Get it, guys. At the Billboard Music Awards, the cast of this year’s biggest new TV show, ‘Empire,’ showed everyone why they need to be watching their show– as if they weren’t already!
Freaking awesome. At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray, the stars of Empire, performed some of the songs from their smash hit new series– and they were joined by special guest, Empire guest star, Estelle! Better yet, series star Taraji P. Henson was on hand to present the performance. The whole thing was absolutely amazing, except for one thing: It made us totally bummed that we still have more than three months until we get new episodes!
‘Empire’ Cast: Billboard Awards Performance
The series, which along with Taraji, Jussie and Bryshere also stars Terrence Howard, tells the story of a record label mogul and the saga of his family. To no one’s surprise, the show has been picked up for a second season, but it won’t return to Fox until the Fall.
Lucky for us though, we got to hear some of the series’ awesome songs at the Billboard Awards, and it just served to remind us how much we love this show.
Jussie and Bryshere, who play two of the three Lyon family sons, sang “Conqueror” and, the show’s arguable theme song, “You’re So Beautiful.”
The Rising Stars Of ‘Empire’
Prior to the performance, Jussie and Bryshere both expressed their excitement to be a part of one of the biggest nights in music.
“There’s no way I could possibly love music more than I already do,” Jussie said. “The Billboard Music Awards has been the epitome of celebrating some of the best of the best in music. To be included as a performer on this year’s celebration is a huge honor.”
Bryshere echoed that sentiment. “I’m still living in a dream — the success of Empire and now getting the honor to perform at the Billboard Music Awards. It’s truly a blessing,” he said.
What did you guys think of the Empire performance? Are you excited for the show to return?
— Casey Mink