2016 Billboard Music Awards – Official Winners’ List

And that’s a wrap for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards!

The must-watch award show was filled with show-stopping musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today’s hottest artists.

The Weeknd was the night’s big winner, taking home eight awards including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top R&B Song.  That is the most of any male artist in a single night since the show was revived by ABC in 2011.

Adele was also a big winner, taking home five awards including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Selling Song. Rihanna won the fan voted award of the evening, The “Billboard Chart Achievement Award.”

Other nominees for the fan-voted award included Adele, Drake, Little Big Town and The Weeknd. Other multiple winners of the evening included Kirk Franklin (3), Justin Bieber (2), Wiz Khalifa (2), Charlie Puth (2), twenty one pilots (2), Hillsong UNITED (2) and WALK THE MOON (2).

Check out the full winners’ list below.


Adele – WINNER
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap – WINNER
Charlie Puth
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction – WINNER
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Song Sales Artist:
Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Rap Artist:
Drake – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots – WINNER
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
Romeo Santos – WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta – WINNER
Major Lazer

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin – WINNER
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp


Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele “25” – WINNER
Justin Bieber “Purpose”
Ed Sheeran “x”
Taylor Swift “1989”
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”

Top Soundtrack:
“Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1”
“Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Furious 7”
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1”
“Pitch Perfect 2” – WINNER

Top R&B Album
Chris Brown “Royalty”
Rihanna “Anti”
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”
Tyrese “Black Rose”
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness” – WINNER

Top Rap Album:
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
Dr. Dre “Compton
Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly”
Meek Mill “Dreams Worth More Than Money” – WINNER

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton “Traveller” – WINNER
Luke Bryan “Kill The Lights”
Sam Hunt “Montevallo”
Zac Brown Band “Jekyll + Hyde”
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color”
David Bowie “Blackstar”
Coldplay “A Head Full Of Dreams”
Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind”
twenty one pilots “Blurryface” – WINNER

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel “Los Dúo” – WINNER
Juan Gabriel “Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
Maná “Cama Incendiada”
Gerardo Ortiz “Hoy Más Fuerte”
Romeo Santos “Formula, Vol. 2”

Top Dance/Electronic Album
David Guetta “Listen”
Major Lazer “Peace Is The Mission”
ODESZA “In Return”
Skrillex & Diplo “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü”
Zedd “True Colors” – WINNER

Top Christian Album:
Lauren Daigle “How Can It Be” – WINNER
Hillsong UNITED “Empires”
Joey + Rory “Hymns That Are Important To Us”
TobyMac “This Is Not A Test”
Chris Tomlin “Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship”

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Everyday Jesus”
Tasha Cobbs “One Place Live”
Kirk Franklin “Losing My Religion” – WINNER
Jonathan McReynolds “Life Music: Stage Two”
Marvin Sapp “You Shall Live”


Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele “Hello”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again” – WINNER
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Selling Song:
Adele “Hello” – WINNER
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
OMI “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten “Fight Song”
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance” – WINNER
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd “The Hills” – WINNER
Drake “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó “Watch Me” – WINNER
The Weeknd “The Hills”

Top R&B Song:
Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko “Post To Be”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd “The Hills” – WINNER

Top Rap Song:
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap “679” feat. Remy Boyz
Silentó “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth “See You Again” – WINNER

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man” – WINNER
Chris Young “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman”
Elle King “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
WALK THE MOON “Shut Up And Dance” – WINNER
X Ambassadors “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Perdón” – WINNER
Maluma “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ “Lean On” – WINNER
Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:
Hillsong UNITED “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – WINNER
Hillsong UNITED “Touch The Sky”
MercyMe “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw “Brother”
Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin “Wanna Be Happy?” – WINNER
Travis Greene “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson “Worth Fighting For”

Fan Voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Little Big Town
Rihanna – WINNER
The Weeknd


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Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.