Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, Billboard Music Awards 2018 was a one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza celebrating last year’s biggest and best in music! This year’s show took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, 20 May. The three-hour telecast featured performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations to celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Music Awards.
Ariana Grande opened the show with her new hit single “No Tears Left to Cry.” The show had special moments, catering to audiences of all ages. Perhaps the most memorable was a medley from ICON Award recipient Janet Jackson, who electrified the stage with a performance of some of her biggest hits including “If” and “Nasty.”
The night’s big winners were Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran, receiving six awards apiece. Lamar received Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Sheeran took home Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song.
Next is Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber follow close behind, winning five awards each. Mars took home awards for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song. For “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber won for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Collaboration, Top Selling Song, Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Streaming Song (Video).
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