The Billboard Music Awards 2022 opened to performances by a couple of controversial singers and some expected wins.
Travis Scott returned with Kylie Jenner and their daughter Stormy after the Astroworld tragedy. Also among the performers was Morgan Wallen, who performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera using a racial slur. After not receiving a verbal introduction, the country star sat alongside his four-piece band and performed Don't Think Jesus then his chart-topping Wasted on You, a single from his popular project Dangerous: The Double Album.
Drake was named 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.
Olivia Rodrigo and Kanye West, known as Ye, took home the most awards with six during a non-televised ceremony. Rodrigo was awarded best new artist.
Ye made his mark in the faith-based categories - again: The rapper won top Christian artist for the first time, but he claimed top gospel artist and gospel song for a 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. -CNN