Post Malone was the big winner at the delayed Billboard Music Awards, taking home nine gongs including top artist.
The annual ceremony was supposed to take place in Las Vegas in April but was shifted to Los Angeles in October as a result of the pandemic.
There was no audience inside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, leaving winners to address an eerily empty venue.
The latest major awards ceremony to take place amid the pandemic also featured some of the winners wearing masks.
Accepting the biggest prize of the night, top artist, hip-hop star Post Malone said he was “blown away” by the success.
He described the current turmoil as “a weird time for everybody” and told those watching proceedings on TV to “stay strong and just spread love wherever you go”.
Post Malone, who was recognised for his album Hollywood’s Bleeding, also won top male artist.
Pop sensation Billie Eilish was another winner on the night, taking home the prize for top female artist, beating Ariana Grande, Halsey, Lizzo and Taylor Swift.
Here are the main winners:
Top artist – Post Malone
Top male artist – Post Malone
Top Billboard 200 album – Billie Eilish (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?)
Top new artist – Billie Eilish
Top female artist – Billie Eilish
Top Hot 100 song – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)
Top selling song – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)
Top streaming song – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)
Top rap song – Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus (Old Town Road)
Top song sales artist – Lizzo
Top country artist – Luke Combs
Change Maker award – Killer Mike
Top Latin artist – Bad Bunny
Icon award – Garth Brooks
Top R&B artist – Khalid
Chart achievement award – Harry Styles
Top social artist – BTS
Top Christian artist – Lauren Daigle
Top rock tour – Sir Elton John
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