The 2021 Billboard Music Awards were held on Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Nick Jonas. The Weeknd was the big winner of the evening, taking home the night’s biggest prize, Top Artist.
The late Pop Smoke won Top Billboard 200 album for his project Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Pop Smoke’s mother accepted the award on his behalf and paid homage to her son. Machine Gun Kelly won Top Rock Artist. The annual awards show announced a handful of winners before the live event, including The Weeknd winning Top Male Artist and Taylor Swift winning Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. BTS took home Top Duo/Group, Top Song Sales Artist and Top Social Artist. Pop Smoke won Top New Artist and Drake won Top Streaming Songs Artist.
Drake was honored with the Artist of the Decade Award, and Pink with the Icon Award. Pink took the stage and performed a number of her hit songs, including “All I know So Far,” “So What,” “Who Knew,” and “Cover Me in Sunshine” alongside her 9-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart.
Nominees and winners are based on fan interactions with music, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard. A full list of winners can be found on Billboard’s official website.
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