Monday, May 27, 2024

Banned Country Singer Morgan Wallen Wins 3 Billboard Music Awards Anyway — On Show from Same Company as Golden Globes


Maybe the problem isn’t just the Golden Globes. Maybe it’s Dick Clark Productions.

DCP produces the Golden Globes and the Billboard Music Awards.

Tonight country singer Morgan Wallen won 3 big awards despite being “banned” from the show. He won Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album.

The Billboard Music Awards come from Billboard magazine, which is owned by MRC and Penske Media. MRC owns the awards show, in conjunction with Penske.

So the fact that Wallen used the “N” word in a TMZ video and was supposedly put on ice by the industry– it’s all talk. It means nothing. He got away with it. Wallen has been rewarded by everyone.

Indeed, he hasn’t suffered a bit. His “Double Album” has sold like hot cakes, making millions for him, the record company, the talent agency, as if his transgression was…nothing.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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