2019 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Drake & Cardi B Sweep

Shattering the previous record of most all-time Billboard Music Awards wins, Drake took home 12 awards tonight, including Top Artist – the most of the evening, bringing his total to 27, now the most of any artist ever!

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Airing this evening from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” opened with a spectacular world premiere performance by global superstar Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, followed by a show-stopping medley of today’s biggest hits from show host, Kelly Clarkson. The night was full of legendary, nostalgic, and never-before-seen performances, celebrating this year’s biggest and best in music!

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, 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.

Perhaps the most memorable was Madonna’s breathtaking performance with Maluma of their new song “Medellin,” with augmented reality technology. For AR imagery of the performance click here.

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 “Ugly Dolls.”

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”!

Presenters throughout the evening included Presenters Asher Angel, Becky G, Chrissy Metz & Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Erin & Sara Foster, Eva Longoria, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch & Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner & Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews, and William Zabka. 

See below for a full list of winners:

**Designates Winner

 

Top Artist:

Cardi B

**Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

Travis Scott

 

Top New Artist:

Bazzi

**Juice WRLD
Lil Baby

Dua Lipa

Ella Mai

 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Dan + Shay

Drake

**Ariana Grande

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Dua Lipa

 

Top Male Artist:

**Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Ed Sheeran

XXXTENTACION

 

Top Female Artist:

Cardi B

**Ariana Grande

Halsey

Ella Mai

Taylor Swift

 

Top Duo/Group:

**BTS

Dan + Shay

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco

 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

**Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

Travis Scott

XXXTENTACION

 

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Cardi B

**Drake
Ariana Grande

Juice WRLD

Post Malone

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Cardi B

**Drake
Ariana Grande

Post Malone

XXXTENTACION

 

Top Song Sales Artist:

**Drake

Ariana Grande

Imagine Dragons

Lady Gaga

Post Malone

 

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Cardi B

**Drake

Ariana Grande

Maroon 5

Post Malone

 

Top Social Artist:

**BTS

EXO

GOT7

Ariana Grande

Louis Tomlinson

 

Top Touring Artist:

Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Bruno Mars

**Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Justin Timberlake

 

Top R&B Artist:

H.E.R.

Khalid

**Ella Mai

The Weeknd

XXXTENTACION

 

Top R&B Male Artist:

Khalid

**The Weeknd

XXXTENTACION

 

Top R&B Female Artist:

H.E.R.

**Ella Mai

Queen Naija

 

Top R&B Tour

**Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Childish Gambino

Bruno Mars

 

Top Rap Artist:

Cardi B

**Drake
Juice WRLD

Post Malone

Travis Scott

 

Top Rap Male Artist:

**Drake
Post Malone

Travis Scott

 

Top Rap Female Artist:

**Cardi B

City Girls

Nicki Minaj

 

Top Rap Tour

**Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Drake

Travis Scott

 

 

Top Country Artist:

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

**Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

 

Top Country Male Artist:

Jason Aldean

Kane Brown

**Luke Combs

 

Top Country Female Artist:

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

**Carrie Underwood

 

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:

**Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

 

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan

**Kenny Chesney

Shania Twain

 

Top Rock Artist:

**Imagine Dragons

lovelytheband

Panic! At The Disco

Queen

twenty one pilots

 

Top Rock Tour

**Elton John

The Rolling Stones

U2

 

Top Latin Artist:

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

**Ozuna

Romeo Santos

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Calvin Harris

Kygo

Marshmello

ODESZA

**The Chainsmokers

 

Top Christian Artist:

Cory Asbury

**Lauren Daigle

for KING & COUNTRY

Hillsong Worship

MercyMe

 

Top Gospel Artist:

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tori Kelly

**Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Marvin Sapp

 

 

ALBUM AWARDS

 

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”

**Drake “Scorpion”

Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”

XXXTENTACION “?”

 

Top Soundtrack:

“13 Reasons Why: Season 2”

“A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

**“The Greatest Showman”

 

Top R&B Album:

Ella Mai “Ella Mai”

H.E.R. “H.E.R.”

Khalid “American Teen”

The Weeknd “My Dear Melancholy,”

**XXXTENTACION “17”

 

 

Top Rap Album:

Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”

**Drake “Scorpion”

Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”

Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”

XXXTENTACION “?”

 

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”

Kane Brown “Kane Brown”

**Luke Combs “This One’s For You”

Dan + Shay “Dan + Shay”

Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty”

 

Top Rock Album:

Dave Matthews Band “Come Tomorrow”

Imagine Dragons “Origins”

Mumford & Sons “Delta”

**Panic! At This Disco “Pray For The Wicked”

twenty one pilots “Trench”

 

Top Latin Album:

Anuel AA “Real Hasta la Muerte”

Bad Bunny “X 100PRE”

J Balvin “Vibras”

Maluma “F.A.M.E.”

**Ozuna “Aura”

 

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Clean Bandit “What Is Love?”

David Guetta “7”

Kygo “Kids in Love”

Major Lazer “Major Lazer Essentials”

**The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy”

 

Top Christian Album:

Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”

**Lauren Daigle “Look Up Child”

for KING & COUNTRY “Burn The Ships”

Hillsong Worship “There Is More”

Zach Williams “Chain Breaker”

 

Top Gospel Album:

Snoop Dogg & Various Artists “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”

Aretha Franklin “Gospel Greats”

Koryn Hawthorne “Unstoppable”

**Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”

Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

 

 

SONG AWARDS

 

Top Hot 100 Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”

**Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Post Malone “Better Now”

Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

 

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”

Post Malone “Better Now”

**Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

 

Top Streaming Song (Video):

**Drake “In My Feelings”

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

 

Top Selling Song:

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Drake “In My Feelings”

Halsey “Without Me”

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”

**Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

 

Top Radio Song:

Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”

**Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Post Malone “Better Now”

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

 

Top Collaboration

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”

**Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”

Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”

 

Top R&B Song:

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo “No Brainer”

**Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”

Ella Mai “Trip”

Khalid “Better”

Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown “Freaky Friday”

 

Top Rap Song:

**Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

Drake “In My Feelings”

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”

Post Malone “Better Now”

Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”

 

Top Country Song:

Kane Brown “Heaven”

Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me”

Dan + Shay “Speechless”

Dan + Shay “Tequila”

**Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”

 

Top Rock Song:

Foster The People “Sit Next to Me”

Imagine Dragons “Natural”

Imagine Dragons “Whatever It Takes”

lovelytheband “broken”

**Panic! At The Disco “High Hopes”

 

Top Latin Song:

Bad Bunny ft. Drake “Mia”

Daddy Yankee “Dura”

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”

Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”

**Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote”

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss”

Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”

Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”

**Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

 

Top Christian Song:

Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”

**Lauren Daigle “You Say”

for KING & COUNTRY “joy.”

Hillsong Worship “Who You Say I Am”

Tauren Wells “Known”

 

Top Gospel Song:

Todd Dulaney “Your Great Name”

**Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”

Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”

Jason Nelson “Forever”

Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are sponsored by T-Mobile.

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