Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift are big winners of the night

WION Web Team
USA Updated: May 22, 2018, 02:06 PM(IST)

Billboard Music Awards 2018 Photograph:( Twitter )

Sunday night saw the coming together of the biggest names of the music industry to celebrate the annually held Billboard Music Awards. 

Singer Kelly Clarkson opened the night with a tribute to the victims of Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. She said, "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.” Also Read: Janet Jackson makes history by becoming first black woman to win Billboard Icon Award

Apart from important social messages at the event, artists including  John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande rocked the night with some chest-thumping music. Korean pop band BTS became the first-ever Korean act to perform at the ceremony, debuting their new single "Fake Love” while Janet Jackson won the Icon Award, gave her first TV performance in nine years and delivered a mashup of her hits.

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the night awarded the best musical talent of the year. Here is the complete list of winners across different categories. 

Check out the list of winners below:

Top Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran *WINNER
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid *WINNER
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello *WINNER
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran *WINNER

Top Female Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift *WINNER

Top Duo/Group
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons *WINNER
Migos
U2

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars *WINNER
SZA
The Weeknd

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Top R&B Male Artist
Khalid
Bruno Mars *WINNER
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé
Rihanna
SZA *WINNER

Top Rap Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar *WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist
Drake
Kendrick Lamar *WINNER
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B *WINNER
Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Top Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Top Country Female Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris *WINNER

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line *WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

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