BMI Songwriters Take Center Stage at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Posted in News on October 15, 2020
L-R: Khalid, Post Malone, Lil Nas X
L-R: Khalid, Post Malone, Lil Nas X

BMI is once again exceptionally proud of its songwriters who were recognized for their creative work at last night’s 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Held without an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the ceremony was nonetheless a star-studded event filled with stirring moments and unforgettable performances.

Without question, the evening’s biggest winner was Post Malone, who took home nine awards, notably Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Tour and Top Rap Album for Hollywood’s Bleeding. Khalid also made a strong showing with five awards, including Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album for Free Spirit and Top R&B Song for “Talk.” Lil Nas X collected four awards for his collaboration with Billy Rae Cyrus, “Old Town Road,” namely Top Rap Song, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song and Top Selling Song. Kanye West received four awards as well, for Top Gospel Artist, Top Christian Album and Top Gospel Album for Jesus is King and Top Gospel Song for “Follow God.” Luke Combs received Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for What You See Is What You Get. The Jonas Brothers, meanwhile, collected three for Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song for “Sucker.”

In addition to the accolades, the evening featured remarkable performances by Post Malone, Brandy, John Legend, Luke Combs, En Vogue and many others.

Here’s a complete list of all the BMI winners. Congratulations to all.


Top Artist
Post Malone

Top Male Artist
Post Malone

Top Duo/Group
Jonas Brothers

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Post Malone

Top Hot 100 Artist
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Post Malone

Top Song Sales Artist

Top Radio Songs Artist
Jonas Brothers

Top Touring Artist

Top R&B Artist

Top R&B Male Artist

Top R&B Tour

Top Rap Artist
Post Malone

Top Rap Male Artist
Post Malone

Top Rap Tour
Post Malone

Top Country Artist
Luke Combs

Top Country Male Artist
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group
Dan* + Shay

Top Rock Tour
Elton John (PRS)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers (Alexandrer Paul)

Top Christian Artist
Lauren Daigle

Top Gospel Artist
Kanye West


Top Soundtrack
Frozen II

Top R&B Album
Khalid Free Spirit

Top Rap Album
Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding

Top Country Album
Luke Combs What You See Is What You Get

Top Latin Album
J Balvin Oasis

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Marshmello Marshmello: Fortnight Extended Set

Top Christian Album
Kanye West Jesus is King

Top Gospel Album
Kanye West Jesus is King


Top Hot 100 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 Selling Song
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Radio Song
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)
Shawn Mendes* & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top R&B Song
Khalid “Talk”

Top Rap Song
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”

Top Country Song
Dan* + Shay (Shay Mooney)  “10,000 Hours”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Ellie Goulding x Diplo* ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”

Top Christian Song
For King & Country “God Only Knows”

Top Gospel Song
Kanye West “Follow God”

*Not affiliated with BMI.


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