DRAKE BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS WINS OF ALL TIME!
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR TAKES HOME 12 AWARDS TONIGHT, INCLUDING TOP ARTIST, BRINGING HIS ALL-TIME TOTAL TO 27
Other Top Winners Include Cardi B with Six, Maroon 5 with Four and Ella Mai, Ozuna, Luke Combs and Lauren Daigle each with Thre
Show Highlights Included World Premiere Performances of
Taylor Swift’s “ME!” with Brendon Urie, Madonna’s Boundary-Breaking Augmented Reality Performance with Maluma for “Medellín” and BTS’ “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey
2019 BBMA ICON Award Recipient Mariah Carey and BBMA Throwback Performer Paula Abdul Each Took the Stage for Epic Medleys of Their Greatest Hits
LAS VEGAS (May 1, 2019) – Shattering the previous record of most all-time Billboard Music Awards wins, Drake took home 12 awards tonight, including Top Artist – the most of the evening, bringing his total to 27, now the most of any artist ever! Airing this evening from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, the “2019 Billboard Music Awards” opened with a spectacular world premiere performance by global superstar Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, followed by a show-stopping medley of today’s biggest hits from show host, Kelly Clarkson. The night was full of legendary, nostalgic, and never-before-seen performances, celebrating this year’s biggest and best in music!
Cardi B followed Drake for most wins of the night, including Top Rap Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Rap Song. Her “Girls Like You” collaborators, Maroon 5, took home four awards including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, and Top Collaboration.
Other multi-category winners include: Ella Mai (Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top R&B Song), Ozuna (Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album, Top Latin Song), Luke Combs (Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist, Top Country Album), Bad Bunny (Top Rap Song, Top Latin Song), Panic! At the Disco (Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song), Beyoncé (Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour), Jay-Z (Top R&B Tour, Top Rap Tour), BTS (Top Duo/Group, Top Social Artist), and The Chainsmokers (Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album).
Lauren Daigle was the only artist to sweep every category she was nominated for, which included Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Christian Song.
The two fan-voted award winners were BTS for Top Social Artist and Ariana Grande for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.
The show had jaw dropping moments from beginning to end, starting with Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s grand opening of the show, with their new smash hit, “Me!” in an explosion of color, which included a drum line, aerialists and flying umbrellas. Returning host, Kelly Clarkson, then gave a hilarious opening monologue, filled with special surprise guests and of course a song or two.
Perhaps the most memorable was Madonna’s breathtaking performance with Maluma of their new song “Medellin,” with augmented reality technology.