May 20

2018 “Billboard” Music Awards — Complete Winners List

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The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Kelly Clarkson hosted the ceremony, which featured performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello and more.

Many of the winners were announced hours prior to the telecast, with the big awards being revealed during the ceremony itself. Below is a complete list of winners.

2018 Billboard Music Awards winners:

Top Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran — WINNER
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
21 Savage
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid — WINNER
Kodak Black

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Camila Cabello — WINNER
Cardi B
Drake
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Female Artist:
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Halsey
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift — WINNER

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons — WINNER
Migos
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Song Sales Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Bruno Mars
Charlie Puth
Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS — WINNER
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
U2 — WINNER

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER
SZA
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
Bruno Mars — WINNER
The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce
Rihanna
SZA — WINNER

Top R&B Tour:
Bruno Mars — WINNER
Lionel Richie
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
Migos
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Bhad Bhabie
Cardi B — WINNER
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
J. Cole
JAY-Z — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Top Country Male Artist:
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Top Country Female Artist:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris — WINNER

Top Country Duo/Group Artist:
Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons — WINNER
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
U2 — WINNER

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna — WINNER
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers — WINNER
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
ODESZA

Top Christian Artist:
Elevation Worship
Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe — WINNER
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
Travis Greene
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
Tasha Cobbs Leonard — WINNER
Tamela Mann

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER
Post Malone, Stoney
Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide)
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Selling Album:
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, reputation — WINNER

Top Soundtrack:
Black Panther
The Fate of the Furious: The Album
The Greatest Showman
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana –
– WINNER

Top R&B Album:
Khalid, American Teen
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic — WINNER
SZA, CTRL
The Weeknd, Starboy
XXXTentacion, 17

Top Rap Album:
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2
Migos, Culture
Post Malone, Stoney

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s For You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 — WINNER
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Rock Album:
Imagine Dragons, Evolve — WINNER
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Latin Album:
Nicky Jam, Fenix
Christian Nodal, Me Deje Llevar
Ozuna, Odisea — WINNER
Romeo Santos, Golden
Shakira, El Dorado

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii, AV?CI (01)
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open — WINNER
Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Kygo, Stargazing
ODESZA, A Moment Apart

Top Christian Album:
Elevation Worship, There Is A Cloud
Hillsong UNITED, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection — WINNER
MercyMe, Lifer

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way From Sunday
Travis Greene, Crossover: Live From Music City
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit — WINNER
Marvin Sapp, Close

Top Hot 100 Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” — WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour LLIF3”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”
Post Malone ft. Quavo, “Congratulations”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Lil Pump, “Gucci Gang”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Top Selling Song:
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran “Perfect”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Charlie Puth, “Attention”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” — WINNER

Top Collaboration:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top R&B Song:
Childish Gambino, “Redbone”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” — WINNER
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B, “Finesse”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
French Montana ft. Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar” — WINNER

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road” — WINNER
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Believer” — WINNER
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin & Willy William Ft. Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Becky G ft. Bad Bunny, ”Mayores”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” — WINNER
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin ft. Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” — WINNER
Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, “No Promises”
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Ann-Marie, “Rockabye”
Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Top Christian Song:
Elevation Worship, “O Come To The Altar”
Hillsong Worship, “What A Beautiful Name” — WINNER
Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”
MercyMe, “Even If”
Zach Williams, “Old Church Choir”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, “Trust In You”
Travis Greene, “You Waited”
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “You Deserve It” — WINNER
Tamela Mann, “Change Me”
Charlie Wilson, “I’m Blessed”

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May 18

Lee Brice set to serenade Miss USA during Monday’s live competition

ABC/Image Group LA Lee Brice is set to perform during Monday’s 2018 Miss USA competition. The show will air live on Fox from George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, starting at 8 p.m. ET. 

While we don’t know what Lee will sing, he scored his latest top-20 hit with “Boy,” from his self-titled album released last year. 

Vanessa and Nick Lachey will host this year’s Miss USA pageant, with Nick also taking the stage with his band, 98 Degrees

You can check out the contestants and cast your ballot for your favorite online now and during the show. 

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May 18

Ahead of Sunday night’s show, hear the “American Idol” Top 3 finalists’ new singles now

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale airs this Sunday on ABC, but the three remaining contestants have already released the songs that will be their “coronation singles,” should they be crowned the winner on Monday night.

Maddie Poppe’s song “Gone Gone Gone,” is an upbeat, folk-influenced modern pop song that suits her voice well.  It’s somewhat reminiscent of Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips‘ song “Home.”

Caleb Lee Hutchinson’s single “Johnny Cash Heart” is country through and through, and its lyrics refer to the deep love between late country icon Johnny Cash and his beloved wife, June Carter Cash.  “You are my June/June in my Johnny Cash heart,” he sings.

Gabby Barrett’s song “Rivers Deep” is soulful pop with a some gospel thrown in, and shows off her powerful voice.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the other songs the finalists will sing on Sunday night include Caleb doing Johnny Cash’s classic “Folsom Prison Blues,” Gabby singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and Maddie performing “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.

The American Idol finale begins at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and continues Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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May 18

Weather forces Jake Owen to cancel the opening weekend of his Life’s Whatcha Make It tour

Big Loud Life’s whatcha make it, but when you’re playing baseball stadiums, sometimes you get rained out.

That’s the situation Jake Owen finds himself in this weekend, as he’s been forced to postpone the first dates on his Life’s Whatcha Make It tour with Chris Janson and Jordan Davis

“Anyone who had planned for an awesome Fri and Sat night in Chattanooga and Augusta…I’m so sorry we have to reschedule because of the weather,” Jake tweeted around noon on Friday. “Tickets will still be good when we return.. I’m bummed. It was our opening weekend for the tour.”

As of now, the trek — which will mainly play minor league baseball stadiums — is set to resume June 1 in Solomons, Maryland. 

Jake’s latest single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” just broke into country’s top ten. 

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May 18

Watch Midland “Burn Out” in the middle of Billy Bob’s Texas, in their tribute to “Urban Cowboy”

Big Machine RecordsMidland‘s new video for “Burn Out” was filmed in one continuous take, in the center of the dance floor at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark WystrachJess Carson and Cameron Duddy traveled to the venue known as the World’s Largest Honky Tonk to craft their tribute to the iconic 1980 John Travolta movie, Urban Cowboy

Cameron, who’s won MTV Video Music Awards for his work with pop star Bruno Mars, co-directed the clip, along with CMA Video of the Year winner TK McKamy.  

You can check out all the cowboy drama for yourself on YouTube.

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May 18

Kelly Clarkson joins Dan + Shay on their self-titled third album, coming June 22

ABC/Image Group LA The self-titled, third album from Dan + Shay will arrive June 22, featuring their top-ten lead single, “Tequila,” as well as a guest appearance by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly appears on “Keeping Score,” one of eleven cuts on the new project. The duo revealed the details at midnight Friday as they simultaneously dropped the track “Speechless,” which was inspired by seeing their wives for the first time on their respective wedding days last year.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney also released an accompanying music video, made up of footage of their brides Abby Law and Hannah Billingsley, on their special day. You can check it out on YouTube

Here’s the complete track listing for Dan + Shay:

“Alone Together”
“Tequila”
“What Keeps You Up at Night”
“All to Myself”
“Keeping Score” (featuring Kelly Clarkson)
“Make or Break”
“Speechless”
“Stupid Love”
“No Such Thing”
“My Side of the Fence”
“Island Time”

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May 18

Maren Morris will continue to be “The Boundary Pusher” on her new album

ABC/Image Group LA Rolling Stone nicknames Maren Morris “The Boundary Pusher” in the article titled “The New Classics” in the latest issue of the magazine — and the Texas native is inclined to agree.

Now that she’s had a huge pop hit with “The Middle,” the “My Church” hitmaker expects to spread her wings a bit on her sophomore record, which she’s working on now.

“I want to strike a balance of continuing the story but also being a little edgy,” she tells Rolling Stone

Maren also recounts the first time she heard “The Middle,” her smash with DJ/producer Zedd and electronic duo Grey. At the time, she was on vacation in Tulum, Mexico, shortly before November’s CMA Awards. 

“Oh my God, this is a jam,” Maren says, recalling her initial reaction. “I had never felt that kind of energy for a song I didn’t write.”

Maren’s set to perform “The Middle” on Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, along with Zedd and Grey. The show airs live from Las Vegas starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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May 17

Fan Fair lives on as Luke Bryan, Dierks, Dustin and Kelsea book Artist of the Day stops at CMA Fest

Country Music AssociationThe country music gathering that started out as Fan Fair has morphed into CMA Fest, but the spirit of the event that lets you get close to your favorite stars still lives on at Nashville’s Music City Center.

Each day starting at 9:30 a.m. CT, fans can collect autographs at Fan Fair X and see their favorite artists in intimate settings in the air-conditioned comfort of Nashville’s new convention center.  

This year, Dierks Bentley will be the Artist of the Day on Thursday, June 7, with Luke Bryan coming to the CMA Close Up Stage on Friday. The parade of major stars continues on Saturday with Dustin Lynch, while  Kelsea Ballerini will be Sunday’s final Artist of the Day. Each appearance typically includes an in-depth interview and often a stripped-down, acoustic performance as well. 

Tickets for Fan Fair X at Music City Center will run you $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass. You can find out more at CMAFest.com/tickets or via the CMA Fest mobile app.

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May 17

Brothers Osborne to offer “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” on “Late Night”

ABC/Image Group LA This weekend, Brothers Osborne kick off the Mountain High Tour with Dierks Bentley and LANCO, with three stops in the Northeast. On Monday, they’ll stick around that region of the country to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers in New York City. 

On the show, TJ and John Osborne plan to play their ode to the three things they believe in: “Weed, Whiskey and Willie.” You’ll find the tune on the duo’s new album, Port Saint Joe. You can watch for their performance May 21 starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. 

The reigning CMA and ACM Duo of the Year just returned from their first headlining tour of the United Kingdom, selling out all of their shows except one. They’ll head back to the U.K. for another run of shows in November. 

The pair’s latest single, “Shoot Me Straight,” just broke into country’s top 30. 

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May 17

Midland re-visits “Urban Cowboy” in new “Burn Out” video

BMLGMidland is heading back to the Urban Cowboy era in their new video for “Burn Out.” 

“In 1980 one of our favorite movies, Urban Cowboy was released,” the trio tweeted. “On this coming Friday we’re releasing our tribute to that cinematic masterpiece with our music video for ‘Burn Out.'”

“Here’s a [behind-the-scenes] look at the shoot. We hope that we make Bud and Sissy proud,” they added, referencing the characters played by John Travolta and Debra Winger.

In the new video, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth subs for Gilley’s, the legendary honky tonk where much of Urban Cowboy is set.

You can check out the “Burn Out” preview on Midland’s socials now, ahead of the clip’s release Friday.

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