Billboard Awards 2021: The Weeknd & Megan Thee Stallion Win Big As Off-Air Winners List Is Unveiled

Published: Sunday 23rd May 2021 by Sam

With just hours to go before the Billboard Music Awards 2021 kick-off, organizers for the ceremony have lifted the lid on the winners list for the untelevised categories.

The Weeknd leads with a whopping seven wins, while the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Lady Gaga, BTS, and the late Pop Smoke also won big.

Given the nature of how wins are tabulated (see: using chart data), the list also sees embattled Country music star Morgan Wallen take home awards. As a result, a formal statement accompanied the early tally of winners.

All awaits below…


Top New Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
Top Song Sales Artist: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted): BTS
Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat
Top Rap Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Rap Male Artist: Pop Smoke
Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Top Country Artist: Morgan Wallen*
Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen*
Top Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Top Latin Male Artist [NEW CATEGORY]: Bad Bunny
Top Latin Female Artist [NEW CATEGORY]: Karol G
Top Latin Duo/Group [NEW CATEGORY]: Eslabón Armado
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship
Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West


Top R&B Album: The Weeknd “After Hours”
Top Rap Album: Pop Smoke “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”
Top Country Album: Morgan Wallen “Dangerous: The Double Album”*
Top Rock Album: Machine Gun Kelly “Tickets to My Downfall”
Top Latin Album: Bad Bunny “YHLQMDLG”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga “Chromatica”
Top Christian Album: Carrie Underwood “My Gift”
Top Gospel Album: Maverick City Music “Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1”


Top Streaming Song: DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
Top Radio Song: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”
Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted): Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”
Top Country Song: Gabby Barrett “I Hope”
Top Rock Song: AJR “Bang!”
Top Latin Song: Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”
Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake “Graves Into Gardens”
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood”


As relates to Morgan Wallen’s wins, a statement on behalf of dick clark productions read:

“Morgan Wallen is a finalist this year based on charting. As his recent conduct does not align with our core values, we will not be including him on the show in any capacity (performing, presenting, accepting).

It is heartening and encouraging to hear that Morgan is taking steps in his anti-racist journey and starting to do some meaningful work. We plan to evaluate his progress and will consider his participation in future shows.”


The BBMAs 2021 air tonight (May 23) live from LA’s Microsoft Theater at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on NBC

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  1. King+of+Kingz May 23, 2021

    Why is Megan in the headline & not Pop Smoke when she’s only won 1 award & Pop had won several ?

    • RihAriNajCat May 23, 2021

      Click bait 🥴🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Chase May 23, 2021

      Exactly! She only won one award and they are putting her in the headline as winning big with The Weeknd. Make it make sense.

    • akathexfactor May 24, 2021


  2. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 May 23, 2021

    Congrats to The Weeknd, this is surely his night 🍾 🥳 And congrats to all the early winners 💯

  3. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 May 23, 2021

    Congrats to Morgan Wallen, this is surely his night 🍾 🥳 💯

    • J May 23, 2021

      It’s the schizophrenia for me 🥴🥴

    • Shayla Queen 👑 May 23, 2021

      Yaaaaaaaas! 🎉

  4. Shayla Queen 👑 May 23, 2021

    Congrats to Morgan Wallen! And Lord have mercy, he is NOT racist. Ugh

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