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Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ wins Top Rap Album at BBMA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO’s “Euphoria” at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Billboard has announced some of the winners early, with Drake winning Top Artist and his Certified Lover Boy winning Top Rap Album.

Elsewhere, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour won Top Billboard 200 Album, and The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” won Top Hot 100 Song. Additionally, Kanye West took home six awards for Top Gospel Artist and Top Christian Artist, with Donda winning Top Gospel Album and Top Christian Album, and the Donda album cut “Hurricane” winning Top Gospel Song and Top Christian Song.

NBC broadcasted the live event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ serving as host. Travis Scott, who Diddy said he “demanded” perform at the show, will have his first televised performance since the Astroworld fest tragedy. Silk Sonic, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Ed Sheeran, and Machine Gun Kelly are also among the other performers.

Top Artist

  • Doja Cat
  • Drake – WINNER
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • GIVĒON
  • Masked Wolf
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Winner
  • Pooh Shiesty
  • The Kid LAROI

Top Male Artist

  • Drake – WINNER
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd
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Top Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Doja Cat
  • Dua Lipa
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift