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Thursday, Oct 15, 2020
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: In this image released on October 14, Lizzo accepts the Top Song Sales Artist Award onstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kevin Winter/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)


The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were in full swing last night! Kelly Clarkson, the host for the third year, kicked off the show with a powerful cover of Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love”, setting the tone for an unbelievable night of music. Heading into the BBMA’s with 16 nods, Post Malone snagged 9 of them including Artist of the Year. Khalid came in second with five wins, and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus trailed with 4 awards each. But in addition to those wins, some of the night’s most powerful moments included political statements, emotional tributes, some musical theater, and a little bit of nostalgia.


While accepting the award for top song sales artist, Lizzo used her platform to speak out against voter suppression and the importance of making your voice heard.

“Let me tell y’all something. When people try to suppress something it’s normally because that thing holds power. They’re afraid of your power,” Lizzo said. “There’s power in who you are. There’s power in your voice. So whether it’s through music or protest or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed.”

Just a couple of weeks after losing their unborn child, John Legend delivered an emotional tribute to his wife Chrissy Teigen while performing a solo of “Never Break”.

Doja Cat served up musical theater in a classic Burlesque-style performance of “Juicy”, “Say So”, and “Like That”.

Garth Brooks, who was awarded this year’s 2020 Icon Award, took us down memory lane with a classic performance of Friends In Low Places, while ’90s R&B group EnVogue closed out the show with their iconic hit “Free Your Mind”. 



Below is a full list of the winners, and tune in to Dish Nation to see our hosts’ favorite moments!

Artist awards:

Top Artist: Post Malone

Top New Artist: Billie Eilish

Billboard Chart Achievement: Harry Styles

Top Male Artist: Post Malone

Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish

Top Duo/Group: Jonas Brothers

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Post Malone

Top Hot 100 Artist: Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Post Malone

Top Song Sales Artist: Lizzo

Top Radio Songs Artist: Jonas Brothers

Top Social Artist: BTS

Top Touring Artist: Pink

Top R&B Artist: Khalid

Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid

Top R&B Female Artist: Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour: Khalid

Top Rap Artist: Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist: Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B

Top Rap Tour: Post Malone

Top Country Artist: Luke Combs

Top Country Male Artist: Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour: George Strait

Top Rock Artist: Panic! at the Disco

Top Rock Tour: Elton John

Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle

Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West

Album awards:


Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

Top Soundtrack: “Frozen II”

Top R&B Album: Khalid “Free Spirit”

Top Rap Album: Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Top Country Album: Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”

Top Rock Album: Tool “Fear Inoculum”

Top Latin Album: J Balvi & Bad Bunny “Oasis”

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”

Top Christian Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album: Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Song awards:


Top Hot 100 Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Streaming Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Selling Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Radio Song: Jonas Brothers “Sucker”

Top Collaboration: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top R&B Song: Khalid “Talk”

Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”

Top Rock Song: Panic! at The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”

Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”

Top Dance/Electronic Song: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”

Top Christian Song: For King & Country “God Only Knows”

Top Gospel Song: Kanye West “Follow God”

Other awards:


Icon Award: Garth Brooks

Change Maker Award: Killer Mike


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