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Billboard Music Awards: The 2018 Winners List

A night of glitz and glam, with a lot of awards

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NBC hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this weekend, with fan-favorites hitting the stage to thank fans and accept their latest awards. This year NBC offered a coast-to-coast live telecast of the event, which marked the first time that the Billboard Music Awards have aired on NBC.

The event began with Kelly Clarkson, who also served as host this year, taking a moment on-stage at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to address the recent school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas. Clarkson asked fans and voters to keep the preassure on lawmakers to make a positive change, and to take action.

Two of the big winners of the night were on-stage BFFs Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Swift took home the award for Best Female Artist and Best Selling Album, while Sheeran took home the awards for Top Artist overall, Top 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Song Artist, and Top Radio Song overall.  Another big winner from the night was Kendrick Lamar, the artist brought home several major awards including Top Rap Artist of the year. Other names you’ll see on the list more than once performers Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons.

Of course the performances are one of the main reasons to watch the event, and NBC had a few showstoppers. Artists spanning several musical generations hit the stage, including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, BTS, and Shawn Mendes. Camila Cabello and Pharrell joined forces in a special duet, as did Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato with “Fall in Line”. Viewers also got to watch Ke$ha and Macklemore perform. On the list of surprises, Salt-N-Pepa and Janet Jackson both performed on stage, which was one of the highlights of the night and one of the biggest moments on social-media.

If you enjoy the technical side of things, this year’s awards are based on the billboard chart period between April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. You can find the full list of winners below.

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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