Billie Eilish became the first winner at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, scooping up the gong for Top Billboard 200 Album for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Beating out competitors Drake, Khalid, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift for the honor, Eilish arrived on stage wearing a face mask as she was presented the award by Nicole Richie.

'Oh, gosh. Oh, this is heavy,' Eilish, 18, remarked as she accepted the award, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday. 'Thank you, Nicole. Thank you guys so much this is amazing. I wanted to say, thank you to the fans, thank you for believing in me and caring about me still, I don't know why you do I also want to say that I never, ever take these for granted. It is always a shock when I win anything at all. Thank you, billboard thank you, guys. I love you thank you, thank you, thank you, mwah.'

'Thank you for believing in me': Billie Eilish became the first winner at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, scooping up the gong for Top Billboard 200 Album

Next, Sia performed Courage To Change on stage wearing an elaborate yellow bow on her hair.

'I love you thank you': Beating out competitors Drake, Khalid, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift for the honor, Eilish arrived on stage wearing a face mask as she was presented the award by Nicole Richie

The show opened with host Kelly Clarkson performing Higher Love in a dazzling gold dress, before enthusiastically kicking off the ceremony to an audience-less room.

'There's no audience, it's just me. Yeah, I'm my own own hype girl!' Kelly remarked as she enthusiastically opened the show.

'It is always a shock when I win anything at all': The critically-acclaimed singer was blown away by the win

The next award was for Top Hot 100 song, which went to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for their smash hit Old Town Road.

Nas accepted the award by himself, and blew kisses to the crowd-less room following his brief speech.

'Thank you to everybody, thank you to Billy Ray Cyrus. I want everybody going to look out next month for Nas-vember, it's going to go crazy. 2021 dropping the best album of all time, I love you, good night,' Nas said.

Alicia Keys dazzled viewers at home with a powerful performance of her track Love Looks Better.

The songstress looked fabulous as she took the stage in a glittering bodysuit flanked by face mask-wearing back-up dancers.

Eilish returned to the stage as the winner of Top Female Artist, beating out Halsey, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift.

'Oh my god this is so nuts,' she remarked. 'Thank you so much Billboard. Thank you to all the women that have come before me and paved my way. I love you, please vote. Please wear a mask, please wash your hands. Be safe.'

Next Jane Lynch came up to introduce the award for Top Country Artist, which went to Luke Combs.

Immediately, Luke began performing a moving rendition of his song Better Together at the side of the stage before accepting the award.

'I want to thank Billboard for this,' Luke said. 'This is an incredible honor. And something I would have never dreamed of when I was growing up, when I started doing this, I just want to thank the fans out there, my beautiful wife at home, my team, my band.

'I know everybody out there has been through so much this year. I want to thank the crew that is working on this show tonight, because they have gone through some insane stuff to make this happen for you guys. I hope everybody's staying safe at home. Thank you so much for loving what I do. It never falls on deaf ears, the love that you guys give me and I'm very grateful for it and so is my team thank you guys so much.'

Following a performance of Circles by Post Malone, Lizzo was announced as the winner of Top Song Sales Artist.

Beating out nominees Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift, Lizzo made a political statement as she accepted the award wearing a 'Vote' mini dress.

'Hi. I just want to say, thank you to Billboard, thank you to Atlantic, thank you to Team Lizzo, thank you to everyone who listens to my music and supported me,' Lizzo said. 'I just want to say, I've been thinking a lot about suppression and the voices that refuse to be suppressed. I wonder, would I be standing here right now if it weren't for the big Black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed?

'I just want to say right now, if you're at home watching this, you are thinking about changing yourself to feel worthy, this is your sign to remain true to who you are. Let me tell you all something - when people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power. There's power in who you are, there's power in your voice. So whether it's through music, protests, or your right to vote, use your power use your voice and refuse to be suppressed. Thank you so much to Billboard I love you all god bless you all. Bye!'

John Legend moved viewers with a heartfelt performance of his song Never Break, which he dedicated to his wife Chrissy Teigen.

Chrissy was about halfway into her pregnancy when she lost the child, a baby boy they had already started calling 'Jack.'

The tragedy happened two weeks ago, and John paid tribute to his wife as he dedicated his performance to his wife.

'This is for Chrissy,' John said as he sat behind the piano.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist

Billie Eilish

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted)

Mariah Carey

Luke Combs

Lil Nas X

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift

Top Female Artist

Billie Eilish - WINNER

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Songs Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Top Radio Songs Artist

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Lizzo

Shawn Mendes

Post Malone

Top Touring Artist

Elton John

Metallica

P!nk

The Rolling Stones

Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown

Khalid

The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour

B2K

Janet Jackson

Khalid

Top Rap Male Artist

DaBaby

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Top Rap Tour

Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott

Top Country Male Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Duo/Group

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Top Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Tool

twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny - WINNER

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos

Top Christian Artist

Lauren Daigle

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Hillsong United

Kanye West

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album

Billie Eilish 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' - WINNER

Ariana Grande 'Thank U, Next'

Khalid 'Free Spirit'

Post Malone 'Hollywood's Bleeding'

Taylor Swift 'Lover'

Top R&B Album

Beyoncé 'Homecoming: The Live Album'

Justin Bieber 'Changes'

Chris Brown 'Indigo'

Khalid 'Free Spirit'

Summer Walker 'Over It'

Top Country Album

Kane Brown 'Experiment'

Luke Combs 'What You See Is What You Get'

Maren Morris 'Girl'

Thomas Rhett 'Center Point Road'

Morgan Wallen 'If I Know Me'

Top Latin Album

J Balvin & Bad Bunny 'Oasis'

Farruko 'Gangalee'

Maluma '11:11'

Romeo Santos 'Utopía'

Sech 'Sueños'

Top Christian Album

Bethel Music 'Victory: Recorded Live'

Casting Crowns 'Only Jesus'

Hillsong United 'People'

Skillet 'Victorious'

Kanye West 'Jesus is King'

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song

Lewis Capaldi 'Someone You Loved'

Billie Eilish 'bad guy'

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road' - WINNER

Lizzo 'Truth Hurts'

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 'Señorita'

Top Selling Song

Lewis Capaldi 'Someone You Loved'

Billie Eilish 'bad guy'

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road'

Lizzo 'Truth Hurts'

Blake Shelton 'God's Country'

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

Chris Brown ft. Drake 'No Guidance'

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road'

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 'Señorita'

Post Malone & Swae Lee 'Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)'

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber 'I Don't Care'

Top Rap Song

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road'

Lil Tecca 'Ran$om'

Lizzo 'Truth Hurts'

Post Malone & Swae Lee 'Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)'

Post Malone 'Wow.'

Top Rock Song

Imagine Dragons 'Bad Liar'

Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker 'I Think I'm Okay'

Panic! At The Disco 'Hey Look Ma, I Made It'

Twenty One Pilots 'Chlorine'

Twenty One Pilots 'The Hype'

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin 'Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)'

Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee 'Close To Me'

Illenium & Jon Bellion 'Good Things Fall Apart'

Kygo x Whitney Houston 'Higher Love'

Marshmello ft. Chvrches 'Here With Me'

Top New Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Roddy Ricch

Top Male Artist

DaBaby

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

Top Duo/Group

BTS

Dan + Shay

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco

Top Hot 100 Artist

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Top Song Sales Artist

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo - WINNER

Post Malone

Taylor Swift

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO GOT7

Ariana Grande

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Khalid

Lizzo

Summer Walker

The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

Beyoncé

Lizzo

Summer Walker

Top Rap Artist

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Female Artist

Cardi B

City Girls

Megan Thee Stallion

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown

Luke Combs - WINNER

Dan + Shay

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett

Top Country Female Artist

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Top Country Tour

Eric Church

Florida Georgia Line

George Strait

Top Rock Tour

Elton John

Metallica

The Rolling Stones

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

Avicii

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Illenium

Marshmello

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Sunday Service Choir

Kanye West

Top Soundtrack:

'Aladdin'

'Descendants 3'

'Frozen II'

'K-12' by Melanie Martinez

'The Dirt' by Mötley Crüe

Top Rap Album

DaBaby 'Kirk'

Juice WRLD 'Death Race For Love'

Post Malone 'Hollywood's Bleeding'

Roddy Ricch 'Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial'

Young Thug 'So Much Fun'

Top Rock Album

The Lumineers 'III'

Slipknot 'We Are Not Your Kind'

Tame Impala 'The Slow Rush'

Tool 'Fear Inoculum'

Vampire Weekend 'Father of the Bride'

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Avicii 'Tim'

The Chainsmokers 'World War Joy'

Illenium 'Ascend'

Marshmello 'Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set'

Alan Walker 'Different World'

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin 'Long Live Love'

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers 'Goshen'

William McDowell 'The Cry: A Live Worship Experience'

Sunday Service Choir 'Jesus Is Born'

Kanye West 'Jesus is King'

Top Streaming Song

Chris Brown ft. Drake 'No Guidance'

Billie Eilish 'bad guy'

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus 'Old Town Road'

Lil Tecca 'Ran$om'

Post Malone & Swae Lee 'Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)'

Top Radio Song

Lewis Capaldi 'Someone You Loved'

Jonas Brothers 'Sucker'

Khalid 'Talk'

Lizzo 'Truth Hurts'

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber 'I Don't Care'

Top R&B Song

Chris Brown ft. Drake 'No Guidance'

Doja Cat & Tyga 'Juicy'

Khalid 'Talk'

Lizzo 'Good As Hell'

The Weeknd 'Heartless'

Top Country Song

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber '10,000 Hours'

Maren Morris 'The Bones'

Old Dominion 'One Man Band'

Blake Shelton 'God's Country'

Morgan Wallen 'Whiskey Glasses'

Top Latin Song

Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin 'China'

Bad Bunny & Tainy 'Callaita'

Daddy Yankee ft. Snow 'Con Calma'

Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny 'No Me Conoce'

Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA 'Otro Trago'

Top Christian Song

Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser 'Raise A Hallelujah'

Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West 'Nobody'

Lauren Daigle 'Rescue'

For King & Country 'God Only Knows'

Kanye West 'Follow God'

Top Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin 'Love Theory'

Kanye West 'Closed on Sunday'

Kanye West 'Follow God'

Kanye West 'On God'

Kanye West 'Selah'

This article is republished from Daily Mail Online. Read the original article.

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