Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar reign at Billboard Music Awards

Ed Sheeran (left) and Kendrick Lamar are among the winners at the ongoing 2018 Billboard Music Awards. PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS

LAS VEGAS - Pop crooner Ed Sheeran, rapper Kendrick Lamar and funk maestro Bruno Mars were among the top winners at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (May 21 morning, Singapore time).

Among the performers ramping up the wow factor at the event hosted by Kelly Clarkson were Korean boyband BTS.

Their slick dance moves in performing their new single Fake Love drew a rapturous response from the audience.

Here is the list of winners:

Top artist: Ed Sheeran

Top male artist: Ed Sheeran

Top new artist: Khalid

Top female artist: Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 artist: Drake

Top touring artist - U2

Top R&B artist - Bruno Mars

Top duo/group - Imagine Dragons

Top streaming songs artist - Kendrick Lamar

Top radio songs artist - Ed Sheeran

Top rap artist - Kendrick Lamar

Top country artist - Chris Stapleton

Top Billboard 200 album - Damn. (Kendrick Lamar)

Top selling song: Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber)

Top radio song: Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)

Top social artist: BTS

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