The Kid LAROI earns multiple wins at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

Kid LAROI is a multiple winner at the Billboard Music Awards, presented on Sunday evening (early Monday AEST, May 16) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Sydney-raised singer and rapper won a host of trophies for ‘Stay’, his global mega-hit with Justin Bieber, but missed out on the newcomer award to Olivia Rodrigo.

Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) topped the “Song” category, winning Best Hot 100 Song, Best Streaming Song, Best Collaboration and two of five new categories, Top Billboard 200 Song and Best Song from Billboard Global (Excl. US).

If you tuned in early, things looked tough for the Aussie star, as top BBMA categories went to Drake, Rodrigo, BTS and Taylor Swift.

Never count the Kid.

Earlier this month, the teen phenom collected a hat-trick of APRA Awardincluding the coveted Song of the Year, for “Stay,” and Songwriter of the Year, adding to a collection that includes the ARIA Awards and NIMAs, and the songwriter’s breakthrough win- composer at the APRA 2021, when he was the night’s youngest winner.

Laroi had eight nominations before Billboard’s annual awards ceremony, rewarding an impressive 2021, in which he scored No. 1 singles and albums in the United States and his native country, and, with American star Rodrigo , has become popular music’s hottest teen property.

The Gadigal-born artist with Kamilaroi roots had the world’s No. 2 digital single in 2021 with “Stay”, according to IFPI, amassing 2.07 billion “streaming equivalent” units, eclipsed only by “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd (2.17 billion streams).

Expect the young star to perform it, along with “Without You” and “Thousand Miles”, taken from his upcoming debut album, when he embarks on his national tour later this month at Qudos Bank Arena.

The Kid Laroi wasn’t the only Australian act in the 2022 BBMAs winner’s circle.

The annual Best Dance/Electronic Songs category went to Elton John and Dua Lipa’s ‘Cold Heart’, the UK and Australian chart-topping track remixed by Pnau Australian Production Trio.

This year’s prices are based on the tracking period from March 26, 2021 to March 17, 2022.

This matches the Billboard chart dates of April 10, 2021 through March 26, 2022.

Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners based on top fan interactions with music, including digital album and song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate (formerly known as MRC Data).