Billboard Music Awards: Full list of winners led by Drake, Beyonce, Twenty One Pilots

A slew of gold- and platinum-selling artists were in contention for the silver anniversary of the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21. Reigning Artist of the Year Adele lost her title to Drake. Others in contention were Beyonce, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. (Read the Billboard Music Awards recap.)

Winners in the 48 races were announced prior to and during the ceremony from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 that aired on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris  hosted this ceremony, which focused more on performances than prizes. Nicki Minaj opened the show with Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Lil Wayne. Among others raising their voice in song are: Miley Cyrus (who was pushing her new single “Malibu”), Celine Dion (with a new version of”My Heart Will Go On” two decades after its debut), Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. Cher, who was feted with the ICON Award also performed.

GENERAL

Top Artist Nominees
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
X – Drake
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist
Adele
X – Beyonce
ArianaGrande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
X – Drake
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns n Rosies
X – Twenty One Pilots

Top New Artist
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Uzi London
Lukas Graham
X – Zayn Malik

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ARTISTS BY GENRES

Top R&B Artist
X – Beyonce
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist
J Cole
Desiigner
X – Drake
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Country Artist
Florida Georgia Line
X – Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Rock Artist
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
X – Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist
J Balvin
X – Juan Gabriel
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
X – The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist
X – Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist
Jekalyn Carr
X – Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
David and Tamela
Hezekiah Walker

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SALES

Top Hot 100 Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
X – Drake & Wizkida & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce – “Lemonade”
X – Drake – “Views”
Rihanna – “Anti”
Twenty One Pilots – “Blurryface”
The Weeknd – “Starboy”

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Luke Bryan
The Chainsmokers
Nicki Minaj
X – Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist
The Chainsmokers
X – Drake
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Selling Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
X – Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

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ALBUMS

Top R&B Album
X – Beyonce – “Lemonade”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Frank Ocean – “Blonde”
Rihanna – “Anti”
The Weeknd – “Starboy”

Top Rap Album
J Cole – “4 Your Eyez Only”
X – Drake – “Views”
Kevin Gates – “Islah”
DJ Khaled – “Major Key”
A Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It From Here, Thanks 4 Your Service”

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean – “They Don’t Know”
Florida Georgia Line – “Dig Your Roots”
Blake Shelton – “If I’m Honest”
X – Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
Keith Urban – “Ripcord”

Top Rock Album
The Lumineers – “Cleopatra”
X – Metallica – “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”
Radiohead – “A Moon Shaped Pool”
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “The Getaway”
Twenty One Pilots – “Blurryface”

Top Latin Album
J Balvin – “Energia”
CNCO – “Primera Cita”
X – Juan Gabriel – “Los Duo 2”
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho – “Recuerden Mi Estilo”

Top Dance/Electronic Album
The Chainsmokers – “Bouquet/Collage”
Flume – “Skin”
Kygo – “Cloud Nine”
X – Lindsey Stirling – “Brave Enough”

Top Christian Album
Casting Crowns – “The Very Next Thing”
X – Lauren Daigle – “How Can It Be”
Joey and Rory – “Hymns”
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family – “Love Remains”
Skillet – “Unleashed”

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album
X – Hamilton Musical
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad
Trolls

SONGS

Top Collaboration
X – The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Sia and Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration
X – Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming”
Rihanna & Drake – “Work”
PartyNextDoor & Drake – “Come And See Me”

Top Rap Song
X – Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M & Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos & Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee”
RaeSremmurd & Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration
X – RaeSremmurd & Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall – “JuJu On That Beat”
D.R.A.M & Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos & Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee”
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – “Bad Things”

Top Country Song
X – Kenny Chesney & Pink – “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y”
Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw – “May We All”
Little Big Town – “Better Man”
Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

RADIO/STREAMING/SOCIAL

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
X – Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
X – Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
X – BTS
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Radio Song
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
The Chainsmokers & Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Sia and Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
X – Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
X – Drake & Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Rihanna – “Needed Me”
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video)
The Chainsmokers & Halsey – “Closer”
X – Desiigner – “Panda”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall – “JuJu On That Beat”
Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

TOURING

Top Touring Artist
Justin Bieber
X – Beyonce
Coldplay
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Tour
X – Beyonce
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Tour
X – Drake
Future
Kanye West

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan
X – Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Tour
X – Coldplay
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

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