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The 2022 BBMA’s was a night to remember with show-stopping performances, iconic celeb moments, and history-making awards. 

Silk Sonic Performing at Billboard

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The Billboard Music Awards returned Sunday night for its 2022 edition of celebrating chart-topping hits, and here are all the highlights from the star-studded event!

Megan Thee Stallion and Latto Deliver Jaw-Dropping Performances

Megan The Stallion Performing at Billboard

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Megan Thee Stallion and Latto know how to put on a show. This year’s noteworthy performances belong to female MCs that made their mark on the Billboard main stage. Megan Thee Stallion brought twerking galore and hair flips with “Plan B” and “Sweetest Pie,” while Latto rocked the stage with “Big Energy.” We also got to witness energetic acts from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Silk Sonic, and Becky G.

Latto Performs at Billboard

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Mary J. Blige Receives Icon Award

Mary J. Blige Receives Icon Award

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Mary J. Blige made the night ICONic. She was presented with the Billboard Icon Award by previous recipient Janet Jackson. In her heartfelt acceptance award speech, Blige reflected on the meaning of being an icon: “What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be widely admired for having influence over a multitude of people, and that is what I’ve always represented.” 

It’s a Family Affair on the Billboard Red Carpet 

Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Stormi Webster on Billboard Red Carpet

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No babysitter is needed for Stormi Webster! The 4-year-old joined her parents on the Billboard red carpet as the cutest +1. Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster showed up to cheer Travis Scott on during his performance following the Astroworld festival tragedy.

Good 4 u, Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo

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This 19-year-old phenomenon racked up seven Billboard trophies making her the top-awarded winner of the night. She won big with awards for top new artist, top female artist, top hot 100 artist, top streaming songs artist, top radio songs artist, top Billboard global 200 artist, and top Billboard 200 album. 

Drake Stays Winning

Drake

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Drake is a certified chart-topper. He extends his reign as the most decorated winner in Billboard music history by taking home 5 awards. These include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist, top rap male artist, and top rap album. These wins solidify Drake as one of the greatest and most influential artists of this generation. 

Winners of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards:

Artist Awards
Top Artist: Drake
Top New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Male Artist: Drake
Top Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Song Sales Artist: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Billboard Global 200 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Billboard Global (excl. U.S.) Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Male Artist: Drake
Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay
Top Rock Artist: Glass Animals
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Female Artist: Kali Uchis
Top Latin Duo/Group: Eslabon Armado
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Ye
Top Gospel Artist: Ye

Tour Awards
Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
Top Rap Tour: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
Top Country Tour: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top Latin Tour: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Song Awards
Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”
Top Streaming Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”
Top Selling Song: BTS “Butter”
Top Radio Song: Dua Lipa “Levitating”
Top Collaboration: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”
Top Billboard Global 200 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”
Top Billboard Global (excl. U.S) Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”
Top Viral Song: Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Top R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”
Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow “INDUSTRY BABY”
Top Country Song: Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”
Top Rock Song: Måneskin “Beggin’”
Top Latin Song: Kali Uchis “telepatía”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”
Top Christian Song: Ye “Hurricane”
Top Gospel Song: Ye “Hurricane”

Album Awards
Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo “Sour”
Top Soundtrack: “Encanto”
Top R&B Album: Doja Cat “Planet Her”
Top Rap Album: Drake “Certified Lover Boy”
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Top Rock Album: twenty one pilots “Scaled And Icy”
Top Latin Album: Karol G “KG0516”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: ILLENIUM “Fallen Embers”
Top Christian Album: Ye “Donda”
Top Gospel Album: Ye “Donda”

Published by HOLR Magazine.