‘Billboard Music Awards’ 2019 Winners: Drake Sets a New Record

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Taylor Swift and Panic at the Disco!’s Brendon Urie kicked off the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with a high energy performance of the new single “Me!” complete with marching drummers and aerialists. BTS and Halsey took the stage to perform “Boy With Luv” and Madonna performed “Medellín.” But the night’s big news was Drake scooping up 12 awards, the most of the 2019 BBMAs.

Adding a dozen wins to his resume improved Drake’s total to 27, the most of any artist in the award show’s history. Drake’s 2019 wins came in categories including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and Top Hot 100 Artist.

Cardi followed with six wins, earning the Top Rap Female Artist and Top Rap Song titles. Maroon 5 scored four wins, and Ella Mai, Ozuna, Luke Combs, and Lauren Daigle each won three awards.


The 2019 Billboard Music Awards aired on NBC and was hosted by Kelly Clarkson. The show took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominees and Winners:

    Top Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Post Malone
    Travis Scott

    Top New Artist:
    Bazzi
    WINNER: Juice WRLD
    Lil Baby
    Dua Lipa
    Ella Mai

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award
    Dan + Shay
    Drake
    WINNER: Ariana Grande
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    Dua Lipa

    Top Male Artist:
    WINNER: Drake
    Post Malone
    Travis Scott
    Ed Sheeran
    XXXTENTACION

    Top Female Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Ariana Grande
    Halsey
    Ella Mai
    Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group:
    WINNER: BTS
    Dan + Shay
    Imagine Dragons
    Maroon 5
    Panic! At The Disco

    Billboard Music Awards 2019 Drake

    Drake at the Billboard Music Awards (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

    Top Billboard 200 Artist:
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Post Malone
    Travis Scott
    XXXTENTACION

    Top Hot 100 Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Juice WRLD
    Post Malone

    Top Streaming Songs Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Post Malone
    XXXTENTACION

    Top Song Sales Artist:
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Imagine Dragons
    Lady Gaga
    Post Malone

    Top Radio Songs Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Drake
    Ariana Grande
    Maroon 5
    Post Malone

    Top Social Artist:
    WINNER: BTS
    EXO
    GOT7
    Ariana Grande
    Louis Tomlinson

    Top Touring Artist:
    Beyoncé & JAY-Z
    Bruno Mars
    WINNER: Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift
    Justin Timberlake

    Top R&B Artist:
    H.E.R.
    Khalid
    WINNER: Ella Mai
    The Weeknd
    XXXTENTACION

    Top R&B Male Artist:
    Khalid
    WINNER: The Weeknd
    XXXTENTACION

    Top R&B Female Artist:
    H.E.R.
    WINNER: Ella Mai
    Queen Naija

    Top R&B Tour
    WINNER: Beyoncé & JAY-Z
    Childish Gambino
    Bruno Mars

    Top Rap Artist:
    Cardi B
    WINNER: Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Post Malone
    Travis Scott

    Top Rap Male Artist:
    WINNER: Drake
    Post Malone
    Travis Scott

    Top Rap Female Artist:
    WINNER: Cardi B
    City Girls
    Nicki Minaj

    Top Rap Tour
    WINNER: Beyoncé & JAY-Z
    Drake
    Travis Scott

    Top Country Artist:
    Jason Aldean
    Kane Brown
    WINNER: Luke Combs
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line

    Top Country Male Artist:
    Jason Aldean
    Kane Brown
    WINNER: Luke Combs

    Top Country Female Artist:
    Maren Morris
    Kacey Musgraves
    WINNER: Carrie Underwood

    Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
    WINNER: Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Old Dominion

    Top Country Tour
    Luke Bryan
    WINNER: Kenny Chesney
    Shania Twain

    Top Rock Artist:
    WINNER: Imagine Dragons
    lovelytheband
    Panic! At The Disco
    Queen
    twenty one pilots

    Top Rock Tour
    WINNER: Elton John
    The Rolling Stones
    U2

    Top Latin Artist:
    Anuel AA
    Bad Bunny
    J Balvin
    WINNER: Ozuna
    Romeo Santos

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
    Calvin Harris
    Kygo
    Marshmello
    ODESZA
    WINNER: The Chainsmokers

    Top Christian Artist:
    Cory Asbury
    WINNER:Lauren Daigle
    for KING & COUNTRY
    Hillsong Worship
    MercyMe

    Top Gospel Artist:
    Kirk Franklin
    Koryn Hawthorne
    Tori Kelly
    WINNER:Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    Marvin Sapp

    Top Billboard 200 Album:
    Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: “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,”
    WINNER: XXXTENTACION “17”

    Top Rap Album:
    Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy”
    WINNER: Drake “Scorpion”
    Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
    Travis Scott “ASTROWORLD”
    XXXTENTACION “?”

    Top Country Album:
    Jason Aldean “Rearview Town”
    Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: 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.”
    WINNER: Ozuna “Aura”

    Top Dance/Electronic Album:
    Clean Bandit “What Is Love?”
    David Guetta “7”
    Kygo “Kids in Love”
    Major Lazer “Major Lazer Essentials”
    WINNER: The Chainsmokers “Sick Boy”

    Top Christian Album:
    Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Tori Kelly “Hiding Place”
    Jonathan McReynolds “Make Room”

    Top Hot 100 Song:
    Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
    Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Travis Scott “SICKO MODE”
    XXXTENTACION “SAD!”

    Top Streaming Song (Video):
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

    Top Radio Song:
    Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Ella Mai “Boo’d Up”
    Ella Mai “Trip”
    Khalid “Better”
    Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown “Freaky Friday”

    Top Rap Song:
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

    Top Christian Song:
    Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
    WINNER: 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”
    WINNER: Koryn Hawthorne “Won’t He Do It”
    Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
    Jason Nelson “Forever”
    Brian Courtney Wilson “A Great Work”




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