The Weeknd wins big at 2021 Billboard Music Awards [Full Winners’ List]




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Canadian superstar singer, The Weeknd cleaned up at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, taking home 10 trophies.

Nominated for 16 awards, The Weeknd’s wins – including top artist and top hot 100 artist – brings his career total 19, placing him in the top five winners of all time behind Drake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Garth Brooks.

The Weeknd followed up his sweep with a wild of “Save Your Tears,” as he swapped back-up dancers for automobiles, UStoday.com reports.

Nick Jonas hosted the live awards show which held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and closed the night with a Jonas Brothers of their Marshmello collaboration “Leave Before You Love Me.”

Drake, an artiste with 27 trophies, added another for top streaming songs artist, by night’s end. The rapper was honoured as the artist of the decade and brought his son Adonis onstage celebrate the milestone.

Pink was the recipient of the Icon Award. The “Raise Your Glass” singer is the 10th person receive the award, joining the ranks of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Cher. She was joined on stage by her 9-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, for a stunning aerial performance.

Other notable performances of the night included BTS’ debut of their second English-language single, “Butter,” Colombian artist Karol G made her BBMAs debut, Doja Cat and SZA opened up the show with their hit song “Kiss Me More,” and the legendary Alicia Keys celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut album “Songs in A Minor” with a medley performance, after a touching tribute from Michelle Obama.

The Billboard Music Awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021.

See the full winners’ list below:

Top Artist

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Taylor Swift

WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Artist

Gabby Barrett

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

WINNER: Pop Smoke

Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

AC/DC

AJR

WINNER: BTS

Dan + Shay

Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby

WINNER: Drake

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

Justin Bieber

WINNER: BTS

Megan Thee Stallion

Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

Justin Bieber

Lewis Capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted)

BLACKPINK

WINNER: BTS

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko


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Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Doja Cat

WINNER: The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist

WINNER: DaBaby

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

Top Country Artist

WINNER: Gabby Barrett

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

Top Rock Artist

AC/DC

AJR

Five Finger Death Punch

WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly

Twenty-One pilots

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA

WINNER: Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

WINNER: Lady Gaga

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns

WINNER: Elevation Worship

Ror KING & COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Maverick City Music

WINNER: Kanye West

Top Billboard 200 Album

Juice WRLD “Legends Never Die”

Lil Baby “My Turn”

WINNER: Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”

Taylor Swift “folklore”

The Weeknd “After Hours”

Top Hot 100 Song

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”

WINNER: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Streaming Song

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”

WINNER: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”

Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHAT’S POPPIN”

The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration

24kGoldn ft. Iann Dior “Mood”

WINNER: Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHAT’S POPPIN”