Ye, Doja Cat and Drake win big at the Billboard Music Awards

16 May 2022
Drake extended his record as the most awarded artist in the history of the award show, while Doja Cat proved she's a force at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. See the list of winners and the hottest moments from the show!
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Drake's winning streak is now slowing down. The Canadian rapper's record as the most decorated artist in the history of the Billboard Music Awards got an extra boost at the show on Sunday, where he added top artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male artist and rap album to his impressive collection. The wins were for his highly hyped album "Certified Lover Boy." This brings the total number of his awards to 34, five more than Taylor Swift's 29 gongs.

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Doja Cat's explosive year also continued earning her the flowers she so deserves. She was named top R&B artist and R&B female artist for the second consecutive year, as well as top R&B album and female artist. Olivia Rodrigo's clout spills into 2022 as she walked away with seven awards, the most out of every artist for the night. Ye walked away with six awards, most which saw him claiming new victories within the gospel genre. 

Queen of Hip Hop and Soul Mary J. Blige was honoured for her indelible contributions to music with the Icon Award. Fittingly, the award was presented by Janet Jackson as the 'Family Affair' legend was accompanied by Diddy to accept the tribute. 

Here is the full list of winners: 


Top Artist: Drake 

Top New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Male Artist: Drake

Top Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Duo/Group: BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Song Sales Artist: BTS

Top Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo 

Top Billboard Global (excl. U.S.) Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour) 

Top R&B Artist: Doja Cat

Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat

Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Top Rap Artist: Drake

Top Rap Male Artist: Drake

Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift 

Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Top Rock Artist: Glass Animals

Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Latin Female Artist: Kali Uchis

Top Latin Duo/Group: Eslabon Armado

Top Latin Tour: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist: Ye

Top Gospel Artist: Ye


Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo “Sour”

Top Soundtrack: “Encanto” 

Top R&B Album: Doja Cat “Planet Her”

Top Rap Album: Drake “Certified Lover Boy”

Top Country Album: Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Top Rock Album: twenty one pilots “Scaled And Icy”

Top Latin Album: Karol G “KG0516”

Top Dance/Electronic Album: ILLENIUM “Fallen Embers”

Top Christian Album: Ye “Donda”

Top Gospel Album: Ye “Donda”


Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Top Streaming Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Top Selling Song: BTS “Butter”

Top Radio Song: Dua Lipa “Levitating”

Top Collaboration: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Top Billboard Global 200 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY” 

Top Billboard Global (excl. U.S) Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber “STAY”

Top Viral Song: Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More”

Top R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) “Leave The Door Open”

Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow “INDUSTRY BABY”

Top Country Song: Walker Hayes “Fancy Like”

Top Rock Song: Måneskin “Beggin’”

Top Latin Song: Kali Uchis “telepatía”

Top Dance/Electronic Song: Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart - PNAU Remix”

Top Christian Song: Ye “Hurricane”

Top Gospel Song: Ye “Hurricane”

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