By Creative Media Times
Ed Sheera, Kendrick Lamar lead winner’s list at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also winning big were Taylor Swift, Khalid and Bruno Mars.
Heading into the night, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran led the nominations in 15 categories each. The two competed for Top Male Artist which the “Shape of You” went on to win.
Before the show started, Kelly Clarkson addressed the recent tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Clarkson, who is from Texas, was clearly moved by the tragedy and urged for action. “We need to do better,” Clarkson said during her heart-felt intro.
The ceremonies aired live on NBC and features performances by Shawn Mendes, Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato and more.
Janet Jackson received the 2018 Billboard Music Icon Award and also gave a career-spanning performance, marking her first television performance in nine years.
Check out a partial list of winners below. To see the full list, head over to Billboard.com:
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
Top New Artist:
Billboard Chart Achievement Award:
Top Male Artist:
Top Female Artist: