Olivia Rodrigo, Drake, Kanye West early winners at Billboard Music Awards


Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye West and Drake are already big winners before the Billboard Music Awards officially kicks off.

Rodrigo and West, known as Ye, both have taken home the most awards with six during a non-televised ceremony on Sunday.

Rodrigo, who won best new artist, is a finalist in the top female artist category, which will be announced later in the show’s live broadcast.

Drake was named top artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male artist and rap album for “Certified Lover Boy.” The rapper extended his record as the most decorated winner in the history of the awards show with 34 wins.

Ye made his mark in the faith-based categories – again: The rapper won top Christian artist for the first time, but he claimed top gospel artist and gospel song for a third year in a row.

He also received top gospel album for the second time.

The Kid LAROI became a first-time winner, taking home five wins for his song “Stay” with Justin Bieber – whose Billboard Music Awards win count rose to 26.

Doja Cat won top R&B artist and R&B female artist for the second consecutive year. She’ll compete for top R&B album and female artist.