Meanwhile, Taylor Swift scooped up 10 wins, including top artist and top Billboard 200 artist. The American pop phenomenon, who is on tour in Brazil, was the night’s biggest female winner.
She is now tied with Drake for the most wins in BBMAs history. The Canadian rapper took home five awards this year.
The event’s overall champ was American country singer Morgan Wallen, who took home 11 trophies, including top male artist, top streaming songs artist and top country artist.
Swift, in a pre-recorded acceptance speech, remarked on her “unreal” accomplishment.
“The fact that you guys have given me 10 Billboard awards, I’m talking to the fans specifically, none of this happens without you,” she said.
“Billboard (bases) everything off of what you are listening to and what you’re passionate about, and I’m so honoured that this year you made the tour – The Eras Tour – so magical.
“You went and saw the movie, you cared about my re-recordings… I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have you in my corner and caring about the music that I make. So thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you 10 million times for this.”
Her big night follows her achievements with the 2022 album Midnights, in which 10 of its tracks took the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in the chart’s history. THE KOREA HERALD/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK