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BTS, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift & More Sweep The 2021 Billboard Music Awards

today24 May 2021

Background

The Billboard Music Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, sees 1/3rd of the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas, take over from Kelly Clarkson as the host of the artist-centric celebration. Now, while other awards shows have their academy members vote on nominees, BBMAs β€œfinalists” are determined by album and digital songs sales numbers, streaming counts, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. This year’s awards will be based on chart reports from March 21, 2020, to April 3, 2021.

 

Making history is the amazing P!nk. Alecia Beth Moore will be taking home the accolade for the 2021 Billboard Icon Award (previously been given to Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Cher, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez, amongst others).

 

 

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At the same time, Champagne Papi Drake will take home the award for Artist of the Decade, having conquered the charts in the 2010s. Not only does he have the most number of Billboard Music Awards (27), he holds the record for most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the most charted songs of any artists ever on the Billboard Hot 100 and more. The only two previous winners of the Artist of the Decade trophy are Carey (1990s), and Eminem (2000s).

 

Leading the nominations for this year is The Weeknd with spots in 16 BBMA categories, followed by DaBaby with 11 nominations, Gabby Barrett with nine and Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny and Chris Brown have received seven each. The late Pop Smoke has 10 nods while Juice WRLD has also garnered seven posthumous recognitions. Taylor Swift, who has four nominations, could tie Drake’s record for most BBMA wins if she wins in all four categories.

 

 

The nominees (and winners, as they are announced) for the 2021 BBMAs are…

 

Top Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Taylor Swift

 

Top New Artist

Winner: Pop Smoke

Gabby Barrett

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Rod Wave

 

Top Male Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

 

Top Female Artist

Winner: Taylor Swift

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

 

Top Duo/Group

Winner: BTS

AC/DC

AJR

Dan + Shay

Maroon 5

 

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Winner: Taylor Swift

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

 

Top Hot 100 Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

DaBaby

Drake

Dua Lipa

Pop Smoke

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Winner: Drake

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

 

Top Song Sales Artist

Winner: BTS

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd

 

Top Radio Songs Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

Justin Bieber

Lewis Capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

 

Top Social Artist (Fan voted)

Winner: BTS

BLACKPINK

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

 

Top R&B Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

JhenΓ© Aiko

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Doja Cat

 

Top R&B Male Artist

Winner: The Weeknd

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

 

Top R&B Female Artist

Winner: Doja Cat

JhenΓ© Aiko

SZA

 

Top Rap Artist

Winner: Pop Smoke

DaBaby

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

 

Top Rap Male Artist

Winner: Pop Smoke

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

 

 

Top Rap Female Artist

Winner: Megan Thee Stallion

Cardi B

Saweetie

 

Top Country Artist

Winner: Morgan Wallen

Gabby Barrett

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

 

Top Country Male Artist

Winner: Morgan Wallen

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

 

Top Country Female Artist

Winner: Gabby Barrett

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

 

Top Country Duo/Group

Winner: Florida Georgia Line

Dan + Shay

Maddie & Tae

 

Top Rock Artist

Winner: Machine Gun Kelly

AC/DC

AJR

Five Finger Death Punch

twenty one pilots

 

Top Latin Artist

Winner: Bad Bunny

Anuel AA

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

 

Top Latin Male Artist

Winner: Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

 

Top Latin Female Artist

Winner: Karol G

Becky G

RosalΓ­a

 

Top Latin Duo/Group

Winner: EslabΓ³n Armado

Banda MS de Sergio LizΓ‘rraga

Los Dos Carnales

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Winner:Β Lady Gaga

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

 

Written by: Marissa Anne


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