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Billboard Music AwardsWhen:  Sunday, November 19, 2023

Where: Live from various global venues airing online across Billboard’s social media platforms and at Billboard.com

It was another star-studded ceremony when the 2023 Billboard Music Awards airs live online on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

New in 2023, the award show moved from its traditional airing in May to a late fall broadcast. The Billboard Music Awards also shook things up this year as it left network TV to air online across Billboard’s social media platforms and at Billboard.com

2023 BMA nominees (also see all the night's WINNERS,below) had Taylor Swift leading the pack at a whopping 20 nominations followed by Morgan Wallen and SZA with 17 entries each; The Weeknd with 16, Drake and Zach Bryan with 14, and Luke Combs with 10.



Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen and SZA led the pack at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.


Other top nominees this year included 21 Savage, Metro Boomin and Miley Cyrus with nine nominations each, followed by Beyoncé and Rema with seven, Bad Bunny and Peso Pluma with six, and Ariana Grande, David Guetta, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, NewJeans and Selena Gomez with five nods each.

The starting lineup of performers on awards night included an appearance by Peso Pluma together with boxing legend Mike Tyson -- joined with performances by Karol G, NewJeans, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and K-pop group Stray Kids. BMA nominee Morgan Wallen performed live from Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

"The Queen of Christmas", Mariah Carey, also took to the stage for a festive performance of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” The song earned Mariah Carey this year's Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the holiday classic which has climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 every year since 2019

Just up ahead, check out what else is new this year, including BMA fun facts and trivia and the complete list of WINNERS at this year's 2023 Billboard Music Awards.


2023 Billboard Music Awards' new format

Watch for big changes this year in the Billboard Music Awards show format which will use online streaming exclusively to deliver accept speeches and performances from around the planet!

Billboard’s web sites and social channels will be the key to watching this year's presentation, while the show can be watched in full at bbmas.watch online with no television presence for the first time ever.

Also new this year? Billboard teamed up with Spotify to find the most loyal fans who have helped their favorite artists top Billboard charts by listening to their music. Those fans will be receiving a golden ticket that allows them to attend the performance of their favorite artist that will stream during the awards ceremony.




 

All about the Billboard Music Awards

What sets the BMAs apart from most award shows?

Based on Nielsen data for sales, downloads and airplay, the Billboard Music Awards recognize that fans vote with their pocketbook. Therefore, it's only the most popular recording and touring artists of the year who earn their place on an annual roster of top nominees and winners.


DID YOU KNOW? Billboard Music Awards fun facts & trivia

Billboard Music Awards top winners
Top BMA winners of all time.

• Among the top winners at the BMA's, Drake leads the pack with 34, followed by Taylor Swift with pack with 29 awards -- followed by Garth Brooks with 19, Usher and Adele both with 18, Whitney Houston with 16, and Justin Bieber with 15.

• The very first Billboard Awards aired in 1989 when Michael Jackson won for Album of The Year for "Bad" and Janet Jackson Video Of The Year for "Miss You Much".

• The Billboard Millennium Award has only been awarded to three people: Beyonce Knowles (2011), Whitney Houston (posthumously, in 2012) and Britney Spears (2016).

• The only two artists to win the Spotlight Award (for five consecutive number ones singles from one album) has been Michael Jackson for "Bad" (1988) and Katy Perry for "Teenage Dream" (2012).

• The only two artists who can boast multiple wins for Top Male Artist is Eminem (2010 and 2011) and Justin Bieber (2013 and 2016).

• Canadian rapper Drake holds the record for most career wins at the Billboard Music Awards with a total of 27, followed by Taylor Swift with 23 wins.

Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com.


also see -> Billboard Latin Music Awards


2023 Billboard Music Awards Nominee
s & WINNERS

TOP ARTIST
Luke Combs
Drake
WINNER: Taylor Swift
SZA
Morgan Wallen

TOP NEW ARTIST
WINNER: Zach Bryan
Ice Spice
Jelly Roll
Peso Pluma
Bailey Zimmerman

TOP MALE ARTIST
Zach Bryan
Luke Combs
Drake
WINNER: Morgan Wallen
The Weeknd

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Beyoncé
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
WINNER: Taylor Swift
SZA

TOP DUO/GROUP
Eslabon Armado
Fifty Fifty
WINNER: Fuerza Regida
Grupo Frontera
Metallica

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Luke Combs
Drake
Taylor Swift
SZA
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

TOP HOT 100 PRODUCER
Jack Antonoff
Zach Bryan
WINNER: Joey Moi
Metro Boomin
Taylor Swift

TOP R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
Rihanna
WINNER: SZA
The Weeknd

TOP R&B MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
Miguel
WINNER: The Weeknd

TOP R&B FEMALE ARTIST
Beyoncé
Rihanna
WINNER: SZA

TOP R&B TOURING ARTIST
WINNER: Beyoncé

Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

TOP RAP ARTIST
21 Savage
WINNER: Drake
Lil Baby
Metro Boomin
Travis Scott

TOP RAP MALE ARTIST
21 Savage
WINNER: Drake
Travis Scott

TOP RAP FEMALE ARTIST
Doja Cat
Ice Spice
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

TOP RAP TOURING ARTIST
50 Cent
Drake
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Zach Bryan
Luke Combs
Taylor Swift
WINNER: Morgan Wallen
Bailey Zimmerman

TOP COUNTRY MALE ARTIST
Zach Bryan
Luke Combs
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

TOP COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST
Megan Moroney
Taylor Swift
Lainey Wilson

TOP COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
Old Dominion
Parmalee
WINNER: Zac Brown Band

TOP COUNTRY TOURING ARTIST
Luke Combs
George Strait
WINNER: Morgan Wallen

TOP ROCK ARTIST
WINNER: Zach Bryan
Jelly Roll
Noah Kahan
Steve Lacy
Stephen Sanchez

TOP ROCK DUO/GROUP
WINNER: Arctic Monkeys

Foo Fighters
Metallica

TOP ROCK TOURING ARTIST
WINNER: Coldplay

Depeche Mode
Elton John

TOP LATIN ARTIST
Eslabon Armado
WINNER: Bad Bunny
Karol G
Peso Pluma
Fuerza Regida

TOP LATIN MALE ARTIST
Rauw Alejandro
WINNER: Bad Bunny
Peso Pluma

TOP LATIN FEMALE ARTIST
WINNER: Karol G
Rosalía
Shakira

TOP LATIN DUO/GROUP
Eslabon Armado
WINNER: Fuerza Regida
Grupo Frontera

TOP LATIN TOURING ARTIST
Daddy Yankee
WINNER: Karol G
RBD

TOP GLOBAL K-POP ARTIST
Jimin
WINNER: NewJeans
Stray Kids
Tomorrow X Together
Twice

TOP K-POP TOURING ARTIST
WINNER: Blackpink

Suga
Twice

TOP AFROBEATS ARTIST
WINNER: Burna Boy

Libianca
Rema
Tems
Wizkid

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
WINNER: Beyoncé

Drake
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Tiësto

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
WINNER: Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Brandon Lake
Phil Wickham

TOP GOSPEL ARTIST
Elevation Worship
Maverick City Music
Kirk Franklin
WINNER: Kanye West
CeCe Winans

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Drake and 21 Savage – Her Loss
Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains
Taylor Swift – Midnights
SZA – SOS
WINNER: Morgan Wallen – One Thing at a Time

TOP SOUNDTRACK
WINNER: Barbie the Album

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Elvis
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Top Gun: Maverick

TOP R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé – Renaissance
Brent Faiyaz – Wasteland
Drake – Honestly, Nevermind
Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights
WINNER: SZA – SOS

TOP RAP ALBUM
WINNER: Drake and 21 Savage – Her Loss
Future – I Never Liked You
Lil Baby – It’s Only Me
Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains
Travis Scott – Utopia

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Zach Bryan – American Heartbreak
Luke Combs – Gettin’ Old
Luke Combs – Growin’ Up
Taylor Swift – Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
WINNER: Morgan Wallen – One Thing at a Time

TOP ROCK ALBUM
WINNER: Zach Bryan – American Heartbreak
Hardy – The Mockingbird & the Crow
Jelly Roll – Whitsitt Chapel
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Eslabon Armado – Desvelado
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Iván Cornejo – Dañado
Karol G – Mañana Será Bonito
Peso Pluma – Génesis

TOP K-POP ALBUM
Jimin – Face
NewJeans – Get Up
WINNER: Stray Kids – 5-Star
Tomorrow X Together – The Name Chapter: Temptation
Twice – Ready to Be

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
WINNER: Beyoncé – Renaissance

Drake – Honestly, Nevermind
Illenium – Illenium
Kim Petras – Feed The Beast
Tiësto – Drive

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Cain – Rise Up
Lauren Daigle – Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship – Lion
Brandon Lake – House of Miracles
WINNER: Anne Wilson – My Jesus

TOP GOSPEL ALBUM
Zacardi Cortez – Imprint (Live in Memphis)
Whitney Houston – I Go to the Rock: The Gospel Music of Whitney Houston
WINNER: Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin – Kingdom Book One
Jonathan McReynolds – My Truth
Tye Tribbett – All Things New

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage – “Creepin'”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
WINNER: Morgan Wallen – “Last Night”

TOP STREAMING SONG
Zach Bryan – “Something in the Orange”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
WINNER: Morgan Wallen – “Last Night”

TOP RADIO SONG
WINNER: Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage – “Creepin'”
Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Die for You”

TOP SELLING SONG
Jason Aldean – “Try That in a Small Town”
Oliver Anthony Music – “Rich Men North of Richmond”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Jimin – “Like Crazy”
WINNER: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

TOP COLLABORATION
David Guetta and Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
WINNER: Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage – “Creepin'”
Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Sam Smith and Kim Petras – “Unholy”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Die for You”

TOP BILLBOARD 200 GLOBAL SONG
WINNER: Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Die for You”

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL (EXCL. U.S.) SONG
WINNER: Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
David Guetta and Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Die for You”

TOP R&B SONG
Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage – “Creepin'”
Miguel – “Sure Thing”
WINNER: SZA – “Kill Bill”
SZA – “Snooze”
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande – “Die for You”

TOP RAP SONG
Coi Leray – “Players”
WINNER: Drake and 21 Savage – “Rich Flex”
Gunna – “FukUMean”
Lil Durk featuring J. Cole – “All My Life”
Toosii – “Favorite Song”

TOP COUNTRY SONG
Zach Bryan – “Something in the Orange”
Luke Combs – “Fast Car”
WINNER: Morgan Wallen – “Last Night”
Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”
Bailey Zimmerman – “Rock and a Hard Place”

TOP ROCK SONG
Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves – “I Remember Everything”
WINNER: Zach Bryan – “Something in the Orange”
Jelly Roll – “Need a Favor”
Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”
Stephen Sanchez – “Until I Found You”

TOP LATIN SONG
WINNER: Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma – “Ella Baila Sola”
Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera – “Bebe Dame”
Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny – “Un x100to”
Karol G and Shakira – “TQG”
Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma – “La Bebé”

TOP GLOBAL K-POP SONG
Fifty Fifty – “Cupid”
Jimin – “Like Crazy”
WINNER: Jungkook featuring Latto – “Seven”
NewJeans – “Ditto”
NewJeans – “OMG”

TOP AFROBEATS SONG
Ayra Starr – “Rush”
Libianca – “People”
Oxlade – “Ku Lo Sa”
WINNER: Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Victony, Rema and Tempoe featuring Don Toliver – “Soweto”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
Bizarrap and Shakira – “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”
David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray – “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”
WINNER: David Guetta and Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
Elton John and Britney Spears – “Hold Me Closer”
Tiësto featuring Tate McRae – “10:35”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Lauren Daigle – “Thank God I Do”
For King & Country and Jordin Sparks – “Love Me Like I Am”
WINNER: Brandon Lake – “Gratitude”
Chris Tomlin – “Holy Forever”
Phil Wickham – “This Is Our God”

TOP GOSPEL SONG
Zacardi Cortez – “Lord Do It For Me (Live in Memphis)”
Crowder and Dante Bowe featuring Maverick City Music – “God Really Loves Us”
Elevation Worship featuring Chandler Moore and Tiffany Hudson – “More Than Able”
Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin featuring Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore – “Fear Is Not My Future”
WINNER: CeCe Winans – “Goodness of God”



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2023 Billboard Music Awards - The official site of the award hosts including headline music news, tour dates of favorite artists, album reviews, pop music history, video clips, and related features including the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard Music Awards - Wikipedia entry with a history of the BMA's, list of major winners dating back to 1992, and related resources.

 

 
 

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