The Billboard Music Awards 2018 held on Sunday 20th of May, 2018 at Las Vegas. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson it was a celebratory night for music with different performances by Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend,Khalid, Camilla Cabello and Pharrell and more.

As expected, some artistes bagged more awards than others, with Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran leading the pack with six awards each. Next to them were Bruno Mars, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi with five awards each.

Here’s a list of all the billboard music award winners for 2018:

Icon Award – Janet Jackson  – Multiple award winner of the night, Bruno Mars surprised fans when he took the stage to introduce Icon Award honoree, Janet Jackson. Letting everyone know that she was the “the first black woman to ever receive the Billboard Icon Award.” Jackson also hit the stage and got the audience on their feet as performed some of her greatest hits.

Janet Jackson
Top Artist
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
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran
Top Male Artist
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran *WINNER
Top Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift *WINNER
Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Imagine Dragons *WINNER
Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars *WINNER
The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist
Bruno Mars *WINNER
The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist
Top Rap Artist
Kendrick Lamar *WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist
Kendrick Lamar *WINNER
Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist
Bhad Bhabie
Nicki Minaj
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
Taylor Swift receives her award 

Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners.


Other Awards Include

Top rap tour- Jay Z

Top country tour- Luke Bryan

Top rock artist- Imagine dragon

Top rock tour- U2

Top Latin artist- Ozuna

Top dance/ electronic artist- The Chainsmokers

Top Christian artist- MercyMe

Top Gospel artist-Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Top billboard 200 album: Kendrick Lamar DAMN

Top selling album- Taylor Swift REPUTATION

Top soundtrack- Moana

Top R&B album- Bruno Mars 24k Magic

Top rap album- Kendrick Lamar DAMN

Top Country album- Chris Stapleton From a room volume 1

Top rock album- Imagine dragons EVOLVE

Top Latin album- Ozuna ODISEA

Top dance/ Electronic album- The Chainsmokers Memories… Don’t open it

Top Christian album- Alan Jackson; Precious memories collection

Top Gospel album- Tasha Cobbs; Heart, Passion, pursuit.

Top hot 100 songs: Luis Fonsi & daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber- Despacito

Top streaming songs (audio)- Kendrick Lamar HUMBLE

Luis Fonsi

Top streaming songs (Video): Luis Fonsi & daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber- Despacito

Top selling songs: Luis Fonsi & daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber- Despacito

Top radio song: Ed Sheeran- Shape of you

Top collaboration: Luis Fonsi & daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber- Despacito

Top R&B song: Bruno Mars- that’s what I like

Top rap song: Post Malone ft 21 savage- Rockstar

Top country song: Sam Hunt- Body like a back road

Top rock song: Imagine dragon- Believer

Top Latin song: Luis Fonsi & daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber- Despacito

Top dance/ electronic song: The Chainsmokers and Coldplay: something just like this

Top Christian song: Hillsong worship- What a beautiful name

Top Gospel song: J.J Hairston and youthful praise- You deserve it.


Photo Credit: Getty Images

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