SAINt JHN ignites 2020 Billboard Music Awards
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Saint Jhn performs onstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on Oct. 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Saint Jhn performs onstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on Oct. 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

SAINt JHN owned the stage on Wednesday evening with the performance of his hit single ‘Roses’ at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

The 34-year-old, Guyanese-bred singer, cranked up the intensity, removed his jacket and began hopping around on stage to the beat of his song.

The animated hyphenate proved why he ruled the EDM charts all summer with an electric rendition of his smash hit.

The rapper initially produced the song in July of 2016, before later including it in his 2018 album Collection One. It was then remixed by Kazakh producer Imanbek and released as a single on September 18, 2019. The remix of the song is higher pitched and helped the song gain international recognition after it was featured on a Snapchat filter and on video-sharing app TikTok where it received over 4.5 billion plays in the month of April 2020.

“I didn’t know that it was going to be the biggest song in the world,” Jhn told Billboard in May. “I thought [the original] ‘Roses’ was the biggest song in the world in 2015. I still believe that. I didn’t know this was the mechanism or catalyst for this to be exactly what I thought it was going to be.”

After an impressive run with “Roses” on the Hot 100, JHN is looking to catch fire with his latest single, “Gorgeous.” Released last week, “Gorgeous” serves as a celebratory tune for the Brooklyn star’s triumphant run in 2020. (Experts from Billboard.com)

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