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Billboard Music Awards 2018 winners list is all about the numbers

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”

 


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