In Entertainment News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, May, 2017

Wizkid Wins 3 Awards At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Nigerian Music star and ‘Come Closer’ crooner, Wizkid, is really winning big at the ongoing 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

 

The singer who set the record as the first Nigerian singer to get 7 Billboard Music Award nominations, has now bagged 3 awards out of those categories, including Top Hot 100 song, Top R&B song and Top R&B Collaboration, and might also be winning the Top Streaming Song (Audio) before the end of the night. Other stars who have won big already include Beyonce and Drake.

 

Here are winners in the categories that have been announced;

 

Top Artist – Adele

 

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The WeekndTop Female Artist

Beyoncé – winner

Adele

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia

 

Top Male Artist

 

Justin Bieber

Drake

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

 

Top New Artist:

 

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn

 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

 

Luke Bryan

The Chainsmokers

Nicki Minaj

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots

 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Drake – winner

Beyoncé

Prince

Twenty One Pilots

The WeekndTop Hot 100 Artist:

Drake – winner

The Chainsmokers

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

 

Top Song Sales Artist:

 

Drake – winner

The Chainsmokers

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

 

Top Radio Songs Artist:

 

Twenty One Pilots – winner

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

 

Drake – winner

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Rihanna

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Twenty One Pilots

 

Top Social Artist:

 

Justin Bieber

BTS

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

 

Top Touring Artist:

 

Beyoncé – winner

Justin Bieber

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

Top R&B Artist:

 

Beyoncé – winner

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

 

Top R&B Tour:

 

Beyoncé – winner

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

 

Top Rap Artist:

 

Drake – winner

J. Cole

Desiigner

Future

Rae Sremmurd

 

Top Rap Tour:

 

Drake – winner

Future

Kanye West

 

Top Country Artist:

 

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason AldeanTop Country Tour:Kenny Chesney – winner

Luke Bryan

Dixie Chicks

 

Top Rock Artist:

 

Twenty One Pilots – winner

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

X Ambassadors

 

Top Rock Tour:

 

Coldplay – winner

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

Top Latin Artist:

 

Juan Gabriel – winner

J Balvin

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

 

The Chainsmokers – winner

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

 

Top Christian Artist:

 

Lauren Daigle – winner

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

 

Top Gospel Artist:

 

Kirk Franklin – winner

Jekalyn Carr

Travis Greene

Tamela Mann

Hezekiah Walker

 

Top Billboard 200 Album:

 

Beyoncé Lemonade

Drake Views

Rihanna Anti

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

The Weeknd Starboy

 

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

 

Hamilton: An American Musical – winner

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Moana

Purple Rain

Suicide Squad: The Album

Trolls

 

Top R&B Album:

 

Beyoncé Lemonade – winner

Bruno Mars 24K Magic

Frank Ocean Blonde

Rihanna Anti

The Weeknd Starboy

 

Top Rap Album:

 

Drake Views – winner

Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

Kevin Gates Islah

DJ Khaled Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

 

Top Country Album:

 

Chris Stapleton Traveller – winner

Jason Aldean They Don’t Know

Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots

Blake Shelton If I’m Honest

Keith Urban Ripcord

 

Top Rock Album:

 

Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – winner

The Lumineers Cleopatra

Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway

Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

 

Top Latin Album:

 

Juan Gabriel Los Dúo 2 – winner

J Balvin Energia

CNCO Primera Cita

Juan Gabriel Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes

Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho Recuerden Mi Estilo

 

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

 

The Chainsmokers Bouquet (EP)

The Chainsmokers Collage (EP)

Flume Skin

Kygo Cloud Nine

Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough – winnerTop Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle How Can It Be – winner

Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing

 

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