The 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Highlights and Winners

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After being delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, Kelly Clarkson hosted the 2020 Billboard Music Awards last night from the Dolby Theater in L.A., airing on NBC.

Leading the nominee’s list was Post Malone, who gained a whopping 16 nominations in 15 categories. Other multi-nominated artists were Lil Nas X with 13, Billie Eilish and Khalid securing 12 nods each, Lizzo with 11, and Kanye West with 9.

Post won big with 9 awards, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist.

Last night also proved to be a big night for Billie Eilish— winning Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album.

Take a look at some of the highlights from the Awards, and the list of winners, below.

Post Malone accepting his award for Top Artist

Billie Eilish’s acceptance speech for Top 200 Billboard Album

BTS delivering an amazing performance of their smash hit “Dynamite”

Lizzo’s motivating speech as she accepts the award for Top Song Sales Artist

Top Artist
Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
WINNER: Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top New Artist
DaBaby
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist
DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Ed Sheeran 

Top Female Artist
WINNER: Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift 

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

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
WINNER: Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top Hot 100 Artist
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone 

Top Streaming Songs Artist
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Travis Scott 

Top Song Sales Artist
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift 

Top Radio Songs Artist
WINNER: Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone 

Top Social Artist
WINNER: BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist
Elton John
Metallica
WINNER: P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran 

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
WINNER: Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd 

Top R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
WINNER: Khalid
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Lizzo
WINNER: Summer Walker 

Top R&B Tour
B2K
Janet Jackson
WINNER: Khalid 

Top Rap Artist
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone
Roddy Ricch 

Top Rap Male Artist
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
WINNER: Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist
WINNER: Cardi B
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour
Drake
WINNER: Post Malone
Travis Scott 

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
WINNER: Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett 

Top Country Male Artist
Kane Brown
WINNER: Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

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

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

Top Country Tour
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
WINNER: George Strait 

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
WINNER: Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
twenty one pilots 

Top Rock Tour
WINNER: Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones 

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

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Avicii
WINNER: The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello 

Top Christian Artist
WINNER: Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Hillsong United
Kanye West 

Top Gospel Artist
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
WINNER: Kanye West 

Top Billboard 200 Album
WINNER: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Taylor Swift “Lover” 

Top Soundtrack
“Aladdin”
“Descendants 3”
WINNER: “Frozen II”
“K-12” by Melanie Martinez
“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe 

Top R&B Album
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
WINNER: Khalid “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker “Over It” 

Top Rap Album
DaBaby “Kirk”
Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”
WINNER: Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”
Young Thug “So Much Fun” 

Top Country Album
Kane Brown “Experiment”
WINNER: Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me” 

Top Rock Album
The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
WINNER: Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride” 

Top Latin Album
WINNER: J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Farruko “Gangalee”
Maluma “11:11”
Romeo Santos “Utopía”
Sech “Sueños” 

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Avicii “Tim”
The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”
Illenium “Ascend”
WINNER: Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Alan Walker “Different World” 

Top Christian Album
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong United “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
WINNER: Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
WINNER: Kanye West “Jesus is King” 

Top Hot 100 Song
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita” 

Top Streaming Song
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” 

Top Selling Song
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country” 

Top Radio Song
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
WINNER: Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care” 

Top Collaboration
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top R&B Song
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy”
WINNER: Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd “Heartless” 

Top Rap Song
WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Post Malone “Wow.” 

Top Country Song
WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses” 

Top Rock Song
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
WINNER: Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype” 

Top Latin Song
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China”
Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita”
WINNER: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce”
Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
WINNER: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”
Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart”
Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
Marshmello ft. Chvrches “Here With Me” 

Top Christian Song
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
WINNER: For King & Country “God Only Knows”
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
WINNER: Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

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