2021 Billboard Music Awards: Full List of Nominees and Winners

Ethiopian-Canadian singer and songwriter, The Weeknd dominated the night with 10 awards, while fellow Canadian, Drake won the Artist of the Decade Award.

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A view of the stage appears before the start of the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Nick Jonas hosted the 2021 Billboard Music Awards which held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. While some of the winners were revealed earlier on Sunday May 23, several hours before the main event, the rest were announced at the ceremony. Finalists were chosen based on their performance on Billboard charts as well as music sales, streaming platform statistics, radio airplay and social engagement.

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The Weeknd poses with one of his trophy at the 2021 BBMA

Ethiopian-Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd dominated the awards, already claiming 7 before the main event and receiving an additional three at the ceremony. Morgan Wallen, who recently drew controversy for a video showing him using a racial slur although he has apologized, won several awards, including Top Country Artist. The singer is banned from appearing at the Billboard Music Awards despite being nominated for six honours.

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Meanwhile, it was a father and son affair, with Drake giving us a cameo of his son, Adonis while accepting the iconic Artist of the Decade Award. Currently, the Canadian rapper holds the record for most Billboard Music Awards wins with 27, and was nominated for another 7 this year. 41-year-old singer, Pink also received the Icon Award and performed at the ceremony.

Here are all the nominees and winners at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

top artist weeknd

Top Artist

The Weeknd—WINNER

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Taylor Swift

top hot 100 artist 1

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby

Drake

Dua Lipa

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

top 200 artist 200

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Taylor Swift—WINNER

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

Top FEMALE

Top Female Artist

Taylor Swift—WINNER

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

top male

Top Male Artist

The Weeknd—WINNER

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

Top DUO GROUP

Top Duo/Group

BTS—WINNER

AC/DC

AJR

Dan + Shay

Maroon 5

top NEW ARTIST

Top New Artist

Pop Smoke—WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Rod Wave

top 200 album

Top Billboard 200 Album

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

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

Taylor Swift, folklore

The Weeknd, After Hours

Top Hot 100 Song

The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”—WINNER

24kGoldn ft. iann dior — “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth — “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug — “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — “ROCKSTAR”

top streaming song

Top Streaming Song

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

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — “ROCKSTAR”

Future ft. Drake — “Life Is Good”

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Drake—WINNER

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

BTS—WINNER

Justin Bieber

Megan Thee Stallion

Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

The Weeknd—WINNER

Justin Bieber

Lewis Capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Top R&B Artist

The Weeknd—WINNER

Jhené Aiko

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Doja Cat

Top R&B Male Artist

The Weeknd—WINNER

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Top R&B Female Artist

Doja Cat—WINNER

Jhené Aiko

SZA

Top Rap Artist

Pop Smoke—WINNER

DaBaby

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Top Rap Male Artist

Pop Smoke—WINNER

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Top Rap Female Artist

Megan Thee Stallion—WINNER

Cardi B

Saweetie

Top Country Artist

Morgan Wallen—WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist

Morgan Wallen—WINNER

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist

Gabby Barrett—WINNER

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

Florida Georgia Line—WINNER

Dan + Shay

Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist

Machine Gun Kelly—WINNER

AC/DC

AJR

Five Finger Death Punch

twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

Bad Bunny—WINNER

Anuel AA

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist

Bad Bunny—WINNER

Ozuna

J Balvin

Top Latin Female Artist

Karol G—WINNER

Becky G

Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

Eslabón Armado—WINNER

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Lady Gaga—WINNER

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

Elevation Worship—WINNER

Casting Crowns

for KING & COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

Kanye West—WINNER

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Maverick City Music

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

BTS—WINNER

BLACKPINK

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

Top R&B Album

The Weeknd, After Hours—WINNER

Jhené Aiko, Chilombo

Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B

Doja Cat, Hot Pink

Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

Top Rap Album

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

DaBaby, BLAME IT ON BABY

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake

Top Country Album

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album—WINNER

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine

Sam Hunt, SOUTHSIDE

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Carrie Underwood, My Gift

Top Rock Album

Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall—WINNER

AC/DC, Power Up

Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts

Glass Animals, Dreamland

Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album

Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG—WINNER

Anuel AA, Emmanuel

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo

Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir

J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Lady Gaga, Chromatica—WINNER

DJ Snake, Carte Blanche

Gryffin, Gravity

Kygo, Golden Hour

Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album

Carrie Underwood, My Gift—WINNER

Bethel Music, Peace

Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens

We The Kingdom, Holy Water

Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album

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

Koryn Hawthorne, I AM

Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman

Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2

Kierra Sheard, Kierra

Top Selling Song

BTS — “Dynamite”—WINNER

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth — “I Hope”

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP”

Megan Thee Stallion — “Savage”

The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song

The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”—WINNER

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth — “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug — “Go Crazy”

Dua Lipa — “Don’t Start Now”

Harry Styles — “Adore You”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

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

24kGoldn ft. iann dior — “Mood”

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

The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”—WINNER

Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R. — “B.S.”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo — “Intentions”

Chris Brown & Young Thug — “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat — “Say So”

Top Rap Song

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch — “ROCKSTAR”—WINNER

24kGoldn ft. iann dior — “Mood”

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion — “WAP”

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

Megan Thee Stallion — “Savage”

Top Country Song

Gabby Barrett — “I Hope”—WINNER

Jason Aldean — “Got What I Got”

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 & Jhay Cortez — “Dákiti”—WINNER

Bad Bunny — “Yo Perreo Sola”

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

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

Lady Gaga — “Stupid Love”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande — “Rain on Me”

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

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

Koryn Hawthorne — “Speak To Me”

Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music — “Movin’ On”

Marvin Sapp — “Thank You For It All”

Tye Tribbett — “We Gon’ Be Alright”

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