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Ed Sheeran was named Top Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, despite not being able to attend the ceremony in person. Sheeran accepted the award via a videotaped message and ended the night with six wins in all. He also sang “Galway Girl” via a taped performance in Dublin, Ireland. Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee also took home five awards each, while Taylor Swift was on hand to accept the awards for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album for Reputation. Janet Jackson also became the first black female artist to be recognized with the Billboard Icon Award.
2018 Billboard Music Awards Winners (televised)
- Top New Artist: Khalid
- Top Hot 100 Song: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi
- Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
- Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers (dedicate award to Aviici)
- Top Social Artist: BTS
- Top Rap Song: “Rock Star” by Post Malone (featuring 21 Savage)
- Top Selling Album: Reputation, Taylor Swift
- Billboard Icon Award: Janet Jackson
- Top Country Song: “Body Like a Backroad” by Sam Hunt
- Top Chart Achievement Award: Camila Cabello
- Top Artist: Ed Sheeran
2018 Billboard Music Awards: Complete Winners List – Variety: http://variety.com/2018/music/news/2018-billboard-music-awards-winners-list-1202817295/