Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Billboard Music Awards 2022: Olivia Rodrigo, Drake take home top honours

The Billboard Music Awards returned to Las Vegas for its 2022 edition, delivering a star-studded evening in celebration of music’s most chart-topping artists.
According to ‘Variety’, before the awards ceremony aired, Billboard announced many of the night’s winners, including Drake, who took home five awards for top artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male artist and rap album.
Olivia Rodrigo took home the most awards of the night with seven, including new artist, female artist, Hot 100 artist, streaming songs artist, radio songs artist, Billboard Global 200 artist and Billboard 200 album.
Meanwhile, Ye was honored with Christian artist, gospel artist, Christian album, gospel album Christian song and gospel song.
Sean “Diddy” Combs hosted the awards show, which featured performances from controversial figures Morgan Wallen and Travis Scott. The show also included performances from Bryson Tiller, Jack Harlow, Christian Combs, Teyana Taylor, Becky G, Burna Boy, Dan + Shay, Ed Sheeran, Elle King and Miranda Lambert, Florence + the Machine, Latto, Maxwell, Rauw Alejandro and Silk Sonic.
Machine Gun Kelly dedicated his acoustic performance to his “wife” Megan Fox and their “unborn child”. The Billboard Awards are data-driven, based on a combination of streaming strength, radio airplay, album and track sales, as well as social engagement. (IANS)
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Top Artist: Drake
Top New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Male Artist: Drake
Top Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
top streaming songs artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Song Sales Artist: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Billboard Global 200 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top billboard global (Exclu. U.S.) Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Male Artist: Drake
Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Top Rap Tour: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay
Top Country Tour: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Top Rock Artist: Glass Animals
Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Female Artist: Kali Uchis
Top Latin Duo/Group: Eslabon Armado
Top Latin Tour: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Ye
Top Gospel Artist: Ye
Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR
Top Soundtrack: Encanto
Top R&B Album: Doja Cat – Planet Her
Top Rap Album: Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1
Top Latin Album: Karol G – KG0516
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Illenium – Fallen Embers
Top Christian Album: Ye – Donda
Top Gospel Album: Ye – Donda
Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Top Streaming Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Top Selling Song: BTS – “Butter”
Top Radio Song: Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
Top Collaboration: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Top Billboard Global 200 Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Top Billboard Global 200 (exclu. U.S.) Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Top Viral Song: Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Top R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – “Leave the Door Open”
Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Top Country Song: Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
Top Rock Song: Måneskin – “Beggin’”
Top Latin Song: Kali Uchis – “telepatía”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
Top Christian Song: Ye – “Hurricane”
Top Gospel Song: Ye – “Hurricane”
Icon Award: Mary J. Blige
Changemaker Award: Mari Copeny

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