Dressed in a stunning form-fitting gown, Rexha opened the performance with a slowed-down, orchestral version of the track. However, midway through the performance, the beat dropped and headed back into the club-ready melody.
Fans in the audience were chosen in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the BBMAs and Spotify Fans First, who teamed up to identify fans who have consumed the most hours of music over the past year and helped drive their favorite artists to the top spots on the Billboard charts.
“I’m Good (Blue)” — which was a finalist for three BBMAs at Sunday’s show and took home the prize for top dance/electronic song — spent 55 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. (Only one song in the chart’s nearly 11-year history has had a longer run at No. 1; “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille topped the chart for 69 weeks.)
“I want to say thank you so much to Billboard, thank you to my fans — come on, Rexhars! Stand up, let’s go!” Rexha said in her acceptance speech, adding what an “incredible journey” the song had taken. “We did it in 2017 and we didn’t think it was going to become such a worldwide anthem. We wanted to just flip a fun song from back in the day and just make it feel good. I just can’t believe how far this song has gone. Fifty-two weeks at No. 1, OK? I grew up watching Billboard and to be here right now is such an awesome, full-circle moment.”
Rexha then tossed to Guetta, who sent in a video acceptance speech. “The story of ‘I’m Good’ is actually crazy, because we were just jamming in the studio four years ago, and we didn’t want to put it out, really. I just played it as a tool in my DJ set, and someone sampled it. And it all started with TikTok, because someone used it as a TikTok sound. Now here we are: A full year at No. 1 on Billboard. This is really incredible.”
Rexha and Guetta are both past Billboard Music Awards winners. “Meant to Be,” Rexha’s collab with Florida Georgia Line, won four years ago for top country song, while Guetta was named top EDM artist in 2013.
Watch Bebe Rexha and David Guetta perform “I’m Good (Blue)” above, and the acceptance speech below.
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