Winner’s Circle: Justin Timberlake Bests the Billboards, J. Lo Becomes an Icon


Things were crystal clear at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards—sans Kendall Jenner’s eyesight, of course.

Though he’s in the middle of The 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake proved to be the evening’s top victor. Mr. “Mirrors” took home a total of seven awards, including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Radio Songs Artist, beating out peers like BeyoncéRihanna, and Katy Perry for ceremonial acclaim after his 2006 hiatus from the music biz.

“It is not a competition, but if it were, I won,” Timberlake beamed via satellite. “I want to thank everyone on Earth, except Donald Sterling,” he joked, later adding (er, singing), thank you to his fans.

Joining Timberlake in the winner’s circle are Top Duo/Group Imagine Dragons with five wins, and the “Blurred Lines” trifecta that is Robin ThickePharrell, and T.I., who shared a total of four wins for their controversial collaboration. Jennifer Lopez, of course, stood alone, joining the ranks of PrinceStevie Wonder, and Neil Diamond as the only woman to receive the Icon Award.

And the award goes to…

Icon Award: Jennifer Lopez
Top Artist: Justin Timberlake
Top New Artist: Lorde
Top Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Top Female Artist: Katy Perry
Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Justin Timberlake
Top Hot 100 Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Timberlake
Top Touring Artist: Bon Jovi
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Miley Cyrus
Top R&B Artist: Justin Timberlake
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Latin Artist: Marc Anthony
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Daft Punk
Top Christian Artist: Chris Tomlin

Top Billboard 200 Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Top R&B Album: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
Top Rap Album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Top Country Album: Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
Top Latin Album: Marc Anthony, 3.0
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson, Precious Memories: Volume II

Top Hot 100 Song: Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Top Digital Song: Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Top Radio Song: Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”
Top R&B Song: Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton, “Can't Hold Us”
Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, “Cruise”
Top Rock Song: Lorde, “Royals”
Top Latin Song: Marc Anthony “Vivir Mi Vida”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Avicii, “Wake Me Up!”
Top Christian Song: Matthew West, “Hello, My Name Is”