2018 Billboard Music Awards: The Full List Of Winners

Mike Nied | May 20, 2018 4:05 pm
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Tonight is the night of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and it is shaping up to be one of the most star-studded evenings in music this year. The event is taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is hosted by Kelly Clarkson. With highly anticipated performances from the likes of Ariana Grande, BTS, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, it is sure to be a memorable night for live music. But the question remains who will come out on top when it comes time to claim the awards.

With 15 nominations each, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar led the pool of nominees. The trio are competing with one another for the title of Top Artist, Top Male Artist and in several other categories. It will be interesting to see where they finish the night. It is another male-dominated list this year, but Cardi B is trailing closely behind as the most-nominated woman with 8 nods in categories including Top Female Artist and Top New Artist. In both she is competing with Camila Cabello, and the “Havana” siren is sure to give her some serious competition.

Awards are already being announced on the BBMA’s Twitter account, and things are looking very good for some of the most-nominated artists. Kendrick has taken home 6, Bruno nabbed 5 awards and Ed accumulated 4 before the show even started. Other notable winners include Drake who took home the honor of Top Billboard 200 Artist, SZA who beat out Beyonce and Rihanna for the honor of Top R&B Female Artist while Maren Morris swept the Top Country Female Artist category. Meanwhile The Chainsmokers are making a strong showing in the EDM categories. The duo picked up the title of Top Dance/Electronic Album and Top Dance/Electronic Song.

Who will take home the awards once the show officially airs tonight (May 20)? All will be revealed in time. While we wait for the show to start, reacquaint yourself with the nominees here and check back throughout the night to find out who won what. Also keep an eye peeled for our post on the performances here and red carpet looks here. We’ll be updating the winners list (below) in real time.

Top Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Icon Award:

Janet Jackson

Top New Artist:


Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Camila Cabello

Top Hot 100 Song:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”

Top Male Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Imagine Dragons

Top Billboard 200 Artist:


Top Hot 100 Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Top Streaming Song [Audio]:

“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar

Top Streaming Song [Video]:

“Despactio” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Biebert

Top Song Sales Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Song:

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

Top Rap Song:

“Rockstar” – Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

Top Social Artist:


Top Touring Artist:


Top R&B Artist:

Bruno Mars

Top R&B Male Artist:

Bruno Mars

Top R&B Female Artist:


Top R&B Tour:

Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Top Rap Male Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Top Rap Female Artist:

Cardi B

Top Rap Tour:


Top Country Artist:

Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist:

Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:

Maren Morris

Top Country Song:

“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:

Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Top Rock Tour:


Top Latin Artist:


Top Latin Song:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:


Top Gospel Artist:

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Top Gospel Song:

“You Deserve It” – J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

Top Selling Album:

Taylor Swift “reputation”

Top Selling Song:

“Despactio” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Biebert

Top Soundtrack:


Top R&B Album:

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Top R&B Song:

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Top Rap Album:

Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Rock Album:

Imagine Dragons “Evolve”

Top Rock Song:

“Believer” – Imagine Dragons

Top Latin Album:

Ozuna “Odisea”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay

Top Christian Album:

Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection”

Top Christian Song:

“What A Beautiful Name” – Hillsong Worship

Top Gospel Album:

Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.”

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