It's always one of the biggest nights in the music calendar, and this year's Billboard Music Awards ceremony was no different - particularly after the last couple of years.

It took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was hosted by Sean 'Puffy' Combs. The big winners on the night - which celebrates the biggest chart-toppers in music - were K-Pop superstars BTS, who have now become the most-awarded group in the ceremony's history after clocking up their 12th award.

Canadian rapper Drake scooped both the 'Top Artist' and 'Top Male Artist' awards as well as 'Top Rap Artist', while Olivia Rodrigo capped off a huge 12 months by winning both 'Top New Artist' and 'Top Female Artist', as well as the 'Top Streaming Songs' and 'Top Billboard Global 200 Artist' awards.

Other big winners included Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny. Kanye West (aka Ye) won awards in the 'Gospel' and Christian' categories, while Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi's collaboration 'Stay' won numerous awards.

See below for the winners in the major categories:


Top Artist: Drake
Top New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Male Artist:
Top Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Duo/Group:
Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist
: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Song Sales Artist: BTS
Top Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Billboard Global 200 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay
Top Rock Artist: Glass Animals
Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)
Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Ye
Top Gospel Artist: Ye
Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo, “SOUR”
Top Soundtrack: “Encanto”
Top R&B Album: Doja Cat, “Planet Her”
Top Rap Album: Drake, “Certified Lover Boy”
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”
Top Rock Album: Twenty One Pilots, “Scaled and Icy”
Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
Top Streaming Song: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
Top Selling Song: BTS, "Butter"
Top Radio Song: Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
Top Collaboration: The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, “Stay”
Top Viral Song: Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”
Top Rock Song: Måneskin, “Beggin’”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”


Performers on the night included:

Ed Sheeran, who is currently in Northern Ireland on his 'Divide' tour; he played a stripped-back version of the song '2Step' live from Belfast;

Machine Gun Kelly played 'Twin Flame', dedicating the song to his 'wife' Megan Fox and inferring that they had suffered a pregnancy loss;

Country artist Morgan Wallen, who caused major controversy last year when he was caught on camera using the 'N' word;

Rapper Travis Scott made his first TV appearance since the tragedy at the Astroworld festival which left ten people dead last year, but his performance of 'Mafia' did not acknowledge it;

Nigerian star Burna Boy played 'Last Last' and 'Kilometre';

Silk Sonic, aka Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, played their track 'Love Train';

Host Diddy opened the show with a medley that also included Bryson `Tiller, Jack Harlow and Teyana Taylor, playing the songs ‘She Don't Want It’, ‘First Class’ and the classic ‘Mo Money, Mo Problems’;

Country duo Dan + Shay played their song 'You';

Hip-hop/r&b star Becky G played her songs 'Baile Con Mi Ex' and ‘Mamiii’;

Soul star Maxwell (remember him?) performed Michael Jackson's 'Lady in My Life' to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jackson's 'Thriller' album;

New hip-hop star from Atlanta, Latto played her song '`Big Energy;

Florence + the Machine performed 'My Love' from her new album 'Dance Fever';

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion played ‘Plan B’ and ‘Sweetest Pie’.