AceShowbiz - The 2018 Billboard Music Awards officially ended as Ed Sheeran was announced as the winner for Top Artist category. Additionally, the British singer came out as the biggest winner of the award-giving show alongside Kendrick Lamar. Both musicians took home six awards each.
While Ed notched awards such as Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Song Sales Artist, the hip-hop superstar mostly won in the rap category, including Top Rap Artist and Top Male Rap Artist. In addition, he won Top Rap Album for his latest studio album "DAMN." Meanwhile, the "Perfect" hitmaker additionally won Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Radio Song for his hit song "Shape of You".
Bruno Mars came in a close second with five awards, collecting the majority of his honors in the R&B category. He was presented with Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album for "24K Magic" and Top R&B Song for "That's What I Like". Meanwhile, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber bagged in four awards thanks to their megahit collaborative track "Despacito".
Other big names who made it to the winner list included Taylor Swift, Drake and Post Malone. While the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer nabbed Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album for her record-breaking "Reputation", the "Nice for What" rapper brought home Top Billboard 200 Artist. Post, on the other hand, won Top Rap Song for his 21 Savage-assisted track "Rockstar".
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the ceremony also saw the "American Idol" alum paying tribute to the victims of mass shooting at Santa Fe high school in Texas. "I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year. And one again, y'all, we're grieving for more kids that have died for just no reason at all," she said.