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Billboard Music Awards 2021: BTS makes history, The Weeknd wins big, and all the highlights

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) 2021 were presented on May 23 at LA’s Microsoft Theatre with about 500 to 600 attendees amidst all safety protocols, making it one of the largest Hollywood awards show thus far since the pandemic began.

The show kicked off with a high-energy musical performance by the official host Nick Jonas with his brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas, alongside DJ Marshmellow. His wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas was one of the presenters and the couple set the style quotient high as they walked the red carpet together. She made a striking appearance in a head-to-toe custom Dolce & Gabbana sheer ensemble with a thigh-high slit gown with a plunging neckline and iconic golden waist-clinching belt while Nick Jonas donned a bold green Fendi suit.

Other stars to walk the Red Carpet include Alicia Keys in Valentino, H.E.R. in Dior, Gabrielle Union in Prada, Meghan Fox with beau Machine Gun Kelly, The Weeknd in Bottega Veneta, Migos, Drake and Bad Bunny among others. Pink was accompanied by her kids Willow and Jameson.

The Weeknd was the big winner of the night and took home 10 awards, including top artist, top male artist and top Hot 100 song for ‘Blinding Lights’. He now has total 19 trophies, placing him fifth on the list of artists with the most BBMAs.

Other artists to make history at this year’s event include K-pop boyband BTS, who scooped up wins in all four categories they were nominated in, including top duo/group for the second time and top social artist for the fifth consecutive year. The band also lit up the stage with the first-ever live performance of their latest single ‘Butter’. Their megahit ‘Dynamite’ was awarded Top Selling Song making them the first Korean act to debut at No.1 on the Billboard’s singles chart. The group did not waste time thanking the BTS Army via a tweet.

Thank you @BBMAs! Thank you #BTSARMY!

You made this all possible💜

후보에 오른 4부문 모두 수상하는 영광을 만들어준 아미 여려분께 진심으로 감사드립니다. 아포방포💜#Got_ARMY_Behind_Us pic.twitter.com/FncQQzBA0x

— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) May 24, 2021

The late rapper Pop Smoke earned five honours posthumously, including top rap artist and top new artist. Bad Bunny was named top Latin artist with three awards in the off-air category – top Latin song, top Latin male artist and top Latin album.

Drake received the Artist of the Decade Award and came out on stage with his 3-year-old son Adonis Graham to accept his trophy.

Stars like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Kanye West also won but were not in attendance. Other performers of the night include Bad Bunny, Glass Animals, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd and Duran Duran.

See a full list of winners below:

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby

Drake

Dua Lipa

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby

Drake — WINNER

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

Justin Bieber

BTS — WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion

Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

Justin Bieber

Lewis Capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

BLACKPINK

BTS — WINNER

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

Jhené Aiko

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Doja Cat

The Weeknd — WINNER

Top R&B Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

The Weeknd — WINNER

Top R&B Female Artist

Jhené Aiko

Doja Cat — WINNER

SZA

Top Rap Artist

DaBaby

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke — WINNER

Top Rap Male Artist

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke — WINNER

Top Rap Female Artist

Cardi B

Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER

Saweetie

Top Country Artist

Gabby Barrett

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Top Country Male Artist

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Top Country Female Artist

Gabby Barrett — WINNER

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line — WINNER

Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist

AC/DC

AJR

Five Finger Death Punch

Machine Gun Kelly — WINNER

Twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny — WINNER

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist

Bad Bunny — WINNER

J Balvin

Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist

Becky G

Karol G — WINNER

Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Eslabón Armado — WINNER

Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

Lady Gaga — WINNER

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns

Elevation Worship — WINNER

for KING & COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Maverick City Music

Kanye West – WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon — WINNER

Taylor Swift, folklore

The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album

Jhené Aiko, Chilombo

Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B

Doja Cat, Hot Pink

Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

The Weeknd, After Hours — WINNER

Top Rap Album

DaBaby, Blame It On Baby

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake

Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon — WINNER

Top Country Album

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine

Sam Hunt, Southside

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Carrie Underwood, My Gift

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album — WINNER

Top Rock Album

AC/DC, Power Up

Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts

Glass Animals, Dreamland

Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall — WINNER

Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album

Anuel AA, Emmanuel

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo

Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir

Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG — WINNER

J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album

DJ Snake, Carte Blanche

Gryffin, Gravity

Kygo, Golden Hour

Lady Gaga, Chromatica — WINNER

Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album

Bethel Music, Peace

Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens

Carrie Underwood, My Gift — WINNER

We The Kingdom, Holy Water

Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album

Koryn Hawthorne, I AM

Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman

Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 — WINNER

Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2

Kierra Sheard, Kierra

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” — WINNER

Top Streaming Song

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” — WINNER

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

BTS, “Dynamite” — WINNER

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”

Harry Styles, “Adore You”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” — WINNER

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope” — WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song

Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat, “Say So”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” — WINNER

Top Rap Song

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” — WINNER

Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage”

Top Country Song

Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”

Gabby Barrett, “I Hope” — WINNER

Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”

Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”

Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown

Top Rock Song

AJR, “Bang!” — WINNER

All Time Low ft. blackbear, “Monsters

Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”

Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear, “my ex’s best friend”

Twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song

Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti” — WINNER

Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers, “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”

SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” — WINNER

Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ily (i love you baby)”

Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song

Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens” — WINNER

for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “TOGETHER”

Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”

Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”

Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song

Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”

Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”

Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”

Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”

Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood” — WINNER

Main Image Credit: Billboard Music Awards/Twitter; Feature image: BTS_official/Twitter

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