The 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners Are…

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Last night, the winners of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards were announced and while we didn’t watch the broadcast we still cull together the list of the winners for our audience to examine. As is my usual practice, the nominations are left in the rundown so you can see who beat out who for the honor. Let’s take a look.

Top Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Doja Cat
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Giveon
The Kid Laroi
Masked Wolf
Pooh Shiesty

Top Male Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Adele
Doja Cat
Dua Lipa
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
WINNER – BTS
Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Migos
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
WINNER – Taylor Swift
Adele
Drake
Juice Wrld
Morgan Wallen

Top Hot 100 Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Justin Bieber
Doja Cat
Drake
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Doja Cat
Drake
Lil Nas X
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
WINNER – BTS
Adele
Walker Hayes
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Justin Bieber
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Top Billboard Global (Excl. US) Artist:
WINNER – Ed Sheeran
BTS
Dua Lipa
Olivia Rodrigo
The Weeknd

Top Tour:
WINNER – The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
The Eagles (Hotel California Tour)
Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)
Harry Styles (Love On Tour)

Top R&B Artist:
WINNER – Doja Cat
Giveon
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
WINNER – The Weeknd
Giveon
Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist:
WINNER – Doja Cat
SZA
Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour:
WINNER – Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)
Omarion and Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
Usher (The Vegas Residency)

Top Rap Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Moneybagg Yo
Polo G

Top Rap Male Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Juice Wrld
Polo G

Top Rap Female Artist:
WINNER – Megan Thee Stallion
Cardi B
Latto

Top Rap Tour:
WINNER – Omarion and Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)
J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)
Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)

Top Country Artist:
WINNER – Taylor Swift
Luke Combs
Walker Hayes
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

Top Country Male Artist:
WINNER – Morgan Wallen
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist:
WINNER – Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
WINNER – Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
WINNER – Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

Top Rock Artist:
WINNER – Glass Animals
Imagine Dragons
Machine Gun Kelly
Maneskin
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
WINNER – The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

Top Latin Artist:
WINNER – Bad Bunny
Rauw Alejandro
Farruko
Kali Uchis
Karol G

Top Latin Male Artist:
WINNER – Bad Bunny
Rauw Alejandro
Farruko

Top Latin Female Artist:
WINNER – Kali Uchis
Karol G
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group:
WINNER – Eslabon Armado
Calibre 50
Grupo Firme

Top Latin Tour:
WINNER – Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)
Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin (Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin Live in Concert)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
WINNER – Lady Gaga
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Marshmello
Tiësto

Top Christian Artist:
WINNER – Ye
Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Carrie Underwood

Top Gospel Artist:
WINNER – Ye
Elevation Worship
Kirk Franklin
Maverick City Music
CeCe Winans

Top Billboard 200 Album:
WINNER – Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Adele – 30
Doja Cat – Planet Her
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album

Top Soundtrack:
WINNER – Encanto
Arcane League of Legends
In The Heights
Sing 2
Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Top R&B Album:
WINNER – Doja Cat – Planet Her
Giveon – When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – An Evening With Silk Sonic
Summer Walker – Still Over It
The Weeknd – Dawn FM

Top Rap Album:
WINNER – Drake – Certified Lover Boy
The Kid Laroi – F*ck Love
Moneybagg Yo – A Gangsta’s Pain
Rod Wave – SoulFly
Ye – Donda

Top Country Album:
WINNER – Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Lee Brice – Hey World
Florida Georgia Line – Life Rolls On
Walker Hayes – Country Stuff: The Album
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Top Rock Album:
WINNER – Twenty One Pilots – Scaled and Icy
AJR – OK Orchestra
Coldplay – Music of the Spheres
Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1
John Mayer – Sob Rock

Top Latin Album:
WINNER – Karol G – KG0516
Rauw Alejandro – Vice Versa
Eslabon Armado – Corta Venas
J Balvin – Jose
Kali Uchis – Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
WINNER – Illenium – Fallen Embers
C418 – Minecraft – Volume Alpha
FKA Twigs – Caprisongs
Porter Robinson – Nurture
Rüfüs Du Sol – Surrender

Top Christian Album:
WINNER – Ye – Donda
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement
Carrie Underwood – My Savior
Phil Wickham – Hymn of Heaven
CeCe Winans – Believe for It

Top Gospel Album:
WINNER – Ye – Donda
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music – Old Church Basement
Maverick City Music – Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
Maverick City Music and Upperroom – Move Your Heart
CeCe Winans – Believe for It

Top Hot 100 Song:
WINNER – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Streaming Song:
WINNER – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Selling Song:
WINNER – BTS – “Butter”
BTS – “Permission to Dance”
Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”

Top Radio Song:
WINNER – Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Collaboration:
WINNER – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon – “Peaches”
Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global 200 Song:
WINNER – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Dua Lipa – “Levitating”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Billboard Global 200 (Excl. U.S.) Song:
WINNER – The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”
BTS – “Butter”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Save Your Tears”

Top Viral Song:
WINNER – Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Gayle – “ABCDEFU”
Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
Masked Wolf – “Astronaut in the Ocean”

Top R&B Song:
WINNER – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) – “Leave the Door Open”
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon – “Peaches”
Doja Cat and The Weeknd – “You Right”
Giveon – “Heartbreak Anniversary”
WizKid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems – “Essence”

Top Rap Song:
WINNER – Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Drake featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat – “Knife Talk”
Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Masked Wolf – “Astronaut in the Ocean”
Polo G – “Rapstar”

Top Country Song:
WINNER – Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”
Chris Stapleton – “You Should Probably Leave”

Top Rock Song:
WINNER – Maneskin – “Beggin'”
Coldplay and BTS – “My Universe”
Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
The Anxiety (Willow and Tyler Cole) – “Meet Me at Our Spot”

Top Latin Song:
WINNER – Kali Uchis – “Telepatía”
Rauw Alejandro – “Todo de Ti”
Aventura and Bad Bunny – “Volví”
Bad Bunny – “Yonaguni”
Farruko – “Pepas”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
WINNER – Elton John and Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (Pnau remix)”
Farruko – “Pepas”
Regard, Troye Sivan, and Tate McRae – “You”
Travis Scott and HVME – “Goosebumps”
Tiësto – “The Business”

Top Christian Song:
WINNER – Ye – “Hurricane”
Anne Wilson – “My Jesus”
Ye – “Moon”
Ye – “Off The Grid”
Ye – “Praise God”

Top Gospel Song:
WINNER – Ye – “Hurricane”
Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine – “Jireh”
Ye – “Moon”
Ye – “Off the Grid”
Ye – “Praise God”

Icon Award:
Mary J. Blige

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Whew, congratulations are definitely in order for Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) who all seemed to clean up with numerous awards this year. I don’t listen to any of their musical output of course and only paid mind to the Rock categories which ended up leaving me curious about their labeling some of them as “Rock”. Lots of it feels “Alternative” to me and obviously there isn’t any Metal listed. I’ll be posting something on the other website to spark some chatter for good measure but as I wrap this one up I wonder what you out there in the readership think about the winners circle. You can chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. Stay safe out there.

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