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The 2019 Billboard Music Awards Winners and Performances

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Shattering the previous record of most all-time Billboard Music Awards wins, Drake took home 12 awards last night, including Top Artist – the most of the evening, bringing his total to 27, now the most of any artist ever. Airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on NBC, the 2019 Billboard Music Awards opened with a spectacular world premiere performance of “ME!” by global superstar Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, followed by a show-stopping medley of today’s biggest hits from show host, Kelly Clarkson.

Cardi B followed Drake for most wins of the night, including Top Rap Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Rap Song. Her “Girls Like You” collaborators, Maroon 5, took home four awards including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Collaboration.


Other multi-category winners include: Ella Mai (Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Song), Ozuna (Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song), Luke Combs (Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album), Bad Bunny (Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song), Panic! At the Disco (Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song), Beyoncé (Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour), Jay-Z (Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour), BTS (Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist), and The Chainsmokers (Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album).

Lauren Daigle was the only artist to sweep every category she was nominated for, which included Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Christian Song.

The two fan-voted award winners were BTS for Top Social Artist and Ariana Grande for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

The show had jaw dropping moments from beginning to end (watch the performances below!), starting with Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s grand opening of the show, with their new smash hit, “ME!” in an explosion of color, which included a drum line, aerialists and flying umbrellas. Returning host, Kelly Clarkson, then gave a hilarious opening monologue, filled with special surprise guests and of course a song or two.

One of the most memorable was Madonna’s breathtaking performance with Maluma of their new song “Medellin,” with augmented reality technology.

ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey, showed off her pipes in a medley of her greatest hits, including “A No No,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Emotions,” “We Belong Together,” and “Hero.”

Host Kelly Clarkson took the stage later in the night again, to sing her latest song “Broken and Beautiful” from the new family movie UglyDolls.

Additional performances throughout the night included dance-inducing performances from K-Pop sensation BTS with Halsey, Ariana Grande, Ciara, and The Jonas Brothers, and soulful songs from Khalid Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly and Lauren Daigle.

Both Halsey and Panic! At the Disco took the stage twice in the night, performing solo and in collaborations with BTS and Taylor Swift, respectively.

Paula Abdul closed the show with a nostalgic performance, her first at an awards show in 29 years, of some of her biggest hits including “Straight Up,” “Way That You Love Me,” “Vibeology,” “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted,” and “Forever Your Girl,” and proved she’s still got the moves 30 years after her debut album “Forever Your Girl”!

See below for the list of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards winners. You can still view the full list of nominees by clicking here.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Drake

Top New Artist:
Juice WRLD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Ariana Grande

Top Male Artist:
Drake

Top Female Artist:
Ariana Grande

Top Duo/Group:
BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Drake

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Drake

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Drake

Top Social Artist:
BTS

Top Touring Artist:
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:
Ella Mai

Top R&B Male Artist:
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Ella Mai

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top Rap Artist:
Drake

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top Country Artist:
Luke Combs

Top Country Male Artist:
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour:
Kenny Chesney

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John

Top Latin Artist:
Ozuna

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle

Top Gospel Artist:
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake “Scorpion”

Top Soundtrack:
“The Greatest Showman”

Top R&B Album:
XXXTENTACION “17”

Top Rap Album:
Drake “Scorpion”

Top Country Album:
Luke Combs “This One’s For You”

Top Rock Album:
Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked”

Top Latin Album:
Ozuna “Aura”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy”

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle “Look Up Child”

Top Gospel Album:
Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake “In My Feelings”

Top Selling Song:
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Collaboration:
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top R&B Song:
Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Top Country Song:
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song:
Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle “You Say”

Top Gospel Song:
Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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