Kanye West Wins Top Christian Artist at 2022 Billboard Music Awards

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The Top Christian Artist at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards goes to Kanye West, Ye!

On Sunday (May 15), the awards show took place in Las Vegas. The award was announced via Twitter prior to the telecast.

Additionally, other nominees in the Billboard Music Awards Top Christian Artist category included Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, Elevation Worship, and Carrie Underwood.

Furthermore, this year, Kanye West is nominated for Top Christian Album (Donda), Top Gospel Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Gospel Album, Top Gospel Song, and Top Christian Song. He took home all six of the Christian and Gospel awards.

All About The 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs. This year’s awards presentation will include 62 categories spanning all musical genres. At 8 p.m. ET, the event will be broadcasted live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on NBC and Peacock.

This year’s performers include Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, Latto, Maxwell, Megan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, and Rauw Alejandro. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Silk Sonic will also hit the stage. Finally, Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Elle King & Miranda Lambert, and Travis Scott will perform.

Mary J. Blige will be presented with the 2022 Icon Award while the Billboard Music Award Changemaker will be presented to Mari Copeny.

In addition, for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, five new categories were unveiled. The new categories include top Billboard Global 200 artist, top Billboard Global (excluding U.S. artist), top Billboard Global 200 song, and top Billboard Global (excluding U.S.) song.

Finally, this year’s awards are based on the tracking period of March 26, 2021, through March 17, 2022. This corresponds to Billboard chart dates between April 10, 2021 and March 26, 2022.

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