The 2021 Billboard Music Awards held live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23, honouring winners based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data.”
For this year, the awards, hosted by Nick Jonas are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020, through April 3, 2021. The top social artist (BTS) and top collaboration (“I Hope” by Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth) categories were fan-voted.
The Weeknd emerged biggest winners for the night, taking home ten awards including Top Artist, Top 100 Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, while his single “Blinding Lights” won for Top Radio Song, Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar and Top R&B Song.
Other winners for the night include Drake who received the Top Streaming Songs Artist and Artist of the Decade awards, Taylor Swift for the Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist awards, Pop Smoke who won the Top New Artist award (among others), Lady Gaga, Meghan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny and many more.
See the full list of winners: