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Recap of the Billboard Music Awards 2017

May 23rd, 2017     Posted By

Here is a recap list of winners that swept the board from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards that were held Sunday May 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drake did the 6ix proud as he was the biggest winner at the Billboard Music Awards this year. Drake took home 13 awards, beating Adele’s record of 12 awards. Making him the artist with the most awards ever won in a single year.

The Chainsmokers pictured on The Red Carpet. 

Top Artist: Drake 

Top New Artist: Zayn

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity: Twenty One Pilots

Top Male Artist: Drake

Top Female Artist: Beyonce

Top Duo/Group: Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake

Top Hot 100 Artist: Drake

Top Song Sales Artist: Drake

Top Radio Songs Artist: Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake

Top Social Artist: BTS

Top Touring Artist: Beyonce

Top R&B Artist: Beyonce

Top R&B Tour: Beyonce

Top Rap Artist: Drake

Top Rap Tour: Drake

Top Country Artist: Blake Shelton

Top Country Tour: Kenny Chesney

Top Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour: Coldplay

Top Latin Artist: Juan Gabriel 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers

Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, Views

Top R&B Album: Beyonce, Lemonade

Top Rap Album: Drake, Views

Top Streaming Song ( Audio ): Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Top Collaboration: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

Top R&B Song: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Top R&B Collaboration: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Top Rock Song: Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

Recording artists Nicki Minaj and Drake.

These Artists are the Top Board Clearing from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Award shows like this have a bad rap as many fans say it’s a popularity contest, however they’re based on key fan interactions with music. Including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement.

The measurements are tracked year round by Billboard, Nielson Music and Next Big Sound this year the tracked dates were from March 18th, 2016 to March 16th, 2017.


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