at a past event
Olivia Rodrigo at a past event
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The much anticipated annual Billboard Music Awards took place last night at the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The award show was hosted by legendary rapper, Sean "Diddy" Combs.

The show basically recognises artists across genres of music and those who've achieved success via radio play, touring, song sales, and album sales.

 

Heading into this year's show, Canadian, The Weeknd had the most nominations after being nominated in 17 categories. This came after the success of his chart-topping Dawn FM album.

Doja Cat's Planet Her album's success saw her become the female artist with the most nominations after she bagged a whopping 14 of them.

We take a look at the biggest winners of the night which saw Mary J Blige honored with the Billboard Icon Award celebrating her legendary career that stretches over two decades.

 

Below are the list of winners:

TOP ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

TOP NEW ARTIST:

  • Givēon
  • Masked Wolf
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Pooh Shiesty
  • The Kid LAROI

TOP MALE ARTIST:

  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd

TOP FEMALE ARTIST:

  • Adele
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

TOP DUO/GROUP:

  • BTS
  • Glass Animals
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST:

  • Adele
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • TOP STREAMING SONGS ARTIST:
  • Doja Cat
  • Drake
  • Lil Nas X
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd
  • TOP SONG SALES ARTIST:
  • Adele
  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Walker Hayes

TOP SONG SALES ARTIST:

  • Adele
  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Walker Hayes

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL (EXCLU. U.S.) ARTIST:

  • BTS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • The Weeknd

TOP TOUR:

  • Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
  • Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
  • Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
  • Harry Styles (Love on Tour)
  • The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

TOP R&B ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Givēon
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
  • Summer Walker
  • The Weeknd

TOP R&B MALE ARTIST:

  • Givēon
  • Khalid
  • The Weeknd

TOP R&B FEMALE ARTIST:

  • Doja Cat
  • Summer Walker
  • SZA

TOP R&B TOUR:

  • Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
  • Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
  • Usher (The Vegas Residency)

TOP RAP ARTIST:

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Moneybagg Yo
  • Polo G

TOP RAP FEMALE ARTIST:

  • Cardi B
  • Latto
  • Megan Thee Stallion

TOP SOUNDTRACK:

  • Arcane League of Legends
  • Encanto
  • In The Heights
  • Sing 2
  • tick, tick…BOOM!

TOP R&B ALBUM:

  • Doja Cat - Planet Her
  • Givēon - When It's All Said and Done…Take Time
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
  • Summer Walker - Still Over It
  • The Weeknd - Dawn FM

TOP RAP ALBUM:

  • Drake - Certified Lover Boy
  • Moneybagg Yo - A Gangsta's Pain
  • Rod Wave - SoulFly
  • The Kid LAROI - F*ck Love
  • Ye - Donda

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM:

  • Florida Georgia Line - Life Rolls On
  • Lee Brice - Hey World
  • Taylor Swift - Fearless (Taylor's Version)
  • Taylor Swift - Red (Taylor's Version)
  • Walker Hayes - Country Stuff: The Album

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM:

  • Carrie Underwood - My Savior
  • CeCe Winans - Believe for It
  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music - Old Church Basement
  • Phil Wickham - Hymn of Heaven
  • Ye - Donda

TOP GOSPEL ALBUM:

  • CeCe Winans - Believe for It
  • Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music - Old Church Basement
  • Maverick City Music - Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
  • Maverick City Music & Upperroom - move your heart.
  • Ye - Donda

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