Post Malone, Billie Eilish, BTS, Run the Jewels' Killer Mike, and more win at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Post Malone, Billie Eilish, BTS, Run the Jewels' Killer Mike, and more win at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

In all of its glitz and glam, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards have drawn to a close. 

Airing on Wednesday evening in the US, the major event was broadcasted live from the Grand Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to the rest of the world – a show not to be missed from its star-studded attendance of top artists, breathtaking performances, to its most deserving winners. 

The first chapter of the awards kicked off this year announcing the most promising artists in its picks in September. Leading the nominations were Post Malone with 16 nods, followed by Lil Nas X with 13 and Billie Eilish with 12. Today, Post Malone brought home a total of 9 awards, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Rap Artist.

Other celebrated acts were also honoured victories in the most esteemed categories. Billie Eilish fetched 2 awards for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Female Artist, while Harry Styles won the Chart Achievement Award.

Global superstars BTS snagged the Top Social Artist Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels became the recipient of the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award, given to those who spark change through their music, celebrity, and community.

Hand-in-hand with the ceremony, the most established artists in today’s music history also delivered performances each show-stopping on their own. 

BTS

Highly anticipated was the spectacle put up by K-pop titans BTS, known for incredible sets to go with their explosive vocals and choreography. Not letting the audience down, the seven-member boy group shows off their immaculate performance of their smash hit ‘Dynamite’, dressed in all red suits at Terminal 2 of the Incheon International Airport – backed up by a talented band (virtually) for a jazzed-up version of the song.


John Legend

John Legend has always been able to embody the heart-wrenching emotions of what he sings, but his powerful ballad took a new form today, dedicating ‘Never Break’ to his wife, Chrissy Teigen. Legend belts out the vocals of the song as an ode to maintaining strength and love in hardship, sitting at the piano which carried the length of the performance. 


Demi Lovato

Down in the midst of the US’ whirlwind of elections, Demi Lovato brought to life her latest politically charged release ‘Commander In Chief’ at the Billboard Music Awards. With direct invocations such as “We’re in a state of crisis, people are dying, while you line your pockets deep, Commander in Chief. How does it feel to still be able to breathe?”, the prominent singer calls out the current president of the US, not forgetting the bigger picture even in the light of a music ceremony to honour this year’s best artists. 


Post Malone

Superstar Post Malone has dominated the awards this year, and it’s no surprise that he would dominate the show too. Stowed away in a remote location in Los Angeles, Post Malone delivered the light and melodic ‘Circles’, which currently has been streamed over a billion times on Spotify.


En Vogue

R&B group En Vogue reunited at the Billboard Music Awards to celebrate their 30th anniversary. A fitting closer to this year's ceremonies, En Vogue performed their 1992 smash hit, 'Free Your Mind'.


Find out who else clinched a victory from the 2020 Billboard Music Awards here:

Artist Awards

Top Artist:

Billie Eilish

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

WINNER: Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:

DaBaby

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):

Mariah Carey

Luke Combs

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Harry Styles

Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:

DaBaby

Khalid

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

BTS

Dan + Shay

WINNER: Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! at the Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Drake

Billie Eilish

Khalid

WINNER: Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Post Malone

Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist:

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Lizzo

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:

WINNER: Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Lizzo

Shawn Mendes

Post Malone

Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted):

WINNER: BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO

GOT7

Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:

Elton John

Metallica

WINNER: P!nk

The Rolling Stones

Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

WINNER: Khalid

Lizzo

Summer Walker

The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:

Chris Brown

WINNER: Khalid

The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:

Beyoncé

Lizzo

WINNER: Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour:

B2K

Janet Jackson

WINNER: Khalid

Top Rap Artist:

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist:

DaBaby

Lil Nas X

WINNER: Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:

WINNER: Cardi B

City Girls

Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour:

Drake

WINNER: Post Malone

Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:

Kane Brown

WINNER: Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:

Kane Brown

WINNER: Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist:

WINNER: Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:

WINNER: Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:

Eric Church

Florida Georgia Line

WINNER: George Strait

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons

WINNER: Panic! at the Disco

Tame Impala

Tool

Twenty-One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:

WINNER: Elton John

Metallica

The Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist:

Anuel AA

WINNER: Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Avicii

WINNER: The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Illenium

Marshmello

Top Christian Artist:

WINNER: Lauren Daigle

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Hillsong United

Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Sunday Service Choir

WINNER: Kanye West

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album:

WINNER: Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next

Khalid, Free Spirit

Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding

Taylor Swift, Lover

Top Soundtrack:

Aladdin

Descendants 3

WINNER: Frozen II

K-12, by Melanie Martinez

The Dirt, by Mötley Crüe

Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé, Homecoming: The Live Album

Justin Bieber, Changes

Chris Brown, Indigo

WINNER: Khalid, Free Spirit

Summer Walker, Over It

Top Rap Album:

DaBaby, Kirk

Juice WRLD, Death Race for Love

WINNER: Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding

Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial

Young Thug, So Much Fun

Top Country Album:

Kane Brown, Experiment

WINNER: Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get

Maren Morris, Girl

Thomas Rhett, Center Point Road

Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers, III

Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind

Tame Impala, The Slow Rush

WINNER: Tool, Fear Inoculum

Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride

Top Latin Album:

WINNER: J Balvin & Bad Bunny, Oasis

Farruko, Gangalee

Maluma, 11:11

Romeo Santos, Utopía

Sech, Sueños

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Avicii, Tim

The Chainsmokers, World War Joy

Illenium, Ascend

WINNER: Marshmello, Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set

Alan Walker, Different World

Top Christian Album:

Bethel Music, Victory: Recorded Live

Casting Crowns, Only Jesus

Hillsong United, People

Skillet, Victorious

WINNER: Kanye West, Jesus Is King

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin, Long Live Love

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers, Goshen

William McDowell, The Cry: A Live Worship Experience

Sunday Service Choir, Jesus Is Born

WINNER: Kanye West, Jesus Is King

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song:

WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

Lewis Capaldi, "Someone You Loved"

Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy"

Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, "Señorita"

Top Streaming Song:

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy"

WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

Lil Tecca, "Ran$om"

Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"

Top Selling Song:

Lewis Capaldi, "Someone You Loved"

Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy"

WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"

Blake Shelton, "God's Country"

Top Radio Song:

Lewis Capaldi, "Someone You Loved"

WINNER: Jonas Brothers, "Sucker"

Khalid, "Talk"

Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care"

Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted):

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, "Señorita"

Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care"

Top R&B Song:

Chris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

Doja Cat & Tyga, "Juicy"

WINNER: Khalid, "Talk"

Lizzo, "Good As Hell"

The Weeknd, "Heartless"

Top Rap Song:

WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road"

Lil Tecca, "Ran$om"

Lizzo, "Truth Hurts"

Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)"

Post Malone, "Wow."

Top Country Song:

WINNER: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, "10,000 Hours"

Maren Morris, "The Bones"

Old Dominion, "One Man Band"

Blake Shelton, "God's Country"

Morgan Wallen, "Whiskey Glasses"

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons, "Bad Liar"

Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker, "I Think I'm Okay"

WINNER: Panic! at the Disco, "Hey Look Ma, I Made It"

Twenty One Pilots, "Chlorine"

Twenty One Pilots, "The Hype"

Top Latin Song:

Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin, "China"

Bad Bunny & Tainy, "Callaita"

WINNER: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow, "Con Calma"

Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny, "No Me Conoce"

Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA, "Otro Trago"

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)"

WINNER: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee, "Close to Me"

Illenium & Jon Bellion, "Good Things Fall Apart"

Kygo x Whitney Houston, "Higher Love"

Marshmello ft. Chvrches, "Here With Me"

Top Christian Song:

Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser, "Raise a Hallelujah"

Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West, "Nobody"

Lauren Daigle, "Rescue"

For King & Country, "God Only Knows"

Kanye West, "Follow God"

Top Gospel Song:

Kirk Franklin, "Love Theory"

Kanye West, "Closed on Sunday"

WINNER: Kanye West, "Follow God"

Kanye West, "On God"

Kanye West, "Selah"