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Billboard Music Awards 2018 Winners

Written by on May 22, 2018

Ed Sheeran was named top artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which were handed out Sunday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Sheeran, who wasn’t at the show, accepted the award via a videotaped message. He also sang “Galway Girl” via a taped performance.

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Other big winners included Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars.

The ceremony, hosted by Kelly Clarkson, aired live on NBC.

Clarkson also performed, as did a slew of other artists, including BTS, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Khalid and Shawn Mendes, Zedd and Maren Morris along with Grey, Macklemore and Kesha, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue. Janet Jackson also performed and received this year’s Icon Award.

Watch: Full Winners BMA 2018

Here are the winners in the top categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Top Hot 100 song: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

Top Billboard 200 album: “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar

Top artist: Ed SheeranTop new artist: Khalid

Top female artist: Taylor Swift

Top male artist: Ed Sheeran

Top streaming songs artist: Kendrick Lamar

Top song sales artist: Ed Sheeran

Top radio songs artist: Ed Sheeran

Top duo/group: Imagine Dragons

Top R&B artist: Bruno MarsTop rap artist: Kendrick Lamar

Top country artist: Chris Stapleton

Top rock artist: Imagine Dragons

Top Latin artist: Ozuna

Top dance/electronic artist: The Chainsmokers

Top Christian artist: MercyMe

Top gospel artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Top social artist: BTS

Top touring artist: U2

Chart achievement award: Camila Cabello

Icon award: Janet Jackson

Article: CBS News

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