Billboard Music Awards 2022 Winners: Mary J. Blige receives an Icon Award
by Ana Walia | Mon, 16 May 2022 12:05:55 GMT
Mary J. Blige was presented with an Icon Award. Image Source: USA Today 

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards were held on May 15th, 2022 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and were hosted by none other than Sean "Diddy" Combs. The 2022 music award ceremony nominations were announced online under 62 categories for releases during the period dated April 10th, 2021, and March 26th, 2022.

Here are the winners of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards :

Top Artist- Drake

Top New Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Male Artist- Drake

Top Female Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Duo/Group- BTS

Top Hot 100 Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Collaboration- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber- Stay

Top Viral Song- Doja Cat ft. SZA- Kiss Me More

Top Streaming Songs Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Song Sales Artist- BTS

Top Radio Songs Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard 200 Artist- Taylor Swift

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist- Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard Global (Exclusive U.S.) Artist- Ed Sheeran

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Top Billboard Global 200 Song- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber- Stay

Top Billboard Global 200 (Exclusive U.S.) Song- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber- Stay

Top Billboard 200 Album- Olivia Rodrigo- SOUR

Top Selling Song- BTS- Butter

Top Radio Song- Dua Lipa- Levitating

Top Tour- The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top R&B Artist- Doja Cat

Top R&B Male Artist- The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist- Doja Cat

Top R&B Tour- Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Top R&B Song- Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson . Paak)- Leave the Door Open

Top R&B Album- Doja Cat- Planet Her

Top Rap Artist- Drake

Top Rap Male Artist- Drake

Top Rap Female Artist- Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour- Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Top Rap Song- Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow- Industry Baby

Top Rap Album- Drake- Certified Lover Boy

Top Country Artist- Taylor Swift

Top Country Male Artist- Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist- Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group- Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour- Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Top Country Song- Walker Hayes- Fancy Like

Top Country Album- Taylor Swift- Red (Taylor’s Version)

Top Rock Artist- Glass Animals

Top Rock Tour- The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top Rock Song- Måneskin- Beggin

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Top Rock Album- Imagine Dragons- Mercury Act 1

Top Latin Artist- Bad Bunny

Top Latin Male Artist- Bad Bunny

Top Latin Female Artist- Kali Uchis

Top Latin Duo/Group- Eslabon Armado

Top Latin Tour- Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Latin Album- Karol G- KG0516

Top Latin Song- Kali Uchis- telepathic

Top Dance/Electronic Artist- Lady Gaga

Top Dance/Electronic Album-Illenium- Fallen Embers

Top Dance/Electronic Song- Elton John and Dua Lipa- Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

Top Christian Artist- Ye

Top Christian Album- Ye- Donda

Top Christian Song-Ye- Hurricane

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Top Gospel Artist- Ye

Top Gospel Album- Ye- Donda

Top Gospel Song- Ye- Hurricane

Top Soundtrack- Encanto

Top Hot 100 Song- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber- Stay

Top Streaming Song- The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber- Stay

Changemaker- Award- Mari Copeny

Icon Award- Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige was presented the Icon Award by 2018’s winner Janet Jackson and during her speech, Mary said that Janet Jackson is one of the biggest inspirations she had while growing up and added that becoming a legend takes a lot of time, hard work, patience and a lot of surviving trial and error to achieve success in the industry. The Grammy Award-winning singer said that being an icon to her means to her is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be widely admired for influencing a multitude of people and that is what she has represented.

The Icon Award winner said that she often looks back at her journey and sees how far she has come and the women whose lives she has been able to touch with her music. She joked while giving a speech that she was a ghetto fabulous and she still is. Mary J. Blige added in her speech that she would like to say to her fans that music has always been a source to remind oneself that they are not alone in their struggles and she is not alone before mentioning that she was searching for real love and she has finally found love, real love, which is she.

This is Mary J. Blige's eleventh Billboard Music Award win, following a win for My Life in 1995 and nine trophies during her The Breakthrough album era in 2006.. Mary added in a statement before the ceremony that her career has been an extraordinary and surprising journey that has featured many unexpected turns into fields she never could have envisioned, such as acting, producing, founding businesses, and now her music festival. She continued that through it all, she was always one way or another gravitated back to her first love, music. She added that to be recognized in this way at this moment, with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, is an incredible honor and one that she is truly humbled by.

With Icon Award, Mary J. Blige joins the former A-list awardees Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, and Pink who have also received the Icon Award. 

Congratulations to the winners!