Taylor Swift Holds the Billboard Music Award Record for Most Wins by a Female Artist

This weekend, Taylor Swift is nominated for seven trophies at The Billboard Music Awards. She currently holds the title of the most awarded female artist in history at the BBMAs. The country and pop music superstar won her first award in 2011 and became the most awarded artist before the decade ended. Drake stole the title a few years ago. In 2022, will Taylor become the most awarded artist in history once again?

Taylor Swift who has the most Billboard wins in history for a female artist, poses on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards in LA.
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Taylor Swift has won 25 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) have been kind to Taylor Swift. Although she burst on the scene in 2006, Swift did not receive a nomination until 2011. That year she took home Top Country Album, Top Country Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist. 

In 2013 and 2015, the “All Too Well” singer took home the coveted Top Artist prize. She’s won the Top Female Artist award four times and Top Billboard 200 Artist three times. 

2015 was Swift’s most successful year at the BBMAs. Celebrating her album 1989 with songs like “Shake it Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood,” Swift was awarded six trophies. She has been on a roll ever since. By 2019, she was the most awarded artist of all time before Drake passed her with 29 wins. 

Taylor Swift could pass Drake as the artist with the most wins at the Billboard Music Awards 

On Sunday night, Swift is nominated for seven BBMA’s, including Top Artist. As it stands now, she is only four awards behind record-holder Drake. The “One Dance” rapper currently has 29 Billboard Music Awards. 

Drake will go head to head with Swift this year for Top Artist. He is also nominated for 10 other awards, including Male Artist, Rap Artist, Rap Song, and Billboard 200 Artist.

Although both artists have many nominations, The Weeknd reigns supreme for 2022 with 17 chances to take home a Billboard Music Award. Doja Cat is close behind him with 14 nominations. Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye “Ye” West, and Justin Bieber all have 13 nominations. 

Swift and Drake will face Doja Cat, The Weekend, and Olivia Rodrigo in the Top Artist category. 

How to watch the Billboard Music Awards 

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, May 15. Viewers can tune in to NBC at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT. The ceremony, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the same venue that hosted the Grammy Awards earlier this year. Fans will also be able to tune in to the awards ceremony on Peacock, NBC’s streaming platform. 

Scheduled performers for the 2022 awards ceremony are Ed Sheeran, Silk Sonic, Burna Boy, Miranda Lambert, Florence + The Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Rauw Alejandro, and Maxwell, Dan + Shay, and Machine Gun Kelly. Icon Award recipient Mary J Blige will also perform.

Last-minute tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster

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