2021 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

Billboard Music Awards 2021: full list of winners

Nick Jonas took over the hosting duties for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards where the charts over the past year decided who the winners were.

Billboard Music Awards 2021: full list of winners

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.

Full list of Billboard Music Awards finalists

Top Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Top Male Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • Drake

Top Song Sales Artist

  • BTS

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

  • BTS

Top R&B Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Doja Cat

Top Rap Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Megan Thee Stallion

Top Country Artist

  • Morgan Wallen

Top Country Male Artist

  • Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist

  • Gabby Barrett

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Florida Georgia Line

Top Rock Artist

  • Five Finger Death Punch

Top Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny

Top Latin Female Artist

  • Karol G

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Eslabón Armado

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist

  • Elevation Worship

Top Gospel Artist

  • Kanye West

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Pop Smoke, "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon"

Top R&B Album

  • The Weeknd, "After Hours"

Top Rap Album

  • Pop Smoke, "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon"

Top Country Album

  • Morgan Wallen, "Dangerous: The Double Album"

Top Rock Album

  • Machine Gun Kelly, "Tickets to My Downfall"

Top Latin Album

  • Bad Bunny, "YHLQMDLG"

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • Lady Gaga, "Chromatica"

Top Christian Album

  • Carrie Underwood, "My Gift"

Top Gospel Album

  • Maverick City Music, "Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1"

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar

  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Streaming Song

  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

Top Selling Song

  • BTS, “Dynamite”

Top Radio Song

  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”

Top R&B Song

  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Rap Song

  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”

Top Country Song

  • Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”

Top Rock Song

  • AJR, “Bang!”

Top Latin Song

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”

Top Christian Song

  • Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens”

Top Gospel Song

  • Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood”