Did you get a chance to watch the Billboard Music Awards live or were you one of the lucky few to actually witness it on Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas?
This year celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart which has been honoring music’s hottest artists since 1958. It’s a moment of celebration, and the event is going to be one grand show. Host Kelly Clarkson revealed that she has 20 costume changes lined up for the three-hour broadcast. Who will lead the winners list was a big question, you had Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran the top 3 nominees dominating this year’s award show racked up with 15 nominations each. All three men are competing for categories including – ‘Top Artists, Top Song Sales, Top 100 songs among other honours.
Whether it’s a clan or solo track, Drake has made it 162 times in the Billboard Top 100 list. He is up this year with 9 nominations including ‘Top Artist’ and ‘Top Album’ amongst others. Taylor Swift holds the title of the ‘Top Winner’ of all-time with 21 trophies under her belt. This year she is nominated in 5 categories such as ‘Top Artist’ and ‘Top Selling Album.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards featured performances from Janet Jackson, who accepted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award and performed for the first time on television in nine years, as well as BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran with collaborations from Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and Pharrell Williams, Khalid & Normani, Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled, Macklemore and Kesha, Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue, Shawn Mendes & Khalid and Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.
A slew of artists took the stage to perform throughout the night, including John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande. Korean pop band BTS became the first ever Korean act to perform at the ceremony, debuting their new single Fake Love. They also took home the award for Top Social Artist.
Now here is the list of winners from all categories:
Top Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran -- WINNER Taylor Swift
Top New Artist: 21 Savage Camila Cabello Cardi B Khalid -- WINNER Kodak Black
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Camila Cabello -- WINNER Cardi B Drake Sam Hunt Ed Sheeran
Top Male Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Female Artist: Camila Cabello Cardi B Halsey Demi Lovato Taylor Swift -- WINNER
Top Duo/Group: The Chainsmokers Coldplay Imagine Dragons -- WINNER Migos U2
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar Ed Sheeran Chris Stapleton Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Cardi B Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Post Malone Ed Sheeran
Top Song Sales Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Radio Songs Artist: Halsey Imagine Dragons Bruno Mars Charlie Puth Ed Sheeran -- WINNER
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber BTS -- WINNER Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Shawn Mendes
Top Touring Artist: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran U2 -- WINNER
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown Khalid Bruno Mars -- WINNER SZA The Weeknd Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid Bruno Mars -- WINNER The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Beyonce Rihanna SZA -- WINNER
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars -- WINNER Lionel Richie The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert Migos Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar -- WINNER Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist: Bhad Bhabie Cardi B -- WINNER Nicki Minaj
Top Rap Tour: J. Cole JAY-Z -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar
Top Country Artist: Kane Brown Luke Combs Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Top Country Male Artist: Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Top Country Female Artist: Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris -- WINNER
Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER Old Dominion Zac Brown Band
Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan -- WINNER Florida Georgia Line Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons -- WINNER Linkin Park Portugal. The Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers twenty one pilots
Top Rock Tour: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses U2 -- WINNER
Top Latin Artist: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna -- WINNER Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers -- WINNER Calvin Harris Kygo Marshmello ODESZA
Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship Hillsong UNITED Hillsong Worship MercyMe -- WINNER Zach Williams
Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown & group therAPy Travis Greene J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Tasha Cobbs Leonard -- WINNER Tamela Mann
Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, More Life Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER Post Malone, Stoney Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) Taylor Swift, reputation
Top Selling Album: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. P!nk, Beautiful Trauma Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 Taylor Swift, reputation -- WINNER
Top Soundtrack: Black Panther The Fate of the Furious: The Album The Greatest Showman Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Moana -- WINNER
Top R&B Album: Khalid, American Teen Bruno Mars, 24K Magic -- WINNER SZA, CTRL The Weeknd, Starboy XXXTentacion, 17
Top Rap Album: Drake, More Life Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2 Migos, Culture Post Malone, Stoney
Top Country Album: Kane Brown, Kane Brown Luke Combs, This One’s For You Thomas Rhett, Life Changes Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 -- WINNER Brett Young, Brett Young
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Evolve -- WINNER Linkin Park, One More Light Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor Portugal. The Man, Woodstock U2, Songs of Experience
Top Latin Album: Nicky Jam, Fenix Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar Ozuna, Odisea -- WINNER Romeo Santos, Golden Shakira, El Dorado
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii, AVĨCI (01) The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open -- WINNER Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Kygo, Stargazing ODESZA, A Moment Apart
Top Christian Album: Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud Hillsong UNITED, Wonder Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection -- WINNER MercyMe, Lifer
Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit -- WINNER Marvin Sapp, Close
Top Hot 100 Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like" Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar" Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." -- WINNER Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour LLIF3" Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, "Rockstar" Post Malone ft. Quavo, "Congratulations"
Top Streaming Song (Video): Cardi B, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Lil Pump, "Gucci Gang" Bruno Mars, "That’s What I Like" Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road” Imagine Dragons “Believer” Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Ed Sheeran “Perfect”
Top Radio Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” Imagine Dragons, “Believer” Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” Charlie Puth, “Attention” Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You” -- WINNER
Top Collaboration: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Top R&B Song: Childish Gambino, “Redbone” DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts” Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke” Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” -- WINNER Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse” Top Rap Song: Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One" French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable” Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” -- WINNER
Top Country Song: Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs” Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” -- WINNER Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be” Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer” -- WINNER Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy” Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”
Top Latin Song: J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente” Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER Maluma, “Felices Los 4” Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” -- WINNER Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises” Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye” Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me” Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”
Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar” Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” -- WINNER Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You” MercyMe, “Even If” Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”
Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You” Travis Greene, “You Waited” J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” -- WINNER Tamela Mann, “Change Me” Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”