Pop crooner Ed Sheeran, rapper Kendrick Lamar and funk maestro Bruno Mars were among the top winners at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (May 21 morning, Singapore time).
Among the performers ramping up the wow factor at the event hosted by Kelly Clarkson were Korean boyband BTS.
Their slick dance moves in performing their new single Fake Love drew a rapturous response from the audience.
Here is the list of winners:
- Top artist: Ed Sheeran
- Top male artist: Ed Sheeran
- Top new artist: Khalid
- Top female artist: Taylor Swift
- Top Billboard 200 artist: Drake
- Top touring artist – U2
- Top R&B artist – Bruno Mars
- Top duo/group – Imagine Dragons
- Top streaming songs artist – Kendrick Lamar
- Top radio songs artist – Ed Sheeran
- Top rap artist – Kendrick Lamar
- Top country artist – Chris Stapleton
- Top Billboard 200 album – Damn. (Kendrick Lamar)
- Top selling song: Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)
- Top radio song: Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
- Top social artist: BTS