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2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners Revealed

Last night, the 2022 Billboard Awards took place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena where all the best in today’s music were celebrated.

Of the many artists nominated, The Weeknd went into the evening with nominations in 17 categories, while Doja Cat had 14 nominations.

See the full list of this year’s winners below:

Top Artist
Doja Cat
WINNER: Drake
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Givēon
Masked Wolf
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
Pooh Shiesty
The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist
WINNER: Drake

Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist
Adele
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group
WINNER: BTS

Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Migos
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Adele
Drake
Juice WRLD
Morgan Wallen
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Doja Cat
Drake
Justin Bieber
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Doja Cat
Drake
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist
Adele
WINNER: BTS
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Walker Hayes

Top Radio Songs Artist
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist (NEW)
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist (NEW)
BTS
Dua Lipa
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Tour
Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
Harry Styles (Love on Tour)
WINNER: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top R&B Artist
WINNER: Doja Cat

Givēon
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist
Givēon
Khalid
WINNER: The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
WINNER: Doja Cat

Summer Walker
SZA

Top R&B Tour
WINNER: Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
Usher (The Vegas Residency)

Top Rap Artist
WINNER: Drake

Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G

Top Rap Male Artist
WINNER: Drake

Juice WRLD
Polo G

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour
J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)
Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)
WINNER: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Top Country Artist
Chris Stapleton
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Walker Hayes

Top Country Male Artist
Chris Stapleton
Luke Combs
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group
WINNER: Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
WINNER: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

Top Rock Artist
WINNER: Glass Animals

Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Måneskin
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour
Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
WINNER: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top Latin Artist
WINNER: Bad Bunny

Farruko
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Male Artist
WINNER: Bad Bunny

Farruko
Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Female Artist
WINNER: Kali Uchis

Karol G
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group
Calibre 50
WINNER: Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme

Top Latin Tour
Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (Live in Concert)
WINNER: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
WINNER: Lady Gaga
Marshmello
Tiësto

Top Christian Artist
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
for King & Country
Lauren Daigle
WINNER: Ye

Top Gospel Artist
CeCe Winans
Elevation Worship
Kirk Franklin
Maverick City Music
WINNER: Ye

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele, 30
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Top Soundtrack
Arcane League of Legends
WINNER: Encanto
In The Heights
Sing 2
tick, tick…BOOM!

Top R&B Album
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Givēon, When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), An Evening With Silk Sonic
Summer Walker, Still Over It
The Weeknd, Dawn FM

Top Rap Album
WINNER: Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Moneybagg Yo, A Gangsta’s Pain
Rod Wave, SoulFly
The Kid LAROI, F*ck Love
Ye, Donda

Top Country Album
Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Lee Brice, Hey World
Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
WINNER: Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)
Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album

Top Rock Album
AJR, OK Orchestra
Coldplay, Music of the Spheres
Imagine Dragons, Mercury – Act 1
John Mayer, Sob Rock
WINNER: twenty one pilots, Scaled and Icy

Top Latin Album
Eslabon Armado, Corta Venas
J Balvin, Jose
Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞
WINNER: Karol G, KG0516
Rauw Alejandro, Vice Versa

Top Dance/Electronic Album
C418, Minecraft – Volume Alpha
FKA twigs, Caprisongs
WINNER: Illenium, Fallen Embers
Porter Robinson, Nurture
Rüfüs Du Sol, Surrender

Top Christian Album
Carrie Underwood, My Savior
CeCe Winans, Believe for It
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
Phil Wickham, Hymn of Heaven
WINNER: Ye, Donda

Top Gospel Album
CeCe Winans, Believe for It
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
Maverick City Music & Upperroom, move your heart.
WINNER: Ye, Donda

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
WINNER: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Streaming Song
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
WINNER: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Selling Song
WINNER: BTS, “Butter”

BTS, “Permission to Dance”
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Radio Song
WINNER: Dua Lipa, “Levitating”

Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Collaboration
Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIVĒON, “Peaches”
Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
WINNER: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global 200 Song (NEW)
Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u”
WINNER: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song (NEW)
BTS, “Butter”
Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
WINNER: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears”

Top Viral Song (NEW)
WINNER: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Gayle, “abcdefu”
Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top R&B Song
Doja Cat & The Weeknd, “You Right”
Givēon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Givēon, “Peaches”
WINNER: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”
WizKid ft. Justin Bieber & Tems, “Essence”

Top Rap Song
Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat, “Knife Talk”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In The Ocean”
Polo G, “Rapstar”

Top Country Song
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
WINNER: Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Rock Song
Coldplay X BTS, “My Universe”
Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Imagine Dragons, “Follow You”
WINNER: Måneskin, “Beggin’”
The Anxiety: Willow & Tyler Cole, “Meet Me at Our Spot”

Top Latin Song
Aventura x Bad Bunny, “Volví”
Bad Bunny, “Yonaguni”
Farruko, “Pepas”
WINNER: Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo De Ti”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
WINNER: Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”

Farruko, “Pepas”
Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae, “You”
Tiësto, “The Business”
Travis Scott & HVME, “Goosebumps”

Top Christian Song
Anne Wilson, “My Jesus”
WINNER: Ye, “Hurricane”
Ye, “Moon”
Ye, “Off The Grid”
Ye, “Praise God”

Top Gospel Song
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh”
WINNER: Ye, “Hurricane”
Ye, “Moon”
Ye, “Off the Grid”
Ye, “Praise God”

Photo credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Machine Gun Kelly, Dan + Shay to Perform at 2022 Billboard Music Awards

Earlier this week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers had to bow out of their performance spot at this year’s Billboard Music Awards “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

To take their place, Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have now been added to this weekend’s lineup.

The 2022 BBMAs will be MGK’s debut performance at the event. He is also a finalist in the top rock artist category, which he won in 2021 in addition to taking home the top rock album for 2020’s Tickets to My Downfall.

Dan + Shay previously performed at the BBMAs in 2019, the same year they won the top country duo/group award. They are once again nominated for the same category this year.

Other performers at the 2022 BBMAs this weekend are Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert, Elle King, Morgan Wallen, Florence + the Machine, Maxwell, Silk Sonic, Becky G, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Rauw Alejandro, and Burna Boy, and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Mary J. Blige.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs and will take place on Sunday, May 15, on NBC and Peacock.

Photo credit: hurricanehank / Shutterstock.com

Travis Scott, Live Nation Sued for Wrongful Death Following Concertgoer’s Miscarriage

Travis Scott and Live Nation are, once again, being sued by an Astroworld Festival attendee.

Shanazia Williamson has claimed that injuries she sustained following the fatal crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the event caused her to suffer a miscarriage.

Williamson and her partner, with the help of their legal support team, have alleged that Travis Scott and Live Nation’s “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and [her partner’s] unborn child.”

Scott just made his return to the stage at the beginning of May in addition to being announced as a performer at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 15.

Photo credit: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com

Diana Ross, Phoebe Bridgers, Kali Uchis, More to Appear on “Minions: The Rise of Gru” Soundtrack

This week, a star-studded soundtrack for the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru film was released.

Set to appear on the soundtrack, produced by Jack Antonoff, is Diana Ross, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, H.E.R., Bleachers, Weyes Blood, Brockhampton, Phoebe Bridgers, Kali Uchis, Thundercat, and Caroline Polachek.

The news was announced in a groovy-themed announcement video posted to social media, which Antonoff says will reflect the sound of the album consisting almost entirely of ’70s covers.

“My favorite 70s songs performed by my favorite artists + an original i wrote with sam dew, patrik berger and kevin parker performed by ✨diana ross✨ and ✨tame impala✨ called ‘turn up the sunshine,’” he shared on Instagram. “Recording sessions for these were some of the most special and bizarre ….. stories one day :)”

Antonoff also revealed the tracklist of the soundtrack, which includes St. Vincent’s take on Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown,” Bridgers’ interpretation of The Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love,” the Bleachers’ version of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma!,” H.E.R.’s cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music,” the Minions channeling Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia,” and more.

Photo credit: Nicescene / Shutterstock.com

Halsey Gives Health Update: “I Started Getting Really, Really, Really Sick”

Halsey has recently opened up on social media to share an update on their health with fans and followers.

Last month, the singer said they were going “MIA” to deal with “difficult circumstances” surrounding their health. Just yesterday, Halsey posted a series of videos to Instagram explaining their current condition.

“Obviously my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth,” Halsey explained. “I started getting really, really, really, sick… I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis [a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction] a few times and I had some other stuff going on.”

Halsey continued to share that, after basically “seeing a hundred thousand doctors,” they were diagnosed with a group of hereditary disorders called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder of the immune system called Sjogren’s syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome, which includes repeated instances of anaphylaxis, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a blood circulation disorder.

“I’ve been looking for answers to the root cause of some of these things, which may be an autoimmune disease,” they said. “And I know I’ve had autoimmune issues for most of my life, especially having endometriosis.”

Halsey reassured their fans not to worry, revealing that they are still rehearsing for the upcoming Love and Power Tour.

“I don’t want anybody to be worrying,” they said. “I’m on a treatment plan right now,” adding that they’re currently in rehearsals for their upcoming Love and Power Tour. “I’m really excited and I’m really confident that I’ll be able to do it in a way that’s healthy where I can perform my best for all of you.”

“I’m here, I’m ready to go,” they added. “The tour is going to be f–king crazy.”

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