SZA, Drake, and More Take Home Top Honors at 2023 'Billboard Music Awards'

Check out some of our favorite winners from this year’s ceremony.

The 2023 “Billboard Music Awards” took place Sunday night (Nov 19), honoring the most prominent names and records of the year, but here’s all the essential Black news you need to know. 

SZA and country Morgan Wallen tied for second-most nods, earning 17 each. The TDE signee took home three wins, including “Top R&B Artist” and “Top R&B Album.”  The Weeknd garnered 16 nods, winning one for “Top R&B Male Artist.” Fellow Canada native and rap star Drake appeared in 14 categories, winning four, including “Top Rap Artist,“ “Top Rap Album,” and “Top Rap Touring Artist.“

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This year's show also added nine new categories, including awards for best songwriter and producer on the Hot 100 chart, best rock duo/group, top K-pop artist and tour, outstanding K-pop album and song worldwide, as well as recognition for the best Afrobeats artist and song.

Check out some of the winners below!

Top R&B Artist: 


Top R&B Female Artist


Top R&B Male Artist 

The Weeknd

Top R&B Touring Artist 


Top R&B Album 


Top Rap Artist 


Top Rap Male Artist 


Top Rap Female Artist 

Nicki Minaj 

Top Rap Touring Artist 


Top Rap Album

Drake and 21 Savage / “Her Loss” 

Top Dance / Electronic 

Beyoncé / “RENAISSANCE” 

Top Afrobeats Artist 

Burna Boy

Top Dance/Electronic Artist


Top Gospel Album

Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin / “Kingdom Book One”

Top Gospel Artist

Kanye West 



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