The Bllboard Music Awards, after delaying last year's ceremony until October due to the covid-19 pandemic, resumed its May celebration of musical acheivement. The festivities were held at the Microsft Theater in Los Angeles with performances from an eclectic mix of live music from past and present straddling a number of genres.
Unlike other awards shows that hand out awards based on the votes from members, the Billboard Music Awards rely on streaming volume, radio airplay, touring stats and engagement on social media, along with album and digital sales, to choose who will take home a trophy.
Not only did The Weeknd top the charts this year, but also the list of nominations going into the ceremony with 16 nods. He walked away with 10 awards including for the Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and the prize of the night Top Artist. This surely must have come as vindication after being snubbed by the Grammy Awards.
Tayor Swift took home two awards, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, out of the four nominations. Pop Smoke was awarded posthumously the Top New Artist and Top 200 Album which his mother accepted for him. Here's a rundown of the winners from the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.