Morgan Wallen & Taylor Swift Sweep the 2023 Billboard Music Awards

    Morgan Wallen at Country Stampede Music Festival in 2019
    Morgan Wallen at Country Stampede Music Festival in 2019. Photo by Rick Diamond/Shutterstock (10319638ah)

    The Billboard Music Awards unveiled the list of winners for this year, and they’ve been pretty easy to predict. After dominating the Billboard charts throughout 2023, Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift emerged as the top winners at this year’s ceremony.

    The country singer Morgan Wallen led the way after picking up awards in 11 categories, starting with the top male artist. He also dominated the two main album and song fields: the top Billboard 200 album with One Thing at the Time and the top Hot 100 song with “Last Night”.

    Despite Wallen’s best efforts, Swift managed to walk away with the shiniest trophy of the night – the top artist. She came out victorious in a total of 10 categories and tuned in via pre-recorded video message to thank her fans, saying she feels like the luckiest person in the world to have them in her corner.

    Swift brought her career total to 39 Billboard Music Awards at this year’s ceremony, but she wasn’t the only artist to do so. Drake walked away with five awards and tied Swift’s record for most BBMAs won by a single artist.

    The 2023 Billboard Music Awards took place on November 19, and the list of major winners also included SZA and Zach Bryan with four awards, followed by 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus each with three wins.


    Artist Awards

    Top Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top New Artist: Zach Bryan

    Top Male Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group: Fuerza Regida

    Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Hot 100 Songwriter: Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Producer: Joey Moi

    Top Streaming Songs Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Radio Songs Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Song Sales Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Billboard Global 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Billboard Global (Excluding U.S.) Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top R&B Artist: SZA

    Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd

    Top R&B Female Artist: SZA

    Top R&B Touring Artist: Beyoncé

    Top Rap Artist: Drake

    Top Rap Male Artist: Drake

    Top Rap Female Artist: Nicki Minaj

    Top Rap Touring Artist: Drake

    Top Country Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

    Top Country Duo/Group: Zac Brown Band

    Top Country Touring Artist: Morgan Wallen

    Top Rock Artist: Zach Bryan

    Top Rock Duo/Group: Arctic Monkeys

    Top Rock Touring Artist: Coldplay

    Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

    Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny

    Top Latin Female Artist: Karol G

    Top Latin Duo/Group: Fuerza Regida

    Top Latin Touring Artist: Karol G

    Top Global K-Pop Artist: NewJeans

    Top K-Pop Touring Artist: Blackpink

    Top Afrobeats Artist: Burna Boy

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Beyoncé

    Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle

    Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West

    Album Awards

    Top Billboard 200 Album: Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time

    Top Soundtrack: Barbie: The Album

    Top R&B Album: SZA, SOS

    Top Rap Album: Drake & 21 Savage, Her Loss

    Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen, One Thing at a Time

    Top Rock Album: Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak

    Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti

    Top K-Pop Album: Stray Kids, 5-STAR

    Top Dance/Electronic Album: Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE

    Top Christian Album: Anne Wilson, My Jesus

    Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Kingdom Book One

    Song Awards

    Top Hot 100 Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”

    Top Streaming Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”

    Top Radio Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”

    Top Selling Song: Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”

    Top Collaboration: Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, “Creepin’”

    Top Billboard Global 200 Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”

    Top Billboard Global (Excluding U.S.) Song: Miley Cyrus, “Flowers”

    Top R&B Song: SZA, “Kill Bill”

    Top Rap Song: Drake & 21 Savage, “Rich Flex”

    Top Country Song: Morgan Wallen, “Last Night”

    Top Rock Song: Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”

    Top Latin Song: Eslabon Armado x Peso Pluma, “Ella Baila Sola”

    Top Global K-Pop Song: Jung Kook ft. Latto, “Seven”

    Top Afrobeats Song: Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”

    Top Dance/Electronic Song: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”

    Top Christian Song: Brandon Lake, “Gratitude”

    Top Gospel Song: CeCe Winans, “Goodness of God”

    Chart Achievement Award: Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”