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First round of Billboard Music Award winners announced: Drake, Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Beyonce & more


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Because there are so many categories for tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, the bulk of the winners will not be announced on the air.  Instead, they were announced earlier today, and so far, Drake is the big winner: he has already won 10 awards of of a possible 22.  If he wins three more trophies on the air tonight, he’ll have broken the all-time record for most BBMA wins in a single evening.


Other big winners so far include Beyonce, who has five, Twenty One Pilots with four and The Chainsmokers with three.

There are plenty more awards to be given out tonight, including Artist of the Year, so tune into the Billboard Music Awards live from Las Vegas starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

The winners so far:

Top Female Artist:

Top Duo/Group:
Twenty One Pilots

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Top Song Sales Artist:

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Twenty One Pilots

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Top Touring Artist:

Top R&B Artist:

Top R&B Tour

Top Rap Artist:

Top Rap Tour

Top Country Tour
Kenny Chesney

Top Rock Artist:
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical

Top R&B Album
Beyoncé Lemonade

Top Rap Album:
Drake Views

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton Traveller

Top Rock Album:
Metallica Hardwired…To Self Destruct

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann One Way

Top Selling Song:
Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Top Radio Song:
Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

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

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Desiigner “Panda”

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 Rap Song:
Desiigner “Panda”

Top Rap Collaboration
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

Top Country Collaboration
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink “Setting The World On Fire”

Top Rock Song:
Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”

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

Top Gospel Song:
Travis Greene “Made A Way”

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