October 22, 2021

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Complete List of Winners, Nominees

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Sing it loud! The 2021 Billboard Music Awards brought the noise and the applause when Nick Jonas hosted the Sunday, May 23, show from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The star-studded event wouldn’t have been complete without the biggest names in Hollywood, many of whom were nominated for multiple awards, in attendance.

The Weeknd topped the list of nominees with 16 nods, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist. He earned 10 awards throughout the Sunday event. DaBaby was a close second, earning 11 nominations in nine categories.

Taylor Swift gave The Weeknd a run for his money in the Top Artist category, but the “Save the Tears” singer, 31, took home the trophy. The “Exile” singer, 31, was also a contender in the Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Folklore, winning two of the four categories she was nominated in.

Country singer Gabby Barrett, however, had the most nods of any female artist this year. She was a nine-time finalist, including Top New Artist and Top Country Artist, where she went head-to-head with all male artists. The “I Hope” singer, 21, competed against the legendary Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris for Top Country Female Artist — and surpassed them both.

Ahead of one of music’s biggest nights, Billboard announced that Drake would receive the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award after being ranked the best-performing artist of the last decade. The “God’s Plan” rapper, 34, currently holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 29 total as of Sunday.

Pink also got a special trophy, the Icon Award, during the Sunday broadcast. The coveted award honors musicians who’ve achieved excellence on the Billboard charts and had a lasting effect on the music industry.

“As a little girl, I always dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world,” the “Raise Your Glass” singer, 41, told Billboard ahead of the show. “Years later, to receive the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award is hard to fathom! I feel so honored to join the ranks of music idols like Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. It’s a true ‘pinch me’ moment and I feel humbled and blessed.”

Rapper Trae Tha Truth was also honored with the Change Maker Award for his philanthropic work and efforts for social justice.

Scroll down to see the full list of winners from the 2021 Billboard Music Awards!

ARTIST AWARDS:

TOP ARTIST

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

TOP NEW ARTIST

Gabby Barrett

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Pop Smoke

Rod Wave

Gabby Barrett Billboard Music Awards 2021 Complete List of Winners and Nominees

Gabby Barrett
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TOP MALE ARTIST

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

The Weeknd.
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TOP FEMALE ARTIST

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Dua Lipa

Megan Thee Stallion

Taylor Swift

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

Taylor Swift.
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TOP DUO/GROUP

AC/DC

AJR

BTS

Dan + Shay

Maroon 5

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

BTS.
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TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST

Drake

Juice WRLD

Pop Smoke

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST

DaBaby

Drake

Dua Lipa

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

DaBaby Billboard Music Awards 2021 Complete List of Winners and Nominees

DaBaby
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TOP STREAMING SONGS ARTIST

DaBaby

Drake

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

The Weeknd

TOP SONG SALES ARTIST

Justin Bieber

BTS

Megan Thee Stallion

Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST

Justin Bieber

Lewis Capaldi

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

The Weeknd

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST (FAN VOTED)

BLACKPINK

BTS

Ariana Grande

SB19

Seventeen

Ariana Grande Billboard Music Awards 2021 Complete List of Winners and Nominees

Ariana Grande
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TOP R&B ARTIST

Jhené Aiko

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Doja Cat

The Weeknd

TOP R&B MALE ARTIST

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

TOP R&B FEMALE ARTIST

Jhené Aiko

Doja Cat

SZA

TOP RAP ARTIST

DaBaby

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

Drake.
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TOP RAP MALE ARTIST

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

TOP RAP FEMALE ARTIST

Cardi B

Megan Thee Stallion

Saweetie

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST

Gabby Barrett

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

TOP COUNTRY MALE ARTIST

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

TOP COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST

Gabby Barrett

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

TOP COUNTRY DUO/GROUP

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

TOP ROCK ARTIST

AC/DC

AJR

Five Finger Death Punch

Machine Gun Kelly

twenty one pilots

Machine Gun Kelly Billboard Music Awards 2021 Complete List of Winners and Nominees
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TOP LATIN ARTIST

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

TOP LATIN MALE ARTIST

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

Bad Bunny.
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TOP LATIN FEMALE ARTIST

Becky G

Karol G

Rosalía

TOP LATIN DUO/GROUP

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Eslabón Armado

Los Dos Carnales

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

The Chainsmokers

Kygo

Lady Gaga

Marshmello

Surf Mesa

2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

Lady Gaga.
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TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST

Casting Crowns

Elevation Worship

for KING & COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

Zach Williams

TOP GOSPEL ARTIST

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Maverick City Music

Kanye West

ALBUM AWARDS:

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

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

Taylor Swift, Folklore

The Weeknd, After Hours

TOP R&B ALBUM

Jhené Aiko, Chilombo

Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B

Doja Cat, Hot Pink

Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

The Weeknd, After Hours

TOP RAP ALBUM

DaBaby, Blame It On Baby

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Lil Baby, My Turn

Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake

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

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine

Sam Hunt, Southside

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Carrie Underwood, My Gift

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

TOP ROCK ALBUM

AC/DC, Power Up

Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts

Glass Animals, Dreamland

Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall

Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

TOP LATIN ALBUM

Anuel AA, Emmanuel

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo

Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir

Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG

J Balvin, Colores

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

DJ Snake, Carte Blanche

Gryffin, Gravity

Kygo, Golden Hour

Lady Gaga, Chromatica

Kylie Minogue, Disco

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM

Bethel Music, Peace

Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens

Carrie Underwood, My Gift

We The Kingdom, Holy Water

Zach Williams, Rescue Story

TOP GOSPEL ALBUM

Koryn Hawthorne, I AM

Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman

Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1

Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2

Kierra Sheard, Kierra

SONG AWARDS:

TOP HOT 100 SONG PRESENTED BY ROCKSTAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

TOP STREAMING SONG

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

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

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

TOP SELLING SONG

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

BTS, “Dynamite”

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

TOP RADIO SONG

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”

Harry Styles, “Adore You”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

TOP COLLABORATION (FAN VOTED)

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

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

Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat, “Say So”

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

TOP RAP SONG

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

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

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage”

TOP COUNTRY SONG

Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”

Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”

Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”

Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”

Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”

TOP ROCK SONG

AJR, “Bang!”

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, “Yo Perreo Sola”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”

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

Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”

SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”

Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ily (i love you baby)”

Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG

Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens”

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

Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”

Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”

Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”

Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”

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

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