Billboard Music Awards 2022: Complete list of winners

The Billboard Music Awards appointed Duck best artist, male artist, rap artist, male rap artist and rap album for “Certified Lover Boy”.

The rapper extended his record as the most decorated winner in awards show history with 34 wins.

Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence, receiving the Icon Award. The singer, known as the queen of hip-hop soul, was presented with the Janet Jackson Award and escorted on stage by Sean “Diddy” Combs – who hosted the show, which aired live on Sunday of the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

“I’ve been on this journey for a long time, a journey that hasn’t always looked like the way you see me now,” she told the crowd. “One that’s filled with a lot of heartbreak and pain, but God helped me channel those experiences and emotions into my music.”

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Morgan Wallenwho was caught on camera in 2021 using a racial slur, won the award for top country artist.

“I mean, ‘Thank God.’ And thank my fans. I have the best fans,” said Wallen, who thanked Billboard for inviting him. He did not mention the incident last year, which once found the disgraced singer chastised by the music industry.

Olivia Rodrigue won seven awards, including Best New Artist, and Kanye West, Say Ye, won six.

Ye made his mark in the faith-based categories: The rapper won top Christian artist for the first time, but took home top gospel artist and gospel song for the third year in a row. It also received Best Gospel Album for the second time.

Kid Laroi became a winner for the first time, scoring five wins for his song “Stay” with justin bieberwhose number of Billboard Music Awards wins rose to 26.

Doja Cat walked away with four prizes. She won Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Female Artist for the second year in a row, as well as Best R&B Album and Top Female Artist.

Taylor Swift – which has the second most awards with 29 – took home four awards. bad bunny received two wins while R&B duo Silk Sonic of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak took home their first-ever award for Best R&B Song for “Leave the Door Open.”

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Nominees are determined by Billboard chart rankings, and winners are selected based on several criteria, including their digital album and song sales, airplay and streaming success, and touring.

The winners:

ARTIST AWARD

Best Artist: Drake

Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Best Male Artist: Drake

Best Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Duo/Group: BTS

Billboard 200 Top Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Best Streaming Song Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Song Sales Artist: BTS

Best Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Billboard Global 200 Top Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard Global (outside the United States) Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (Unfiltered Tour)

Best R&B Artist: Doja Cat

Best Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd

Best Female R&B Artist: Doja Cat

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

Best Rap Artist: Drake

Best Male Rap Artist: Drake

Best Female Rap Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Best Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Best Male Country Artist: Morgan Wallen

Best Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Best Rock Artist: Glass Animals

Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (tour without filter)

Best Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Best Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny

Best Latin Female Artist: Kali Uchis

Best Latin Duo/Group: Eslabon Armado

Best Latin Tour: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Best Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga

Best Christian Artist: Ye

Best Gospel Artist: Ye

ALBUMS AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo “Sour”

Best Soundtrack: “Encanto”

Best R&B Album: Doja Cat “Planet Her”

Best Rap Album: Drake “Certified Lover Boy”

Best Country Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Top rock album: twenty-one “Scaled And Icy” pilots

Best Latin Album: Karol G “KG0516”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: ILLENIUM “Fallen Embers”

Best Christian Album: Ye “Donda”

Best Gospel Album: Ye “Donda”

SONG AWARD

Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Best Streamed Song: The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber “STAY”

Top Selling Song: BTS “Butter”

Best Radio Song: Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Best collaboration: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Billboard Global 200 Top Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Billboard Global Top Song (Non-US): The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Best Viral Song: Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

Best R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”

Best Rap Song: Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow “INDUSTRY BABY”

Best Country Song: Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Best Rock Song: Måneskin “Beggin'”

Best Latin Song: Kali Uchis “telepatía”

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

Best Christian Song: Ye “Hurricane”

Best Gospel Song: Ye “Hurricane”

Contributors: Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press, and Kim Willis, USA TODAY