Billboard Music Awards 2018 – The Chainsmokers dedicate gong to 'inspirational' DJ Avicii

THE Chainsmokers dedicated a Billboard Music Award to Avicii.

The American electronic music act paid tribute to the tragic Swedish DJ who died aged 28 in April.

While presenting the Top Hot 100 Song award The Chainsmokers and singer Halsey described him as an inspiration.

Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers said: "His passing was a great loss for the music world and for us.

"He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and simply put he meant so much to us and so many in the EDM community."

Singer Halsey added: "Everyone who worked with him would agree he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful.

"And it's a reminder to all of us to be there and to support and love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues."


Who were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards 2018?

Top Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top New Artist: Khalid

Billboard Chart Achievement Award:

Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake

Top Hot 100 Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Top Song Sales Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Radio Songs Artist: Ed Sheeran

Top Social Artist: BTS

Top Touring Artist: U2

Top R&B Artist: Bruno Mars

Top R&B Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Top R&B Female Artist: SZA

Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Top Rap Male Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B

Top Rap Tour: JAY-Z

Top Country Artist: Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist: Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons

Top Rock Tour: U2

Top Latin Artist: The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist: MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Top Billboard 200 Album: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN”

Top Selling Album: Taylor Swift “Reputation”

Top Soundtrack: Moana

Top Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN”

Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons “Evolve”

Top Latin Album: Ozuna “Odisea”

Top Dance/Electronic Album: The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open”

Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection”

Top Gospel Album: Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.”

Top Hot 100 Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”

Top Streaming Song (Video): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”

Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”

Top Radio Song: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

Top Collaboration: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber "Despacito"

Top R&B Song: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”

Top Rap Song: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, “Rockstar”

Top Country Song: Sam Hunt, “Body Like A Back Road”

Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer”

Top Latin Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”

Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”

Top Christian Song: Hillsong Worship “What A Beautiful Name”

Top Gospel Song: J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It”

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and won the Top Hot 100 Song award for, Despacito.

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20 2018.

Ed Sheeran scooped the Top Artist gong at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas this evening.

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The glitzy event saw Taylor Swift light up the red carpet, Ariana Grande open the show on the eve of the Manchester Arena bombing anniversary and Janet Jackson performed for the first time in nine years.

Christina Aguilera, who made quite the impression in a pinstripe dress complete with long train.

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