Taylor Swift Dominates 2023 Billboard Music Awards
No surprises for Taylor Swift. The singer-songwriter dominated yet another awards show. During Sunday’s (November 19) Billboard Music Awards, the “Anti-Hero” singer took home the coveted Top Artist award and a total of ten wins. This achievement has brought Swift, 33, a career total of 39 wins. She now ties Drake as the most decorated BBMA winner of all time. In Swift’s acceptance speech she said, “The fact that you guys have given me ten Billboard Awards… I’m talking to the fans specifically, none of this happens without you. Billboard base(s) everything off of what you are listening to and what you are passionate about, and I am so honored that this year you made The Eras Tour so magical. You went and saw the movie, you cared about my re-recordings… I love you so much, I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have you in my corner and caring about the music that I make, so thank you, thank you, thank you, 10 million times.”
As we recently reported, Drake praised Taylor in a new song released just last week. In the song “Red Button,” Drake raps: “Taylor Swift the only n—- that I ever rated. Only one could make me drop the album just a little later. Rest of y’all, I treat you like you never made it. Leave your label devastated even when you pad the stats period I never hated.” The declaration is a testament to Drake and Swift consistently being the biggest names in music in recent years. With Drake’s five awards won last night, and Swift’s impressive ten, they are now tied for the most wins at the Billboard Awards of all time. Despite the competition in the industry, the two artists remain friendly.
2023 BBMAs Winners List
Besides Top Artist, Swift took home the awards for Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Songwriter, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist, Top Country Female Artist, and the Top Selling Song for “Anti-Hero.” Take a look at the remaining winners for the top 40 categories:
Top Radio Song, Top Billboard Global 200 Song, Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song: Miley Cyrus “Flowers.”
Top Soundtrack: Barbie The Album.
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Beyoncé Renaissance.
Top Dance/Electronic Song: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha “I’m Good (Blue).”
All of Taylor Swift’s Surprise Songs on the Eras Tour
Ever since Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour back in March, she announced to her fans that she would perform two surprise acoustic songs at every show. With the first show taking place in Glendale, Arizona, Swift made good on that promise and performed “Mirrorball” from folklore and “Tim McGraw” from her 2006 self-titled debut album. Since then, the award-winning singer-songwriter has kept up with her promise.
With ten studio albums, three re-recorded studio albums (so far), five extended plays, and four live albums under her belt, Swift said that she has enough songs to cover the 52-date trek without repeating any songs. However, if she ever feels like she didn’t give a performance her all, there’s a chance she might perform it again. She also said there would be an exception of songs from Midnights, which might get played more than once on the tour. Swift has already hinted that this is what happened with her April 1 performance of “Clean,” which was requested by her opener Gracie Abrams in Arlington, Texas. On a TikTok stream of the show, Swift commented that she could have played the song “better in a higher key, so that’s technically a mess up.” She played the song again a month later in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
As we previously reported, Swift kicked off her Eras Tour on March 17 with the release of a re-recording of songs “Eyes Open,” “Safe & Sound” and “If This Was a Movie.” She also released her previously-leaked song “All the Girls You Loved Before.” Fitting with the theme of her Eras Tour, which
Gossip website TMZ recently reported that camera crews have been at almost every concert stop thus far. Sources were not able to reveal any plans to release the footage on streaming or in theaters, like her five previous concert docs. Take a look below at every surprise song Swift has performed so far on her Eras Tour: