Billboard Music Awards 2018: List of nominees, winners

Billboard Music Awards 2018: List of nominees, winners



The 2018 Billboard Music Awards was held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

The show was hosted by Kelly Clarkson, who opened it with a tribute to the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

“I’m a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, y’all, we’re grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all,” Clarkson said.

Janet Jackson, who received the Icon Award, gave her first TV performance in nine years.

Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran went into the night with 15 nominations each in various categories.

List of nominees, winners

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 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
Beyoncé
Rihanna
SZA *WINNER

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 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

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