Post Malone was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards, winning a whopping nine gongs including top artist.
The BBMAs took place on Wednesday night in a crowdless theatre in Los Angeles, after being postponed from its original date and venue – Las Vegas in May – due to the coronavirus pabdeic.
And while there were no fans to cheer on the winners, we reckon Post Malone is feeling pretty happy with his haul.
The 25-year-old took home the awards for (deep breath) top rap album for Hollywood’s Bleeding, top rap male artist, top rap artist, top rap tour, top streaming songs artist, top Hot 100 artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top male artist, and the coveted top artist.
The Circles star beat out Billie Eilish, the Jonas Brothers, Khalid and Taylor Swift for the prize, and seemed pretty stunned as he accepted his award – armed with a red solo cup, of course.
Post, real name Austin Richard Post, said: ‘I’m honestly blown away by the love that everybody’s shown to me. Honestly, I appreciate more than I could ever express.
‘It’s kind of a big deal for me and everybody involved because we work our asses off, and we just try our best every day.
‘To be able to reach out to people who might not have anybody to turn to and just be able to reach out and show everybody that they’re not alone and music can bring everybody together is absolutely incredible.
‘I just want to say thank you so very much ladies and gentlemen. I’m blown away, I’m floored. Thank you very, very, very much.’
After his speech, host Kelly Clarkson wheeled out a cart holding all nine trophies the rapper had won, and said: ‘I can’t touch you, so I had to wheel them out.’
Post said: ‘Oh my god, that’s pretty badass. We can share.We can do a timeshare on them.
‘Honestly, ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. I have nothing to say besides I’m so grateful.’
Other big winners on the night included Billie Eilish, who was named top new artist and top female artist, as well as getting the award for top Billboard 200 album for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Khalid won the awards for top R&B album for Free Spirit, top R&B tour, top R&B male artist and top R&B artist, and Old Town Road continued to dominate as Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’s song won the gongs for top Hot 100 song, top streaming song, top selling song and top rap song.
Despite there being no crowd, the BBMAs hosted quite the array of performances on the night, with Kelly Clarkson covering Whitney Houston’s version of Higher Love, sia singing Courage To Change and Alicia Keys performing Love Looks Better.
John Legend delivered an emotional performance of Never Break dedicated to his wife Chrissy Teigen, while Demi Lovato urged fans to vote with her politically charged song Commander In Chief.
BTS, Brandy and Ty Dolla $ign and Doja Cat also performed, while En Vogue reunited for a nostalgic performance and Garth Brooks sang a medley of his hits.
Billboard Music Awards 2020 winners
Top Artist: Post Malone
Top New Artist: Billie Eilish
Chart Achievement: Harry Styles
Top Male Artist: Post Malone
Top Female Artist: Billie Eilish
Top Duo/Group: Jonas Brothers
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Post Malone
Top Hot 100 Artist: Post Malone
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Post Malone
Top Song Sales Artist: Lizzo
Top Radio Songs Artist: Jonas Brothers
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top Touring Artist: Pink
Top R&B Artist: Khalid
Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid
Top R&B Female Artist: Summer Walker
Top R&B Tour: Khalid
Top Rap Artist: Post Malone
Top Rap Male Artist: Post Malone
Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B
Top Rap Tour: Post Malone
Top Country Artist: Luke Combs
Top Country Male Artist: Luke Combs
Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay
Top Country Tour: George Strait
Top Rock Artist: Panic! At The Disco
Top Rock Tour: Elton John
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Top Billboard 200 Album: Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Top Soundtrack: Frozen II
Top R&B Album: Khalid – Free Spirit
Top Rap Album: Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
Top Country Album: Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get
Top Rock Album: Tool – Fear Inoculum
Top Latin Album: J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Oasis
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Marshmello – Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set
Top Christian Album: Kanye West – Jesus is King
Top Gospel Album: Kanye West – Jesus is King
Top Hot 100 Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Top Streaming Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Top Selling Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Top Radio Song: Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Top Collaboration: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita
Top R&B Song: Khalid – Talk
Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
Top Country Song: Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Top Rock Song: Panic! At The Disco – Hey Look Ma, I Made It
Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – Con Calma
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee – Close To Me
Top Christian Song: for KING & COUNTRY – God Only Knows
Top Gospel Song: Kanye West – Follow God
Credit: Original article published here.