight her journey with the condition.
The royal has stepped up her advocacy work in recent months.
She shared a post on International Scoliosis Awareness Day in June that read: 'I just wanted to share my scar and encourage anyone out there who's gone through something similar to share theirs with me.
'Let's be proud of our scars! I'd love to repost any of your images on my stories so please tag me and I will share. #internationalscoliosisawarenessday.'
The royal has highlighted stories shared by followers with the condition in the months since.
Eugenie is also the Royal Patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where she had her childhood surgery.
Florence Price: The story of America’s forgotten musical genius .
She was the first Black woman to have her music played by a major orchestra in the US, so why has she been overlooked? – Florence Price, 1943, in a letter to Serge Koussevitsky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra