Billboard Music Awards 2018 Winners
Written by Cool FM 97.4 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