26th Annual Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards 2019 took place on Wednesday, May 1 st live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson for the second year in a row, this year’s Billboard Music Awards served up plenty of fiery performances and awards. Taylor Swift started the evening events with a live performance from of her single “Me!” featuring Panic! which followed behind Kelly Clarkson's performance of “Broken & Beautiful.”
The show proceeded with more amazing performances from artists such as Ciara, BTS with Halsey, Dan + Shay with Tori Kelly, the Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Madonna and Maluma, Paula Abdul, and Mariah Carey. After her performance of a medley of her classic and unforgettable songs, Mariah Carey was awarded the 2019 Icon Award. Drake also made Billboard history winning Top Artist.
As far as nominations, Cardi B took the lead with 21 nominations in 18 categories and received multiple awards. Check out some of the performances and the winners from the 26th annual Billboard Music Awards below.
ARTIST AWARDS Top Artist WINNER: Drake Top New Artist WINNER: Juice Wrld Billboard Chart Achievement Award WINNER: Ariana Grande Top Male Artist WINNER: Drake Top Female Artist WINNER: Ariana Grande Top Duo/Group WINNER: BTS Top Billboard 200 Artist WINNER: Drake Top Hot 100 Artist WINNER: Drake Top Streaming Songs Artist WINNER: Drake Top Song Sales Artist WINNER: Drake
Top Radio Songs Artist WINNER: Drake Top Social Artist WINNER: BTS Top Touring Artist WINNER: Ed Sheeran Top R&B Artist WINNER: Ella Mai Top R&B Male Artist WINNER: The Weeknd Top R&B Female Artist WINNER: Ella Mai Top R&B Tour WINNER: Beyoncé & JAY-Z Top Rap Artist WINNER: Drake Top Rap Male Artist WINNER: Drake Top Rap Female Artist WINNER: Cardi B Top Rap Tour WINNER: Beyoncé & Jay-Z Top Country Artist WINNER: Luke Combs Top Country Male Artist WINNER: Luke Combs Top Country Female Artist WINNER: Carrie Underwood Top Country Duo/Group
WINNER: Dan + Shay Top Country Tour WINNER: Kenny Chesney Top Rock Artist WINNER: Imagine Dragons
Top Rock Tour WINNER: Elton John Top Latin Artist WINNER: Ozuna Top Dance/Electronic Artist WINNER: The Chainsmokers Top Christian Artist WINNER: Lauren Daigle Top Gospel Artist WINNER: Tasha Cobbs Leonard ALBUM AWARDS Top Billboard 200 Album WINNER: Drake — Scorpion Top Soundtrack WINNER: The Greatest Showman Top R&B Album WINNER: XXXTentacion — 17 Top Rap Album WINNER: Drake — Scorpion Top Country Album WINNER: Luke Combs — This One’s for You Top Rock Album WINNER: Panic! at the Disco — Pray for the Wicked Top Latin Album
WINNER: Ozuna — Aura Top Dance/Electronic Album WINNER: The Chainsmokers — Sick Boy Top Christian Album WINNER: Lauren Daigle — Look Up Child Top Gospel Album WINNER: Tori Kelly — Hiding Place
SONG AWARDS Top Hot 100 Song WINNER: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B — “Girls Like You”
Top Streaming Song (Audio) WINNER: Travis Scott — “Sicko Mode” Top Streaming Song (Video) WINNER: Drake — “In My Feelings” Top Selling Song WINNER: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B — “Girls Like You” Top Radio Song WINNER: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B — “Girls Like You” Top Collaboration WINNER: Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B — “Girls Like You” Top R&B Song WINNER: Ella Mai — “Boo’d Up” Top Rap Song WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It” Top Country Song WINNER: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line — “Meant to Be” Top Rock Song WINNER: Panic! At The Disco — “High Hopes”
Top Latin Song WINNER: Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna — “Te Bote” Top Dance/Electronic Song WINNER: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey — “The Middle” Top Christian Song WINNER: Lauren Daigle — “You Say” Top Gospel Song WINNER: Koryn Hawthorne — “Won’t He Do It”