Who won at the Billboard Awards 2018?

Susannah Alexander
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From Digital Spy

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards saw a slew of music stars celebrated for their achievements this year, with Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars among the biggest winners.

The awards ceremony, which took place in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), also saw BTS become the first Korean act to perform at the ceremony, showcasing their new single 'Fake Love'.

It was a strong night for BTS, as they took home the award for Top Social Artist – but it was Ed Sheeran who was named Top Artist.



Sheeran also won Top Male Artist, while his friend Taylor Swift took home Top Female Artist as well as Top Selling Album for Reputation.

Khalid picked up the Top New Artist gong, with Camila Cabello winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

Bruno Mars was awarded the Top R&B Artist and Top Male R&B Artist, while Cardi B picked up Top Female R&B Artist.

Chris Stapleton was the big winner for country music, picking up two awards, while Kendrick Lamar dominated the rap categories.



Janet Jackson received the Icon Award and also performed a mash-up of her greatest hits, marking her first TV appearance in nine years.

The show was hosted by Kelly Clarkson, with the singer also opening the show with a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at Texas's Santa Fe High School on Friday (May 18).

"I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And once again, y'all, we're grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all," she said.

Clarkson also gave a musical performance, as did John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande.

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See the list of nominees and winners for the biggest awards of the night below (winners highlighted in bold):

Top Artist

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift

Top New Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Sam Hunt
  • Ed Sheeran



Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist

  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Halsey
  • Demi Lovato
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Migos
  • U2

Top R&B Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • SZA
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

  • Khalid
  • Bruno Mars
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • SZA

Top Rap Artist

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Migos
  • Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Bhad Bhabie
  • Cardi B
  • Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist

  • Sam Hunt
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist

  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

The full list of winners can be seen at Billboard.

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