Taylor Swift scores perfect 10 at Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift has thanked her fans after winning 10 Billboard Music Awards including top artist.

Taylor Swift has thanked her fans after winning 10 Billboard Music Awards including top artist. Photo: Getty/TAS23

United States pop star Taylor Swift has taken home 10 awards including top artist at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.

The awards show was broadcast in a new format and streamed online with interviews from music stars and pre-recorded performances filmed in different locations – including Mariah Carey singing All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Swift, who will tour Australia in February, was the second biggest winner, collecting 10 prizes including best female artist and top-selling song for hit track Anti-Hero.

“Well this is unreal,” she said in a pre-recorded video message.

“The fact that you guys have given me 10 Billboard awards – I am talking to the fans specifically – none of this happens without you.”

It comes after Swift had to postpone her Saturday show in Rio de Janeiro due to “extreme temperatures” which followed the death of a 23-year-old fan who attended her Friday night show in Brazil.

US country musician Morgan Wallen, who performed at the Billboards, was the night’s biggest winner, taking home 11 prizes including best male artist and best country male artist.

One Thing At A Time won top Billboard 200 album and best country album, while his song Last Night won best Hot 100 song, top streaming song and best country song.

“Last awards show I went to we came home empty-handed and this one I don’t have enough hands for them all,” Wallen said.

US rapper Drake was named top rap artist, male artist and touring artist and won best rap song with Rich Flex and top rap album for Her Loss with 21 Savage, who went on to win best collaboration for Creepin’ with Metro Boomin and The Weeknd.

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was also named best R&B male artist.

US singer-songwriter SZA won four awards including best R&B artist and R&B female artist, while SOS won best R&B album and top R&B song for her track Kill Bill.

Beyonce won three awards – best R&B touring artist, top dance/electronic artist and best dance/electronic album for Renaissance.

Miley Cyrus also won three prizes for her track Flowers – top radio song, top Billboard global 200 song and top billboard global (excluding the US) song.

Karol G won two awards including best Latin female artist and Bebe Rexha won best dance/electronic song for her track I’m Good (Blue) with David Guetta.

British band Arctic Monkeys won top rock duo/group and top rock touring artist went to Coldplay.

Barbie: The Album took home best soundtrack after its release earlier this year.

US star Nicki Minaj was named best rap female artist and best Afrobeats artist went to Burna Boy.

Kanye West was named top gospel artist, girl group Blackpink top K-pop touring artist and Jungkook of BTS won best global K-pop song for Seven.


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