2021 Billboard Music Awards: The Weeknd Walks Away with 10 Trophies

    The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV.
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    Another Billboard Music Awards ceremony is behind us, and it was definitely a big night for The Weeknd. The Canadian singer couldn’t even hold all the trophies he won at this award show because he managed to come out victorious in 10 different categories.

    The Weeknd won the awards for Top artist, Top Hot 100 artist, Top male artist, Top radio songs artist, Top Hot 100 song, and Top radio song in the general field. He also dominated the R&B categories, with wins for Top R&B artist, Top R&B male artist, Top R&B album, and Top R&B song. He owes three of his song awards to his chart-topping hit “Blinding Lights”.

    Pop Smoke came in second with five awards and pulled one of the biggest upsets of the night. He managed to beat the likes of The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Juice Wrld, and Lil Baby to win the award for the top Billboard 200 album with Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

    BTS and Bad Bunny also had a reason to celebrate after walking away with four awards each, while Gabby Barrett was right behind with three. Drake collected the honorary Artist of the Decade Award, while Pink walked away with Icon Award.

    The 2021 Billboard Music Awards were held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23rd, with Nick Jonas hosting the ceremony.

    FULL LIST OF 2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners:

    ARTIST AWARDS 

    Top Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top New Artist: Pop Smoke 

    Top Male Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift 

    Top Duo/Group: BTS 

    Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift 

    Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake 

    Top Song Sales Artist: BTS 

    Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top Social Artist (Fan Voted): BTS 

    Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd 

    Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat 

    Top Rap Artist: Pop Smoke 

    Top Rap Male Artist: Pop Smoke 

    Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion 

    Top Country Artist: Morgan Wallen 

    Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen 

    Top Country Female Artist: Gabby Barrett 

    Top Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line 

    Top Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly 

    Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny 

    Top Latin Male Artist [NEW CATEGORY]: Bad Bunny 

    Top Latin Female Artist [NEW CATEGORY]: Karol G 

    Top Latin Duo/Group [NEW CATEGORY]: Eslabón Armado 

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga 

    Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship 

    Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West 

    ALBUM AWARDS 

    Top Billboard 200 Album: Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon” 

    Top R&B Album: The Weeknd “After Hours” 

    Top Rap Album: Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon” 

    Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen “Dangerous: The Double Album” 

    Top Rock Album: Machine Gun Kelly “Tickets to My Downfall” 

    Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG” 

    Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga “Chromatica” 

    Top Christian Album: Carrie Underwood “My Gift” 

    Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music “Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1” 

    SONG AWARDS 

    Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” 

    Top Streaming Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” 

    Top Selling Song: BTS “Dynamite” 

    Top Radio Song: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” 

    Top Collaboration (Fan Voted): Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope” 

    Top R&B Song: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” 

    Top Rap Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” 

    Top Country Song: Gabby Barrett “I Hope” 

    Top Rock Song: AJR “Bang!” 

    Top Latin Song: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti” 

    Top Dance/Electronic Song: SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” 

    Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake “Graves Into Gardens” 

    Top Gospel Song: Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood” 

    HONORARY AWARDS

    Icon Award: Pink

    Change Maker Award: Trae tha Truth

    Artist of the Decade Award: Drake