Billboard Music Awards 2022: Complete winners list

The Billboard Music Awards named Drake top artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male artist and rap album for "Certified Lover Boy."

The rapper extended his record as the most decorated winner in the history of the awards show with 34 wins.

Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence, receiving the Icon Award. The singer, known as the queen of hip-hop soul, was presented the award by Janet Jackson and escorted on stage by Sean "Diddy" Combs – who emceed the show, which was broadcast live Sunday from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

"I've been on this journey for a long time, one that didn't always look the way you see me now," she told the crowd. "One that is filled with a lot of heartache and pain, but God helped me to channel those experiences and emotions in my music."

Morgan Wallen, who was caught on camera in 2021 using a racial slur, won the top country artist award.

"I want to say, 'Thank God.' And thank my fans. I got the best damn fans," said Wallen, who thanked Billboard for inviting him. He did not mention last year's incident, which once found the disgraced singer rebuked by the music industry.

Olivia Rodrigo took home seven awards, including best new artist, and Kanye West, known as Ye, won six.

Ye made his mark in the faith-based categories: The rapper won top Christian artist for the first time, but claimed top gospel artist and gospel song for the third year in a row. He also received top gospel album for the second time.

The Kid Laroi became a first-time winner, taking home five wins for his song "Stay" with Justin Bieber, whose Billboard Music Awards win count rose to 26.

Doja Cat came away with four awards. She won top R&B artist and R&B female artist for the second consecutive year, along with top R&B album and female artist.

Taylor Swift – who has the second most-ever award show wins with 29 – won four awards. Bad Bunny received two wins while R&B duo Silk Sonic, comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, won their first-ever award for top R&B song for "Leave the Door Open."