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Ed Sheeran Wins Top Artist at 2018 Billboard Music Awards; Complete Winners List

The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Kelly Clarkson played host, with Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar leading the way with 15 nominations each. Sheeran took home the top artist prize.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards featured performances from Janet Jackson, who accepted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards ICON Award and performed for the first time on television in nine years, as well as BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran with collaborations from Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and Pharrell Williams, Khalid & Normani, Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled, Macklemore and Kesha, Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue, Shawn Mendes & Khalid and Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.

Presenters throughout the evening included Hailey Baldwin, Tyra Banks, Alison Brie, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Andy Cohen, Simon Cowell, Darren Criss, Halsey, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, Nick Jonas and DJ Mustard, Chloe Kim, Mila Kunis, Padma Lakshmi, Des Linden, Julia Michaels, French Montana, NE-YO, Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan, Bebe Rexha, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson, Grace VanderWaal and Rebel Wilson.

Keep checking back as more winners are announced.


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 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
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:
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran (WINNER)

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

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 R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

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
Cardi B (WINNER)
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
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:
Guns N’ Roses

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna (WINNER)
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers (WINNER)
Calvin Harris

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”

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 “Fénix”
Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar”
Ozuna “Odisea” (WINNER)
Romeo Santos “Golden”
Shakira “El Dorado”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “AVĪCI (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. Beyoncé “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny “Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” (WINNER)
Maluma “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (WINNER)
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie “Rockabye”
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato “No Promises”
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”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It” (WINNER)
Travis Greene “You Waited”
Tamela Mann “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson “I’m Blessed”


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