Billboard Music Awards 2019

By Armando

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) were handed out on Wednesday night, and Drake dominated the ceremonies, taking home the Top Artist, Top male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies.

The haul effectively gives Drake the record for most wins, 27 total in the history of Billboard Music Awards.

Other big winners included Ariana Grande, Ella Mai, BTS, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs who took home Top Country Artist. Coming into the night, it was Cardi B led the nominations with 21 nods, was followed by Drake and Post Malone with 17 nominations each.

Mariah Carey received the Icon Award as well as performed a career-spanning set including her 2018 single “A No No”, and classics such as “Always Be My Baby”, “Emotions”, “We Belong Together” and “Hero”.

Presenters included Chrissy Metz & Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Asher Angel, Becky G, Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Erin & Sara Foster, Eva Longoria, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch & Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner & Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews and William Zabka.

Kelly Clarkson was back to host the ceremonies, which aired live Wednesday night from Las Vegas on NBC.

Red Carpet photos: aiphotoimaging.com

See the full list of winners below:

Top artist
Drake

Top new artist
Juice WRLD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Ariana Grande

Top male artist
Drake

Top female artist
Ariana Grande

Top duo/group
BTS

Top Billboard 200 artist
Drake

Top Hot 100 artist
Drake

Top streaming songs artist
Drake

Top song sales artist
Drake

Top radio songs artist
Drake

Top social artist
BTS

Top touring artist
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B artist
Ella Mai

Top R&B male artist
The Weeknd

Top R&B female artist
Ella Mai

Top R&B tour
Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top rap artist
Drake

Top rap male artist
Drake

Top rap female artist
Cardi B

Top rap tour
Beyoncé & JAY-Z

Top country artist
Luke Combs

Top country male artist
Luke Combs

Top country female artist
Carrie Underwood

Top country duo/group artist
Dan + Shay

Top country tour
Kenny Chesney

Top rock artist
Imagine Dragons

Top rock tour
Elton John

Top Latin artist
Ozuna

Top dance/electronic artist
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian album
Lauren Daigle, “Look Up Child”

Top Gospel album
Tori Kelly, “Hiding Place”

Top Hot 100 song
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”

Top streaming song
Travis Scott, “SICKO MODE”

Top streaming song
Drake, “In My Feelings”

Top-selling song
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”

Top radio song
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”

Top collaboration
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B, “Girls Like You”

Top R&B song
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”

Top rap song
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”

Top country song
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”

Top rock song
Panic! at the Disco, “High Hopes”

Top Latin song
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna, “Te Bote”

Top dance/electronic song
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Christian song
Lauren Daigle, “You Say”

Top Gospel song
Koryn Hawthorne, “Won’t He Do It”