‘Billboard Music Awards’ 2018 Winners: Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar Snag Six Wins

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2018 Billboard Music Awards

Khalid and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

First-time host Kelly Clarkson kicked off the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018 with a heartfelt, emotional plea for action following yet another high school shooting. The opening of the show wasn’t the only reference to students growing up in a world in which it’s not safe to enter classrooms. After Khalid sang “Love Lies” and Shawn Mendes performed “In My Blood,” they teamed up with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Show Choir from Parkland, Florida, to sing “Youth.”

Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Dua Lipa, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey, Macklemore, Kesha, Pharrell Williams, and Camila Cabello also took the stage to perform at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas and broadcast on NBC. BTS premiered “Fake Love,” Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue collaborated on a medley of their hits, and Icon Award winner Janet Jackson thrilled the audience by performing a medley of her greatest hits including “If” and “Nasty.”

The night’s big winners were Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar, both earning six awards. Lamar earned the Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio) awards. Sheeran, who was seen on video from Dublin, won in the Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, and Top Radio Song categories.


Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber followed with five awards each. Picking up wins in the fan voted categories were BTS for Top Social Artist and Camila Cabello for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

Billboard Music Awards Nominees and Winners:

    ICON Award:
    Janet Jackson

    Top Artist:
    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Winner: Ed Sheeran
    Taylor Swift

    Top New Artist:
    21 Savage
    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Winner: Khalid
    Kodak Black

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
    Winner: Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Drake
    Sam Hunt
    Ed Sheeran

    Top Male Artist:
    Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Post Malone
    Winner: Ed Sheeran

    Top Female Artist:
    Camila Cabello
    Cardi B
    Halsey
    Demi Lovato
    Winner: Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group:
    The Chainsmokers
    Coldplay
    Winner: Imagine Dragons
    Migos
    U2

    Top Billboard 200 Artist:
    Winner: Drake
    Kendrick Lamar
    Ed Sheeran
    Chris Stapleton
    Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Artist:
    Imagine Dragons
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Post Malone
    Winner: Ed Sheeran

    Top Streaming Songs Artist:
    Cardi B
    Drake
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar
    Post Malone
    Ed Sheeran

    Top Song Sales Artist:
    Imagine Dragons
    Kendrick Lamar
    Bruno Mars
    Post Malone
    Winner: Ed Sheeran

    Top Radio Songs Artist:
    Halsey
    Imagine Dragons
    Bruno Mars
    Charlie Puth
    Winner: Ed Sheeran

    Top Social Artist:
    Justin Bieber
    Winner: BTS
    Ariana Grande
    Demi Lovato
    Shawn Mendes

    Top Touring Artist:
    Coldplay
    Guns N’ Roses
    Bruno Mars
    Ed Sheeran
    Winner: U2

    Top R&B Artist:
    Chris Brown
    Khalid
    Winner: Bruno Mars
    SZA
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Male Artist:
    Khalid
    Winner: Bruno Mars
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Female Artist:
    Beyoncé
    Rihanna
    Winner: SZA

    Top R&B Tour:
    Winner: Bruno Mars
    Lionel Richie
    The Weeknd

    Top Rap Artist:
    Drake
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar
    Lil Uzi Vert
    Migos
    Post Malone

    Top Rap Male Artist:
    Drake
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar
    Post Malone

    Top Rap Female Artist:
    Bhad Bhabie
    Winner: Cardi B
    Nicki Minaj

    Top Rap Tour:
    J. Cole
    Winner: JAY-Z
    Kendrick Lamar

    Top Country Artist:
    Kane Brown
    Luke Combs
    Sam Hunt
    Thomas Rhett
    Winner: Chris Stapleton

    Top Country Male Artist:
    Sam Hunt
    Thomas Rhett
    Winner: Chris Stapleton

    Top Country Female Artist:
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Winner: Maren Morris

    Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
    Winner: Florida Georgia Line
    Old Dominion
    Zac Brown Band

    Top Country Tour:
    Winner: Luke Bryan
    Florida Georgia Line
    Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

    Top Rock Artist:
    Winner: Imagine Dragons
    Linkin Park
    Portugal. The Man
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    twenty one pilots

    Top Rock Tour:
    Coldplay
    Guns N’ Roses
    Winner: U2

    Top Latin Artist:
    J Balvin
    Daddy Yankee
    Luis Fonsi
    Winner: Ozuna
    Romeo Santos

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

    Top Christian Artist:
    Elevation Worship
    Hillsong UNITED
    Hillsong Worship
    Winner: MercyMe
    Zach Williams

    Top Gospel Artist:
    Anthony Brown & group therAPy
    Travis Greene
    J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
    Winner: Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    Tamela Mann

    Top Billboard 200 Album:
    Drake “More Life”
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
    Post Malone “Stoney”
    Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
    Taylor Swift “reputation”

    Top Selling Album:
    Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
    P!nk “Beautiful Trauma”
    Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)”
    Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”
    Winner: Taylor Swift “reputation”

    Top Soundtrack:
    “Black Panther”
    “The Fate of the Furious: The Album”
    “The Greatest Showman”
    “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2”
    Winner: “Moana”

    Top R&B Album:
    Khalid “American Teen”
    Winner: Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
    SZA “Ctrl”
    The Weeknd “Starboy”
    XXXTENTACION “17”

    Top Rap Album:
    Drake “More Life”
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
    Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2”
    Migos “Culture”
    Post Malone “Stoney”

    Top Country Album:
    Kane Brown “Kane Brown”
    Luke Combs “This One’s For You”
    Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”
    Winner: Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”
    Brett Young “Brett Young”

    Top Rock Album:
    Winner: Imagine Dragons “Evolve”
    Linkin Park “One More Light”
    Panic! At The Disco “Death Of A Bachelor”
    Portugal. The Man “Woodstock”
    U2 “Songs of Experience”

    Top Latin Album:
    Nicky Jam “Fénix”
    Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar”
    Winner: Ozuna “Odisea”
    Romeo Santos “Golden”
    Shakira “El Dorado”

    Top Dance/Electronic Album:
    Avicii “AVĪCI (01)”
    Winner: The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open”
    Calvin Harris “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1”
    Kygo “Stargazing”
    ODESZA “A Moment Apart”

    Top Christian Album:
    Elevation Worship “There Is A Cloud”
    Hillsong UNITED “Wonder”
    Hillsong Worship “Let There Be Light”
    Winner: Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection”
    MercyMe “Lifer”

    Top Gospel Album:
    Anthony Brown & group therAPy “A Long Way From Sunday”
    Travis Greene “Crossover: Live From Music City”
    J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It”
    Winner: Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.”
    Marvin Sapp “Close”

    Top Hot 100 Song:
    Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
    Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
    Ed Sheeran “Shape Of You”

    Top Streaming Song (Audio):
    Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    Winner: Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
    Lil Uzi Vert “XO TOUR Llif3”
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
    Post Malone ft. Quavo “Congratulations”

    Top Streaming Song (Video):
    Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
    Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    Lil Pump “Gucci Gang”
    Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
    Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

    Top Selling Song:
    Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
    Imagine Dragons “Believer”
    Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
    Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

    Top Radio Song:
    The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
    Imagine Dragons “Believer”
    Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
    Charlie Puth “Attention”
    Winner: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

    Top Collaboration:
    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
    The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
    Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    French Montana ft. Swae Lee “Unforgettable”
    Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

    Top R&B Song:
    Childish Gambino “Redbone”
    DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
    Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke”
    Winner: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
    Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B “Finesse”

    Top Rap Song:
    Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
    DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
    French Montana ft. Swae Lee “Unforgettable”
    Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
    Winner: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”

    Top Country Song:
    Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina “What Ifs”
    Winner: Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
    Dustin Lynch “Small Town Boy”
    Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”
    Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know”

    Top Rock Song:
    Winner: Imagine Dragons “Believer”
    Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
    Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
    Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
    The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

    Top Latin Song:
    J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé “Mi Gente”
    Becky G ft. Bad Bunny “Mayores”
    Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
    Maluma “Felices Los 4”
    Wisin ft. Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo”

    Top Dance/Electronic Song:
    Winner: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
    Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie “Rockabye”
    Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato “No Promises”
    Kygo & Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me”
    Zedd & Alessia Cara “Stay”

    Top Christian Song:
    Elevation Worship “O Come To The Altar”
    Winner: Hillsong Worship “What A Beautiful Name”
    Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly “I’ll Find You”
    MercyMe “Even If”
    Zach Williams “Old Church Choir”

    Top Gospel Song:
    Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Trust In You”
    Winner: J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It”
    Travis Greene “You Waited”
    Tamela Mann “Change Me”
    Charlie Wilson “I’m Blessed”




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