Billboard Music Awards Sees Submit Malone Win 9 Awards – Deadline
The awards were presented at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where many artists performed in person. There was no live audience. The show was originally scheduled for April 29th but has been bumped because of the pandemic.
Khalid followed Post Malone for the most wins of the night with five including Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, and Top R&B Song. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus had the third most wins. Both artists were honored for their hit “Old Town Road” in the categories Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Song.
Billie Eilish has received three awards including Top New Artist and Top Female Artist. Winners in fan-selected categories were: BTS (Top Social Artist), Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” (Top Collaboration) and Harry Styles (Billboard Chart Achievement Award).
Rapper and social activist Killer Mike was awarded the first Billboard Change Maker Award by the historic APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) museum in Atlanta, GA. The award honoring an artist or group who is telling the truth about power through music, celebrity, and community, and who is active in their community and having time, money, or influence to help improve the lives of others was granted by the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance, bestowed floors. NBC and MRC have teamed up to deposit $ 1 million into Killer Mike’s recently launched digital bank Greenwood.
Cher appeared to present Garth Brooks with the Elite ICON Award, followed by his multiple hit performance.
Singer John Legend had the most emotional moment of the night and dedicated his performance of “Never Break” to Chrissy Teigen, who recently had a miscarriage. “This is for Chrissy,” he whispered before singing.
As a tribute to Eddie Van Halen, the show featured a clip from the 2015 BBMAs when his son Wolfgang took the stage with him for a rare live TV performance.
The full list of winners:
Top Artist: Post Malone
Top new artist: Billie Eilish
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Harry Styles
Top male artists: Post Malone
Top artist: Billie Eilish
Top duo / group: Jonas Brothers
Top Billboard 200 Artists: Post Malone
Top Hot 100 Artists: Post Malone
Top Streaming Songs Artists: Post Malone
Top Song Sales Artists: Lizzo
Top Radio Songs Artists: Jonas Brothers
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top Touring Artists: P! Nk
Top R&B Artists: Khalid
Top R&B Male Artists: Khalid
Top R&B artist: Summer Walker
Top R&B Tour: Khalid
Top Rap Artists: Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist: Post Malone
Top Rap Artist: Cardi B.
Top Rap Tour: Post Malone
Top Country Artists: Luke Combs
Top Country Male Artist: Luke Combs
Top Country Artist: Maren Morris
Top Country Duo / Group: Dan + Shay
Top Country Tour: George Strait
Top rock artists: Panic! At the disco
Top Rock Tour: Elton John
Top Latin Artists: Bad Bunny
Top Dance / Electronic Artist: The chain smokers
Top Christian Artists: Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Are We Going?”
Top soundtrack: “Frozen II”
Top R&B Album: Khalid “Free Spirit”
Top Rap Album: Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Top Country Album: Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Top Rock Album: “Fear Inoculum” tool
Top Latin Album: J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Top Dance / Electronic Album: Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Top Christian Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King”
Top Gospel Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King”
Top Hot 100 Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Altstadtstrasse”
Top Streaming Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Altstadtstrasse”
Best Selling Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Altstadtstrasse”
Top Radio Song: Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Top cooperation: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Top R&B Song: Khalid “Talk”
Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Altstadtstrasse”
Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 hours”
Top Rock Song: Panic! In the disco “Hey look Ma, I made it”
Top Latin Song: Papa Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Top Dance / Electronic Song: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Nah bei mir”
Top Christian song: for KING & COUNTRY “God only knows”
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West “Follow God”