Billboard Music Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

The Billboard Music Awards is of Music’s biggest night – and this year’s ceremony did not disappoint. 

Host, nominees, performers, and artists made their way to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday to celebrate the year’s most successful artists, albums, and songs. 

The night was hosted by 36-year-old singer Kelly Clarkson. The winner of American Idol, had a sweet reunion with former Idol judge Simon Cowell. After she performed her current hits “Whole Lotta Woman,” Simon joined her on stage and said, “That was bloody fantastic. What can I say? I’m very proud of you.”

The industry’s A-listers were in almost full attendance. Going into the night with the highest number of nominations were Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar who tied for first with 15 noms apiece. The night’s biggest winner was Sheeran who took home the Golden Microphone for Top Artist. 

Pop icon Janet Jackson received the ICON Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to music. The award has been given since 2011 and Jackson made history as the first black woman to receive the honor.

“It’s a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused,” Jackson said. “I stand with those women, and with those men equally outraged by discrimination who support us. This is also a moment when your public discourse is loud and harsh.”

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Past recipients of the ICON Award include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Cher. 

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers and Halsey took a moment on stage to honor and pay tribute to the late DJ Avicii who passed away in April. 

“His passing was a great loss for the music world, and for us,” Pall shared. “He was an artist who inspired so many and in so many ways. And, simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community.”

Check out the night’s big winners below!

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 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

Drake

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:

Halsey

Imagine Dragons

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran *WINNER*

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

BTS *WINNER*

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

U2 *WINNER*

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:

Beyonce

Rihanna

SZA *WINNER*

Top R&B Tour:

Bruno Mars *WINNER*

Lionel Richie

The Weeknd

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 Rap Tour:

J. Cole

JAY-Z *WINNER*

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:

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

U2 *WINNER*

Top Latin Artist:

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi

Ozuna *WINNER*

Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers *WINNER*

Calvin Harris

Kygo

Marshmello

ODESZA

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

XXXTentacion, 17

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, Fenix

Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar

Ozuna, Odisea *WINNER*

Romeo Santos, Golden

Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Avicii, AVĨCI (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. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”

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

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” *WINNER*

Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”

Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”

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”

Travis Greene, “You Waited”

J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” *WINNER*

Tamela Mann, “Change Me”

Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”