Billboard Music Awards

  • 14 Nov - 20 Nov, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Awards

Kelly Clarkson was the host for a third consecutive year as the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Originally scheduled for April this year, the ceremony was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic, with a rearranged event taking place without an audience. "Tonight is about the way music touches us all because music connects with us in so many ways, no matter who you are it moves us sometimes literally," Clarkson said. Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish led with the most nominations. Eilish took home multiple awards including Top Female Artist. The awards saw Post Malone emerge as the big winner. The 25-year-old scooped nine gongs in all, including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Numerous artists performed throughout the show, including John Legend, Alicia Keys Brandy, En Vogue, BTS and Luke Combs. It was also a big night for Garth Brooks, who received the Icon Award, which was presented by his good friend, Cher. Brooks performed a medley of his greatest hits that included The Thunder Rolls, The River, Callin' Baton Rouge, Standing outside the Fire, Dive Bar, Friends in Low Places and The Dance. Demi Lovato also performed her new song Commander in Chief. A list of winners announced during the broadcast follows below:

Artist awards:

Top Artist: Post Malone

Top New Artist: Billie Eilish

Billboard Chart Achievement: Harry Styles

Top Male Artist: Post Malone

Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish

Top Duo/Group: Jonas Brothers

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Post Malone

Top Hot 100 Artist: Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Post Malone

Top Song Sales Artist: Lizzo

Top Radio Songs Artist: Jonas Brothers

Top Social Artist: BTS

Top Touring Artist: Pink

Top R&B Artist: Khalid

Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist: Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour: Khalid

Top Rap Artist: Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist: Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B

Top Rap Tour: Post Malone

Top Country Artist: Luke Combs

Top Country Male Artist: Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay

Top Rock Artist: Panic! At the Disco

Top Rock Tour: Elton John

Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers

Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West

Album awards:

Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’

Top Soundtrack: Frozen II

Top R&B Album: Khalid ‘Free Spirit’

Top Rap Album: Post Malone ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’

Top Country Album: Luke Combs ‘What You See Is What You Get’

Top Rock Album: Tool ‘Fear Inoculum’

Top Latin Album: J Balvi & Bad Bunny ‘Oasis’

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Marshmello ‘Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set’

Top Christian Album: Kanye West ‘Jesus is King’

Song awards:

Top Hot 100 Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road

Top Streaming Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road

Top Selling Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road

Top Radio Song: Jonas Brothers Sucker

Top Collaboration: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Señorita

Top R&B Song: Khalid Talk

Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber 10,000 Hours

Top Rock Song: Panic! At The Disco Hey Look Ma, I Made It

Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow Con Calma

Top Dance/Electronic Song: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee Close To Me

Icon Award: Garth Brooks

Change Maker Award: Killer Mike