Following the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, some of the world’s biggest artists have not only broken multiple records but also established new milestones in their illustrious careers.
Notable figures such as Taylor Swift, Drake, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd have etched their names in BBMAs history.
Drake solidified his status as the most awarded artist in BBMA history, extending his impressive record. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift not only upheld her position as the most awarded female artist ever but also achieved parity with Drake, making them both the most awarded artists of all time with 39 BMAs each.
Bad Bunny further solidified his dominance as the most awarded artist in the Top Latin Artist category, while The Weeknd ascended in the rankings of the most awarded artists of all time.
The 2023 BBMAs also witnessed groundbreaking achievements in the country music genre. Notably, this marked the first time a country artist, Zach Bryan, secured victory in the Top New Artist category.
Additionally, Morgan Wallen made history by clinching the Top Male Artist award in a genre that has seen its fair share of achievements but had not previously claimed these particular categories at the BBMAs. The ceremony showcased the ever-evolving landscape of musical accomplishments across diverse genres.
See the multiple records broken at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards as compiled by VegasInsider.
- Taylor Swift tied Drake’s record for the most overall wins at the BMAs after winning 10 awards at the 2023 ceremony – before the ceremony, she had amassed 29 Billboard Music Awards and Drake had won 34 awards, but he won additional 5 in 2023, bringing them to a tie of 39 total wins
- Taylor Swift extended her record as the most awarded female artist in the BMAs history with 39 total wins (the closest female artist to Taylor Swift at the BMAs is Adele with 18 wins)
- Taylor Swift equaled Drake’s record as the most awarded artist in the Best Artist category (this was her 3rd win), and she also broke her tie with Adele (who won 2 times) and become the sole holder of the record for the female artist with the most wins in the Best Artist category
- Taylor Swift extended her record as the most awarded artist in the Top Female Artist category (this was her 5th win)
- Taylor Swift extended her record as the most awarded artist in the Top Billboard 200 Artist category (this was her 6th win); Swift also tied Drake as the artist with the most consecutive wins in the Top Billboard 200 Artist category – she won in 2021, 2022 and 2023, making it her 3rd win in a row
- Drake extended his record as the most awarded artist in the BMAs history as well as the most awarded male artist ever – he had won 34 awards in the past, winning additional 5 trophies in 2023, thus bringing his total to 39
- Drake extended his record as the most awarded artist in the Top Rap Artist category (this was his 5th win in the category) as well as the Top Rap Male Artists (this was his 3rd win in the category)
- Drake extended his record for the most wins in the Top Rap Album category (he won his fourth trophy for “Her Loss”) and thus broke his tie with Eminem, who won 3 times in this category (*if counted together with 2002’s Top Hip-Hop/ R&B Album Category where Eminem won for “The Eminem Show”)
- Zach Bryan became the first country artist to win in the Top New Artist category (*at one point, there was a Top New Country Artist Award at the BMAs, so this applies to the overall Top New Artist awarded regardless of a genre)
- Morgan Wallen became the first country artist to win in the Top Male Artist category
- Morgan Wallen became the first country artist to win in the Top Streaming Songs Artist category
LATIN ARTISTS RECORDS
- Bad Bunny extended his record for the most wins in the Best Latin Artist category (this is his 4th win) as well as the most consecutive wins in the category (he has won for the past 4 years)
- “Ella Baila Sola” by Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma became the first song by a Mexican / Mexican-American artist to win in the Top Latin Song category
- Fuerza Regida became the first Mexican American group to ever win in the Top Duo/Group category
OTHER RECORD HIGHLIGHTS
- Lauren Daigle extended her record as the most awarded artist in the Top Christian Artist category (this was her 4th win)
- Brandon Lake became the first artist to win for a second time in the Top Christian Song category
- The Weeknd increased his numbers in the rankings of the most awarded artists in the BMAs history – after winning 2 awards in 2023, The Weeknd is the fourth most awarded artist of all time with 22 total wins after Taylor Swift, Drake and Justin Bieber.