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Halsey performed her latest hit “Without Me” on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1.

Halsey’s emotionally charged performance began with the singer on the stage floor wearing a red one-piece leotard with ankle restraints on her legs with similar buckles around her waist and shoulder. The backdrop was dark with spikes of shining lights.

Her performance featured one female dancer where they told the story of an abusive relationship. They go back and forth with contemporary dance moves while Halsey sings her heart out. She even goes to the top of the grand piano on stage to belt out a note “sitting up there.”

By the end of the performance, the entire arena was on their feet applauding her. Halsey thanked the crowd looking a mix of stunned and gracious. BTS was in the first row supporting their friend and collaborator through her performance.

Halsey is nominated at this year’s award show for Top Selling Song for “Without Me” and Top Female Artist. Halsey will also perform a second time tonight with BTS for the first time live on their collaboration “Boy With Luv” during the show. BTS won Top Duo/Group and is nominated for Top Social Artist.