Billboard Music Awards 2021 Nominees, Winners, and Performances

The Weeknd, DaBaby, and Drake are among the leading nominees at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

Drake has topped the Billboard's Top Artists of the 2010s chart and will receive the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

This year's awards show is based on chart data from March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021 with winners based on "key fan interactions with music," including song sales, streaming and social engagement. Check out the full list of Billboard Music Awards nominees and performances below: 

 

 

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Top Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Doja Cat
  • Jack Harlow
  • Pop Smoke
  • Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Dua Lipa
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Post Malone
  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Dua Lipa
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • BTS
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Morgan Wallen
  • The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Ariana Grande
  • SB19
  • Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • Doja Cat
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Doja Cat
  • SZA

Top Rap Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Saweetie

    Top Rock Artist

    • AC/DC
    • AJR
    • Five Finger Death Punch
    • Machine Gun Kelly
    • twenty one pilots

    Top Latin Artist

    • Anuel AA
    • Bad Bunny
    • J Balvin
    • Maluma
    • Ozuna

    Top Latin Male Artist

    • Bad Bunny
    • J Balvin
    • Ozuna

    Top Latin Female Artist

    • Becky G
    • Karol G
    • Rosalía

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist

    • The Chainsmokers
    • Kygo
    • Lady Gaga
    • Marshmello
    • Surf Mesa

      Top Gospel Artist

      • Kirk Franklin
      • Koryn Hawthorne
      • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
      • Maverick City Music
      • Kanye West

      ALBUM AWARDS

      Top Billboard 200 Album

      • Juice WRLD “Legends Never Die”
      • Lil Baby “My Turn”
      • Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”
      • Taylor Swift “folklore”
      • The Weeknd “After Hours”

      Top R&B Album

      • Jhené Aiko “Chilombo”
      • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Slime & B”
      • Doja Cat “Hot Pink”
      • Kehlani “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”
      • The Weeknd “After Hours”

      Top Rap Album

      • DaBaby “Blame It On the Baby”
      • Juice WRLD “Legends Never Die”
      • Lil Baby “My Turn”
      • Lil Uzi Vert “Eternal Atake”
      • Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”

        Top Rock Album

        • AC/DC “Power Up”
        • Miley Cyrus “Plastic Hearts”
        • Glass Animals “Dreamland”
        • Machine Gun Kelly “Tickets to My Downfall”
        • Bruce Springsteen “Letter to You”

        Top Latin Album

        • Anuel AA “Emmanuel”
        • Bad Bunny “El Último Tour Del Mundo”
        • Bad Bunny “Las que no iban a salir”
        • Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”
        • J Balvin “Colores”

        Top Dance/Electronic Album

        • DJ Snake “Carte Blanche”
        • Gryffin “Gravity”
        • Kygo “Golden Hour”
        • Lady Gaga “Chromatica”
        • Kylie Minogue “Disco”

        SONG AWARDS

        Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar

        • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
        • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
        • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
        • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
        • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

        Top Streaming Song

        • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
        • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
        • Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
        • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
        • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

        Top Selling Song

        • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
        • BTS “Dynamite”
        • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
        • Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”
        • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

        Top Radio Song

        • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
        • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
        • Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
        • Harry Styles “Adore You”
        • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

        Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

        • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
        • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
        • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
        • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
        • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”

        Top R&B Song

        • Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R. “B.S.”
        • Justin Bieber ft. Quavo “Intentions”
        • Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
        • Doja Cat “Say So”
        • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

        Top Rap Song

        • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
        • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
        • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
        • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
        • Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”

        Top Rock Song

        • AJR “Bang!”
        • All Time Low ft. blackbear “Monsters”
        • Glass Animals “Heat Waves”
        • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear “my ex’s best friend”
        • twenty one pilots “Level of Concern”

        Top Latin Song

        • Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
        • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti”
        • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
        • Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái”
        • Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers “Caramelo”

        Top Dance/Electronic Song

        • Lady Gaga “Stupid Love”
        • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”
        • SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”
        • Surf Mesa ft. Emilee “ily (i love you baby)”
        • Topic & A7S “Breaking Me”

          Top Gospel Song

          • Koryn Hawthorne “Speak To Me”
          • Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music “Movin’ On”
          • Marvin Sapp “Thank You For It All”
          • Tye Tribbett “We Gon’ Be Alright”
          • Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood”

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