Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen Sweep Billboard Music Awards; Latin Music Takes Center Stage
Author: Franca Quarneti | November 20, 2023 04:20pm
During the Billboard Music Awards on Nov. 19, Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen emerged as top winners.
Swift bagged 10 awards, making her the most-awarded female artist in Billboard history, tying with Drake for the most wins overall.
Among the Latin artists, Bad Bunny received three awards, including Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Male Artist.
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Karol G received two awards: Top Latin Female Artist and Top Latin Touring Artist. Fuerza Regida also won two awards, including Top Duo/Group and Top Latin Duo/Group. Additionally, Peso Pluma and Eslabon Armado won Top Latin Song for their successful collaboration, "Ella baila sola."
Moreover, the awards acknowledged exceptional albums like Morgan Wallen's "One Thing at a Time," SZA's "SOS," and Bad Bunny's "Un verano sin ti." Likewise, standout singles such as Morgan Wallen's "Last Night," Miley Cyrus' "Flowers," and Taylor Swift's "Anti-Hero" were recognized.
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Here's the complete list of winners:
- Best Artist: Taylor Swift
- Best New Artist: Zach Bryan
- Best Male Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Best Female Artist: Taylor Swift
- Best Duo or Group: Fuerza Regida
- Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
- Top Hot 100 Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Top Hot 100 Songwriter: Taylor Swift
- Top Hot 100 Producer: Joey Moi
- Top Streaming Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Top Radio Song Artist: Taylor Swift
- Top Selling Artist: Taylor Swift
- Billboard Top Global 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
- Top Global United States Artist: Taylor Swift
- Top R&B Artist: SZA
- Top Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd
- Top Female R&B Artist: SZA
- Top R&B Touring Artist: Beyoncé
- Best Rap Artist: Drake
- Best Male Rap Artist: Drake
- Best Female Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj
- Best Rap Artist Tour: 50 Cent
- Best Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Best Male Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
- Best Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
- Best Country Duo or Group: Zac Brown Band
- Best Country Tour: Morgan Wallen
- Best Rock Artist: Zach Bryan
- Best Rock Duo or Group: Arctic Monkeys
- Best Rock Tour: Coldplay
- Best Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
- Best Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny
- Best Latin Female Artist: Karol G
- Best Latin Duo or Group: Fuerza Regida
- Best Latin Tour: Karol G
- Best K-Pop Global Artist: NewJeans
- Best K-Pop Tour: BLACKPINK
- Best Afrobeat Artist: Burna Boy
- Best Dance/Electronic Artist: Beyoncé
- Best Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle
- Best Gospel Artist: Kanye West
- Top Billboard 200 Album: Morgan Wallen, "One Thing at a Time"
- Best Soundtrack: "Barbie: The Album"
- Best R&B Album: SZA, "SOS"
- Best Rap Album: Drake & 21 Savage, "Her Loss"
- Best Country Album: Morgan Wallen, "One Thing at a Time"
- Best Rock Album: Zach Bryan, "American Heartbreak"
- Best Latin Album: Bad Bunny, "Un verano sin ti"
- Best K-Pop Album: Stray Kids, "5-STAR"
- Best Dance/Electronic Album: Beyoncé, "RENAISSANCE"
- Best Christian Album: Anne Wilson, "My Jesus"
- Best Gospel Album: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, "Kingdom Book One"
- Top Hot 100 Songs: Morgan Wallen, "Last Night"
- Best Streaming Song: Morgan Wallen, "Last Night"
- Best Radio Song: Miley Cyrus, "Flowers"
- Top Selling Song: Taylor Swift, "Anti-Hero"
- Best Collaboration: Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, "Creepin'"
- Top Billboard 200 Song: Miley Cyrus, "Flowers"
- Top Billboard Global: Miley Cyrus, "Flowers"
- Best R&B Song: SZA, "Kill Bill"
- Best Rap Song: Drake & 21 Savage, "Rich Flex"
- Best Country Song: Morgan Wallen, "Last Night"
- Best Rock Song: Zach Bryan, "Something in the Orange"
- Peso Pluma won for Best Latin Song at the Billboards. Photo: AFP
- Best Latin Song: Eslabon Armado x Peso Pluma, "Ella baila sola"
- Best K-Pop Song: Jungkook ft. Latto, "Seven"
- Best Afrobeat Song: Rema & Selena Gomez, "Calm Down"
- Best Dance/Electronic Song: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, "I'm Good (Blue)"
- Best Christian Song: Brandon Lake, "Gratitude"
- Best Gospel Song: CeCe Winans, "Goodness of God"
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