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Post Malone, Billie Eilish Big Winners At The 2020 Billboard Music Awards

A socially distanced affair, this year’s ceremony was finally happened live on NBC, broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Post Malone was the biggest nominee at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards and ended up sweeping the awards, taking home the top artist prize to end the night and winning nine awards overall.

Malone beat out Eilish for the top prize, but she was still a winner, taking home top Billboard 200 album, top female artist and top new artist. The 18-year-old, wearing a face mask, told viewers to “please vote, please wear a mask, please wash your hands.”

This year’s ceremony was initially scheduled to take place April 29 in Las Vegas, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, almost six months later, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards finally happened live on NBC, broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Kelly Clarkson hosting for the third consecutive time. She kicked off the show with a lively performance of “Higher Love,” featuring Pentatonix and percussionist Sheila E.

A socially distanced affair, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards saw many repeat winners like Post Malone — who took home Top Artist and either other trophies — Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X. Meanwhile, spirited performances from BTS, Demi Lovato, Brandy, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny, Garth Brooks, and even a throwback from En Vogue for their 30th anniversary brought down the house, despite not having a live audience in the theater.

Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend Garth Brooks.” Brooks, who is the only artist to have nine of his albums sell more than 10 million units each and reach diamond status, performed a medley of his hits.

Other performers at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards included BTS, Alicia Keys, Kane Brown, Khalid, Swae Lee, Sia, Brandy, Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, SAINt JHN, En Vogue and Demi Lovato, who sang her new song aimed at President Donald Trump called “Commander In Chief.”

Clarkson kicked off the show singing Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” which became a dance hit last year after Whitney Houston’s cover of the song was remixed by Norwegian DJ-producer Kygo and became an international hit. Clarkson was joined by drummer Sheila E. and a cappella group Pentatonix for the performance of the song, which earned Houston a posthumous nomination for top dance/electronic song. Houston died in 2012.

The winners of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards are as follows:

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 (Fan Voted):
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

2020 Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):
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 (Fan Voted):
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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