Olivia Rodrigo was the big winner of the Billboard Music Awards 2022 | Culture & Leisure

Olivia Rodrigo topped the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, winning seven awards.

The annual ceremony returned to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday evening (15.05.22), and this year half of the winners were revealed on TikTok and the other half during a live stream on Peacock and NBC in the USA.

Teenage pop superstar Olivia, 19, and rap legend Kanye, 44, dominated the evening.

Olivia won Top New Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, and Top RB Female Artist, while “SOUR” was crowned Top Billboard 200 Album. .

As for Kanye, the “Jesus Walks” rapper topped the gospel and Christian categories, with “Donda” winning both Top Christian and Top Gospel Album. It was also named Top Christian and Gospel Artist, while “Hurricane” by “Donda” was named Top Christian and Gospel Song, giving it a total of six awards.

Doja Cat walked away with three awards for Top RB Artist, Top Viral Song for “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, and Top Female RB Artist.

The Weeknd was the most nominated before the ceremony, with 17 nods, but the ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker only picked up one award for top male RB artist.

The star-studded evening was hosted by Diddy and featured performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Silk Sonic, Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and Machine Gun Kelly.

Before the start of the ceremony, organizers caused controversy by allowing country star Morgan Wallen to make an appearance despite being banned last year for using a racial slur.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter performed just after civil rights activist Tamika Mallory gave a speech on social justice and anti-racism, which raised some eyebrows.

Travis Scott also performed, six months after the Astroworld tragedy saw 10 people die in a crowd at the rapper’s festival.

Prior to the event, host Diddy addressed Morgan and Travis’ booking.

He said: “So that Morgan and Travis can come back and hit the stage again with the mindset of having a second chance at life.

“Everyone in the room has a second chance at life, you know, because we’re back outside without a mask. We need love and I’m excited to celebrate that.

An abridged list of 2022 Billboard Music Awards winners:

Best Artist

Duck

Best New Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Best Male Artist

Duck

Best Female Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Top Duo/Group

BTS

Billboard 200 Top Artist

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Top Streaming Songs Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Top Song Sales Artist

BTS

Best Radio Songs Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Billboard Global 200 Top Artist

Olivia Rodrigue

Billboard’s Top Global Artist (Non-US)

Ed Sheeran

Top Tour

The Rolling Stones (‘Tour Without Filter’)

Best RB Artist

Doja Cat

Best RB Male Artist

The weekend

Best Female RB Artist

Doja Cat

Best Rap Artist

Duck

Best Male Rap Artist

Duck

Best Female Rap Artist

Megan you stallion

Best Country Artist

Taylor Swift

Best Country Male Artist

Morgan Wallen

Best Country Female Artist

Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Best Rock Artist

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Top Rock Tour

The Rolling Stones (‘Tour Without Filter’)

Best Latin Artist

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Best Latin Male Artist

bad bunny

Best Latin Female Artist

Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Artist

Lady Gaga

Best Christian Artist

you

Best Gospel Artist

you

Billboard 200 Top Album

Olivia Rodrigo, ‘SOUR’

Best Rap Album

Drake, “certified love boy”

Best Country Album

Taylor Swift, ‘Red (Taylor’s version)’

best rock album

twenty one pilots, ‘Scaled and Icy’

Best Latin Album

Karol G, ‘KG0516’

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Illenium, ‘Fallen Embers’

Best Christian Album

Yes, ‘Donda’

Best Gospel Album

Yes, ‘Donda’

Best Song of the Top 100

The Kid LAROI Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’

Best Streaming Song

The Kid LAROI Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’

Top Selling Song

BTS, ‘Butter’

Best Radio Song

Dua Lipa, ‘Levitation’

Better cooperation

The Kid LAROI Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’

Billboard Global 200 Top Song

The Kid LAROI Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’

Billboard Global Top Song (Non-US)

The Kid LAROI Justin Bieber, ‘Stay’

Best Viral Song

Doja Cat ft. SZA, ‘Kiss Me More’

Best RB Song

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), ‘Leave the Door Open’

best rap song

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

Best Rock Song

Maneskin, ‘Begin’

Best Latin Song

Kali Uchis, ‘telepathy’

Top Dance / Electronic Song

Sir Elton John Dua Lipa, ‘Cold Heart – PNAU Remix’

Best Christian Song

Ye, ‘Hurricane’ – winner

best gospel song

Yes, ‘hurricane’

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