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First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

World leaders on Friday, June 11, arrived in the United Kingdom for a three-day G7 summit where they are expected to discuss global pandemic recovery, including a commitment to share 1 billion vaccine doses with poorer countries.

First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

This is the first official foreign trip by Joe Biden since assuming presidency in January 2021.

First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

It’s also his first face to face meeting with world leaders.

First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

The Group of 7 also known as G7 is made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Represented jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, the EU participates in all discussions as a guest. 

The UK has also invited leaders from Australia, India, South Africa, and South Korea to attend the Leaders’ Summit as guest countries. 

First photos from the 2021 G7 summit as Joe Biden meets with other world leaders for the first time since taking office

Queen Elizabeth II will also hold a dinner for the world leaders.

The US held the G7 Presidency in 2020 but did not convene a Leaders’ Summit due to the global pandemic. The 2020 G7 Leaders’ Summit took place in France in August 2020. 

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Jeff Bezos is once again the richest person in the world after two weeks at No. 2,

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reclaimed the No. 1 spot two weeks after losing the title of the richest person in the world to LVMH chief Bernard Arnault.

According to Forbes, Amazon shares closed more than 2% higher on Thursday, June 10, boosting Bezos’ net worth by $3.5 billion, while shares in Arnault’s luxury conglomerate LVMH slumped by nearly 1%, slashing $1.4 billion from his fortune.

Bezos’ net worth now stands at $193.5 billion, Forbes estimates, compared to Arnault’s $192.9 billion.

In the report, Forbes said it’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for the two titans, who have been trading the top spot back and forth. On May 24 and 25, Arnault briefly passed Bezos before the markets opened in New York and Amazon shares rose, giving the Amazon founder the upper hand. Then, on May 27, Anault took the lead and held it for two weeks.

Most of Bezos’ net worth is tied up in his Amazon shares. He owns about 10% of the e-commerce giant in addition to an estimated $19 billion worth of cash and investments, $500 million in real estate, plus aerospace company Blue Origin and the Washington Post.

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FG is not after Nigerians tweeting from any part of the world but those aiding Twitter to flout ban

FG is not after Nigerians tweeting from any part of the world but those aiding Twitter to flout ban - AGF Abubakar Malami

 The Attorney  General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has dismissed reports that his office will be prosecuting Nigerians who tweet despite the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.

In a chat with Vanguard, Malami said his office will not be prosecuting Nigerians residing in or out the country who are making use of the microblogging site but will go after any company or entity that offers to help Twitter bypass the suspension of its operations in the country.

Two days ago, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye, and the Senior Pastor of Deeper Life Church, Pastor Kumuyi, tweeted from their handles and many Nigerians had asked if the Minister would be carrying out his threat to prosecute Twitter defaulters, on the respected clergymen.

Reacting during the interview, Malami said;

“It is within their guaranteed fundamental right to tweet from anywhere in the world. Nigeria, being a democratic nation, cannot stop its citizens from exercising their rights of freedom of expression.  But our position on Twitter is clear: Anyone, whether individual or corporate institution that enables Twitter to circumvent the ban the Federal Government of Nigeria placed on the company, will be prosecuted.

Our statement outlining our position on June 1, 2021 did not ask the DPP to prosecute Nigerians using Twitter or any social media platform to express their view. But we are going to use the legal instruments at our disposal to go after those who aid and abet Twitter to continue to threaten our corporate existence as a nation.

It is clear from the barrage of insinuations and falsehood being orchestrated by some Nigerians and those trying to change the clear position of the Government of Nigeria to suit their whims and caprices and to whip up sentiments to hoodwink the people,   that they are up to some mischievous and sinister games, which the Federal Government will not condone.

At no time did we threaten any religious leader for using Twitter to express themselves. Neither did we indicate in any way that we were going after them. But mischief-makers were quick to mention names of religious leaders and give the impression that we were already in court to try them.

Let it be made clear that the Buhari administration being a people-centred government that relies on the rule of law, will never adopt any policy or programme that seeks to add pain or injury to the very people who elected it to serve them.

For the record, let it be made amply clear that the AGF, Abubakar Malami, is not after any Nigerian, tweeting from Nigeria or anywhere in the world but that any Nigerian company or entity that gives a helping hand for Twitter to escape the ban placed on it, will be dealt with,” Malami said

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Woman Cuts Off Her Husband’s Penis & Cooks It After Reportedly Killing Him

A Brazilian woman, Dayane Cristina Rodrigues Machado, has reportedly cut off her husband’s penis, cooked it after she killed him in alleged self-defense.

Dayane Cristina Rodrigues Machado, 33-year-old, was arrested by the police in Sao Goncalo, a Brazilian city on June 7.

Police were invited to the couple’s house in the neighborhood of Santa Catarina and found her husband’s naked and mutilated body.

According to the police, Cristina allegedly cut off her husband, Andre’s penis, and cooked it in soybean oil in a frying pan.

They added that the crime occurred around 4 am after the couple argued about splitting up.

The cops also recovered a kitchen knife from the crime scene which is believed to be the murder weapon she used in killing her husband.

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Woman Cuts Off Her Husband’s Penis & Cooks It After Reportedly Killing Him

Cristina has been arrested and charged for murder and corpse desecration.

According to reports from Brazil, the couple was together for 10 years and have 2 kids – an eight-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter. They also ran a pizzeria together.

However, they had been separated for 2 years but were still hanging out occasionally.

The couple stepped out to a snack bar on the night of the incident before the argument ensued, news site UOL reports.

Cristina’s lawyer, Carla Policarpo, said Andre threatened that if she couldn’t be with him, then she couldn’t be with anyone else, so she killed him in self-defense.

According to her lawyer: “He did not accept the end of the relationship and said that if she could not be with him, she could not be with anyone.”

However, Andre’s sister, Adriana Santos, claims the suspect killed her brother out of revenge because he once cheated on her.

Reports have it that the couple fought a lot and Christina once reported her husband to the police.

OccupyGh.com has gathered that investigation is ongoing.

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Rohr reveals venue of Super Eagles’ World Cup qualifier against Liberia

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has revealed that their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Liberia will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

This means Nigeria will return to the stadium where they hosted Lesotho in their last 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.

It was the national team’s first competitive game in the country’s commercial capital in 20 years.

Uyo had been home to the Super Eagles for years, but they have not played at the Akwa Ibom Stadium since 2020.

They are now set to continue in Lagos, with Rohr confirming it after the friendly match against Cameroon.

“The fans are welcome, we hope that the fans can come to the stadium in September, that this crazy pandemic which is making things difficult for everybody will allow them to be with us,” Rohr said.

“We have to start well in Lagos in the Teslim Balogun stadium,” he added.

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers were initially scheduled to start in June, but CAF moved it to September as some countries’ host stadiums did not meet FIFA’s standards.

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Man Slaps France President Emmanuel Macron In The Face

A man has slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face while he was on a presidential tour.

According to details gathered, France President Emmanuel Macron was on a tour in South East of France.

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Man Slaps France President Emmanuel Macron In The Face

While exchanging greetings with a group of people gathered, a man who got the chance to exchange greetings with him slapped him eventually.

A video of it has just surfaced on social media.

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World Environment Day: Quit addiction to fossil fuel – Environmental expert warns Nigeria

An environmental activist, Nnimo Bassey has called for the protection and restoration of Nigeria’s ecological systems by taking concrete steps to quit addiction to fossil fuel.

He urged Nigeria to transit to clean and safe community-driven renewable forms of energy that ensures harmony with nature.
The call comes as Nigeria joins the global community to mark the 2021 World Environment Day.

Nimmo speaking on behalf of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)also called attention to the dangers of continued use of harmful pesticides, herbicides, risky genetic engineering technology and massive destruction of ecosystems through reckless exploitation of nature.

The Director of HOMEF in a statement said the world is currently in an environmental emergency, which is why the United Nations emphasizes the world environmental day.

“One would have to be totally insensitive not to recognize that we are in a state of multiple environmental crises in the world today. No wonder many of the United Nations Days celebrations, such as the World Environment Day, are all hinged on restoring the environment.”

Meanwhile, with the theme of the 2021 World Environment Day is reading “Ecosystem Restoration”, Bassey maintained that it reinforces the conviction that something is wrong with the environment and that all hands must be on deck to save it.

‘‘For Nigeria, the message is that it must wean itself off fossil fuels addiction and transit to clean and safe community-driven renewable forms of energy that ensures harmony with nature.”

Bassey added that the resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depends on preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems protected and preserved for the benefit of present and future generations.

He explained that the World Environment Day 2021 emphasizes the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature as humans are completely dependent on the ecosystem for good health, water, food, medicines, clothes, shelter, and energy.

He said, “The health of humans and the health of the planet is One Health.”

“This is why we have to stop invading forest ecosystems, destroying homes of species and manipulating plants and animals for profit and by so doing, creating conditions for new diseases and pandemics”

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Mourinho names best centre-back in the world

New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has named Manchester City’s Ruben Dias as the best centre-back in world football ahead of Euro 2020.

Dias was on Saturday named Premier League player of the 2020/21 season after he led Man City to win the title.

The 24-year-old joined Pep Guardiola’s side from Benfica last September.

“Ruben Dias is the best centre-back in the world now,” Mourinho told The Sun.

“With his move to the Premier League with Manchester City, he’s getting a different level of knowledge.

“He’s a fantastic centre-back. And the one next to him, Pepe, is a 38-year-old with a lot of experience.

“That can be a strength for Portugal as they then have lots of talented players in attack.”

Man City’s Ruben Dias named FWA Player of the Year ahead of Kane, De Bruyne

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Why Super Eagles cannot play in World Cup semi-final – Rohr

Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted that he is not convinced of his players’ abilities to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

According to Rohr, most of his squad members do not play for the top clubs in Europe, like their African counterparts.

“They (other African countries) have players playing in the best teams in Europe, we don’t.

“Our players are playing in lower clubs. We don’t have these players like Egypt, like Senegal, like Ivory Coast who are playing in the biggest clubs. Our players are playing in clubs who are not the best ones.

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“Only Samuel Chukwueze won the Europa League with Villarreal. All others are fighting to stay in the league or are fighting to be starting players.

“When you see the world champions, France, the players are playing for Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United.

“When we have players in the biggest teams, then we can say we have a chance to get to the semi-final of the World Cup,” Rohr told ESPN.

North Korea withdraw from 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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Coronavirus:’China should pay ten trillion dollars to America and the world for death and destruction caused’

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Former US President, Donald Trump is demanding that China pays ten trillion dollars for its role in the coronavirus pandemic as he added to growing calls for US health expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci to explain exactly how much he knew about work being done at the Wuhan Institute of virology, China.

Donald Trump publicly feuded with Dr. Anthony Fauci throughout 2020 and is now claiming victory amid growing questions over how much his then adviser, Fauci knew about work being done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Chinese laboratory is at the center of conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus came out from a scientific facility rather than jumped the species barrier naturally.

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Fauci’s role in the early days of the crisis is under fresh scrutiny after two news organizations obtained his emails under a Freedom of Information request.

In particular, Republicans claim the communications show Fauci knew the Wuhan Institute of Virology – at the center of  the lab leak hypothesis for the origins of the COVID-19 crisis – was carrying out experiments with genetically engineered coronaviruses.

They also show he was warned of the possibility of a lab leak at a time when he was publicly insisting the pandemic emerged naturally by jumping from an animal host to human.

In a statement on Thursday, June 3, Trump derided Fauci by claiming he (Trump) saved hundreds of thousands of lives by resisting Fauci’s guidance on everything from closing borders, developing vaccines and wearing masks.

‘Now everyone, even the so-called “enemy,” are beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from the Wuhan Lab,’ Trump said.

‘The correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore.

‘China should pay ten trillion Dollars to America, and the world, for the death and destruction they have caused.’ 

Trump demanded to find out how much Fauci really knew about the Wuhan lab.

‘There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci,’ he said.

‘The funding of Wuhan by the U.S. was foolishly started by the Obama administration in 2014 but ended under the Trump administration.

‘When I heard about it, I said “no way.”

‘What did Dr. Fauci know about “gain of function” research, and when did he know it?’

 Fauci says his emails obtained by Buzzfeed News and the Washington Post have been taken out of context.

‘I have always said, and will say today to you … that I still believe the most likely origin is from an animal species to a human, but I keep an absolutely open mind that if there may be other origins of that, there may be another reason, it could have been a lab leak,’ he told CNN

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Female MP Sacked From Parliament For Wearing Tight Dress (PHOTOS)

A female Member of Parliament in Tanzania has been sacked from the Parliament House for wearing a skimpy tight dress to the house.

The female MP was walked out after a fellow colleague raised complaints about her way of dressing.

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Female MP Sacked From Parliament For Wearing Tight Dress

She was thrown out by the speaker after several complaints were made by colleague legislators who deemed his Dressing as inappropriate for government business.

The speaker of Parliament who listened to the concerns of some of the legislators bemoaning the way Madam codester dresses to Parliament, ordered her to walk out.

The complaint was made by Hussein Amar, a Muslim PM who criticised her for Dressing indecently to Parliament.

The legislator opined that Parliament mirrors society hence the dress mode should be decent for the citizenry to emulate.

“Parliament is a mirror of society and Tanzania, and some of our sisters are wearing strange clothes and are legislators. What are they showing to the society?,” he said.

The speaker ordered her to walk out and dress properly if she was to return to Parliament. The issue occurred on the 1st of June, 2021.

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Alien Figure Seen Walking Along Bridge In Middle Of Night (VIDEO)

An alien life figure has been spotted walking along a bridge in the middle of the night in India as per a new video that has just surfaced.

The video sighted by OccupyGh.com was reportedly filmed on Friday, May 28, walking on the newly-constructed bridge near Chadwa Dam in the Hazaribagh area, Jharkland, eastern India.

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Alien Figure Seen Walking Along Bridge In Middle Of Night (VIDEO)

In the video, the creature with long arms and legs, pale white skin, and a skinny torso is seen walking in the middle of the road as motorcyclists swerve out of the way to avoid the figure.

The figure then stops and stares at them, before continuing its slow walk.

People have been arguing on Twitter, with some saying it’s a ghost, others said it’s an alien, and some opined that it was just a naked human.

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Tiwa Savage Is The Nigerian Female Singer Taking The World By Storm

Tiwatope Savage is a Nigerian songwriter and singer taking the world by storm with her eye on international recognition.


Tiwa Savage was born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

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Her parents were initially hesitant about her decision to pursue music, so to quell their fears she decided to study Business Administration at the University of Kent. Later, she attended Berklee College of Music after realizing that her itch to perform was too great to ignore.
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After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012. She made an appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album Solar Plexus.

Her debut studio album Once Upon a Time was released on the 3rd of July 2013. It was supported by seven singles: “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”. The album was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and for Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2014.
Read Also: KOKOnista Of The Day: Queen Latifah Is The Original Queen Of Hip HopSavage’s second studio album R.E.D was released on 19 December 2015. It yielded two singles: “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation”. In June 2016, Savage signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation. In September 2017, she released her debut EP Sugarcane. R.E.D and Sugarcane have both been nominated for Best Album at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

In November 2020, Savage won Best African Act at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category. In May 2020, she announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records. Savage sings in English and Yoruba; her music is a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, pop and hip-hop. Savage’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned her several achievements. She has been involved in youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects and has raised funds to build schools in Nigeria. Tiwa Savage Is All Shades Of Sexy In Black Tiwa Savage Tiwa Savage Tiwa Savage Tiwa Savage on Billboard Magazine Tiwa Savage To Drop Not 1 But 2 Jams In 2 Days TIWA SAVAGE

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Chelsea’s Mason Mount names best team in the world

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has named the Blues as the best team in the world.

Mount said this after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday night in Porto to win the 2020/21 Champion League.

The England international provided a key assist to Kai Havertz against Man City as Chelsea won their first Champions League since 2012.

“I can’t put it into words. It is impossible,” Mount told BT Sport.

“I just mentioned then that I have played in two finals for Chelsea and we lost them both.

“The way that hurt … It’s all I have dreamt of winning a trophy with Chelsea. To go all the way in the Champions League. We played some tough teams. We are in the final and we won it. It is such a special occasion.

“At this moment in time, we are the best team in the world. You can’t take that away from us.

“What a team Man City are. You have seen what they did in the Premier League. It was such a tough game. We got a goal and defended the whole game. We left everything on the line and we won.”

“It’s unbelievable. My dad has just come down from the stands. I burst into tears seeing him. I thank my family for everything.”

Mount made 54 total appearances for Chelsea this season.

The 22-year-old scored nine goals and registered nine assists for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

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A woman has reportedly left her husband after another man who lives abroad ‘offered her a better alternative.’

A Twitter user who shared the story narrated how the husband got married to the woman and brought her to Lagos where he gave her a smartphone to keep her busy while he goes to work.

However, this woman probably influenced by her own ulterior motives, was easily swayed by the advances of the man based outside Nigeria. It emerged from the narrative that the man touched down in Nigeria and this married woman moved in with him after telling her husband that she was going to meet someone in Abuja.

The Twitter user shared;

”A guy met you, liked you. Proposed and married you and brought you to Lagos, bought you a big phone to at least keep you busy once he goes out to find what both of you will eat, you now used the phone to start chatting another guy abroad.

You guys planned to meet up you lied to Your husband to visit your sister in Abuja, and went to meet your lover, that one no do you.

The guy she went to meet has money she called the husband saying she is not interested in the marriage again. This guy has begged cried and all but this babe no Even Change mind.

The family have seen money and they’re saying the guy should leave their daughter alone, omo some of you women are heartless

No empathy. Just three months of marriage you’re putting your man is so much pain. This guy wan mad. Some of you are dragons. I felt so bad seeing this guy today…”

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“The World Is So Much Bigger Than Your Brain”

A medical doctor identified as Mrs Arikeade Oni-Salawu has been kidnapped by suspected gunmen in Oyo State.

According to reports, Mrs Oni-Salawu who happens to be the wife of the youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo, Areokuta Salawu was whisked away at the entrance gate of her house in Aromolaran area of Ibadan at about 10 pm. The incident was said to have happened on Sunday, May 23.

The medical doctor, who was returning from the clinic, was said to have alighted from her workplace ambulance to open the gate when armed men unexpectedly appeared and abducted her right in front of her husband, who was driving behind her.

Ghgossip gathered that the gunmen took the phones of the APC youth leader thus leaving the phone of their victim behind.

The aide of Areokuta Salawu told Nigerian Tribune about the incident, he said;

“The APC youth leader called me at about 4.30 am to tell me that his wife was kidnapped at about 10pm yesterday. In fact, he is still in shock at the incident. His wife, a medical doctor, was returning from the clinic and was driving the ambulance while her husband drove his own car. The wife had the gate key and alighted to open the gate. Suddenly, gunmen emerged from nowhere and kidnapped her. They only left the wife’s phone and took away the husband’s phones.” the associate narrated. 

Meanwhile, a kidnapper who infiltrated school in Abuja under the guise of picking up his child before it closed has been arrested.

In viral footage, the man is seen being interrogated while screaming at the top of his voice, trying to take his wards away over what he calls disregard.

Staff from the elementary school gathered around him, and one of them insisted that he list the name and class of his ward.He correctly identified one Chisom and her sister and was able to accompany them out, but his luck ran out as they were escorted out and ran into Chisom’s biological father.

The school officials arrested the alleged kidnapper after the befuddled father raised an alarm. He received a very hot slap from the security man who handcuffed him and took him to the police station. WATCH VIDEO

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“SunTrust Is The Most Useless Bank In The World” – Davido Blasts Bank

Over the weekend the 2021 Billboard Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Weeknd took home 10 awards, including top artiste. Pop Smoke won five, including top new artists, and BTS and Bad Bunny each earned four.

The show was hosted by Nick Jonas, the ceremony also honored Pink as the Icon, Drake went home with the artist of the decade, and Trae Tha Truth was awarded the Change Maker.
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Top Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Gabby Barrett
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Pop Smoke **WINNER**
Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Female Artist
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Duo/Group
AC/DC
AJR
BTS **WINNER**
Dan + Shay
Maroon 5


Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Post Malone
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Hot 100 Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Dua Lipa
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Streaming Songs Artist
DaBaby
Drake **WINNER**
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS **WINNER**
Megan Thee Stallion
*Morgan Wallen
The Weeknd


Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Lewis Capaldi
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)
BLACKPINK
BTS **WINNER**
Ariana Grande
SB19
Seventeen

Top R&B Artist
Jhené Aiko
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Doja Cat
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Female Artist
Jhené Aiko
Doja Cat **WINNER**
SZA

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 23: 2021 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Drake accepts Artist of the Decade with son Adonis on stage during the 2021 Billboard Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on May 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. — (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Top Rap Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Male Artist
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion **WINNER**
Saweetie

Top Country Artist
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**

Top Country Male Artist
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**


Top Country Female Artist
Gabby Barrett **WINNER**
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line **WINNER**
Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist
AC/DC
AJR
Five Finger Death Punch **WINNER**
Machine Gun Kelly
twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist
Becky G
Karol G **WINNER**
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Eslabón Armado **WINNER**
Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Kygo
Lady Gaga **WINNER**
Marshmello
Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Elevation Worship **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Maverick City Music
Kanye West **WINNER**

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album
Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
The Weeknd, After Hours **WINNER**

Top Rap Album
DaBaby, BLAME IT ON BABY
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**

Top Country Album
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Sam Hunt, SOUTHSIDE
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Carrie Underwood, My Gift
*Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album **WINNER**

Top Rock Album
AC/DC, Power Up
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
Glass Animals, Dreamland
Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall **WINNER**
Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album
Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG **WINNER**
J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
Gryffin, Gravity
Kygo, Golden Hour
Lady Gaga, Chromatica **WINNER**
Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album
Bethel Music, Peace
Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
Carrie Underwood, My Gift **WINNER**
We The Kingdom, Holy Water
Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album
Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 **WINNER**
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
Kierra Sheard, Kierra

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” ** WINNER**

Top Streaming Song
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
BTS “Dynamite” **WINNER
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
Harry Styles “Adore You”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope” **WINNER**
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song
Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R. “B.S.”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo “Intentions”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat “Say So”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” **WINNER**

Top Rap Song
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”

Top Country Song

Jason Aldean “Got What I Got”
Gabby Barrett “I Hope” **WINNER**
Lee Brice “One of Them Girls”
*Morgan Wallen “Chasin’ You”
*Morgan Wallen “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song
AJR “Bang!” **WINNER**
All Time Low ft. blackbear “Monsters”
Glass Animals “Heat Waves”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear “my ex’s best friend”
twenty-one pilots “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song
Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti” **WINNER**
Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái”
Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Lady Gaga “Stupid Love”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”
SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” **WINNER**
Surf Mesa ft. Emilee “ily (i love you baby)”
Topic & A7S “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song
Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake “Graves Into Gardens” **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly “TOGETHER”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship “The Blessing (Live)”
Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson “Famous For (I Believe)”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne “Speak To Me”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music “Movin’ On”
Marvin Sapp “Thank You For It All”
Tye Tribbett “We Gon’ Be Alright”
Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood” **WINNER**


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“The World Is So Much Bigger Than Your Brain, Stop Living Inside Your Head”- Naira Marley

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards took place on Sunday night, May 23, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with 500-600 attendees following all pandemic safety protocols.

The ceremony, which celebrates chart success was hosted by Nick Jonas.

Producer DJ Khaled opened the show with singer-songwriter H.E.R. and rap group Migos, performing their collaboration We Going Crazy.

Doja Cat and SZA were also among the early performers with their song Kiss Me More.

Canadian singer, The Weeknd led the way in nominations with 16 and won seven awards, including the top male artist. The singer also won the first award handed out on the live telecast, for top Hot 100 artist.

Drake, who holds the title for most Billboard Music Award wins of all time, received the Artist of the Decade Award. He was introduced by a group of his family and friends and came out onstage with his 3-year-old son, Adonis Graham.

Full list of winners at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

“That video was really full of a lot of confidence and bravado but the truth is I’m really bad at taking compliments,” he said of a video touting his accomplishment that aired before he took the stage. “Even if I do a good job I always wonder, how could I have done it better?”

He continued: “I didn’t really write a grandiose speech about how to make it work or what it took because to be really honest with you, I don’t quite understand it myself. …. I just know that I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight for once I’m sure as hell we’ve done something right.”

See the complete list of winners. Category winners are in bold.

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Gabby Barrett
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Pop Smoke **WINNER**
Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Female Artist
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Duo/Group
AC/DC
AJR
BTS **WINNER**
Dan + Shay
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Post Malone
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Hot 100 Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Dua Lipa
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Streaming Songs Artist
DaBaby
Drake **WINNER**
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS **WINNER**
Megan Thee Stallion
*Morgan Wallen
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Lewis Capaldi
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)
BLACKPINK
BTS **WINNER**
Ariana Grande
SB19
Seventeen

Top R&B Artist
Jhené Aiko
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Doja Cat
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Female Artist
Jhené Aiko
Doja Cat **WINNER**
SZA

Top Rap Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Male Artist
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion **WINNER**
Saweetie

Top Country Artist
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**

Top Country Male Artist
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**

Top Country Female Artist
Gabby Barrett **WINNER**
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line **WINNER**
Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist
AC/DC
AJR
Five Finger Death Punch **WINNER**
Machine Gun Kelly
twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist
Becky G
Karol G **WINNER**
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Eslabón Armado **WINNER**
Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Kygo
Lady Gaga **WINNER**
Marshmello
Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Elevation Worship **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Maverick City Music
Kanye West **WINNER**

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album
Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
The Weeknd, After Hours **WINNER**

Top Rap Album
DaBaby, BLAME IT ON BABY
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**

Top Country Album
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Sam Hunt, SOUTHSIDE
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Carrie Underwood, My Gift
*Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album **WINNER**

Top Rock Album
AC/DC, Power Up
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
Glass Animals, Dreamland
Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall **WINNER**
Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album
Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG **WINNER**
J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
Gryffin, Gravity
Kygo, Golden Hour
Lady Gaga, Chromatica **WINNER**
Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album
Bethel Music, Peace
Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
Carrie Underwood, My Gift **WINNER**
We The Kingdom, Holy Water
Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album
Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 **WINNER**
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
Kierra Sheard, Kierra

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” ** WINNER**

Top Streaming Song
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
BTS “Dynamite” **WINNER
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
Harry Styles “Adore You”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope” **WINNER**
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song
Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R. “B.S.”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo “Intentions”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat “Say So”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” **WINNER**

Top Rap Song
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”

Top Country Song

Jason Aldean “Got What I Got”
Gabby Barrett “I Hope” **WINNER**
Lee Brice “One of Them Girls”
*Morgan Wallen “Chasin’ You”
*Morgan Wallen “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song
AJR “Bang!” **WINNER**
All Time Low ft. blackbear “Monsters”
Glass Animals “Heat Waves”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear “my ex’s best friend”
twenty one pilots “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song
Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti” **WINNER**
Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái”
Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Lady Gaga “Stupid Love”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”
SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” **WINNER**
Surf Mesa ft. Emilee “ily (i love you baby)”
Topic & A7S “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song
Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake “Graves Into Gardens” **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly “TOGETHER”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship “The Blessing (Live)”
Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson “Famous For (I Believe)”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne “Speak To Me”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music “Movin’ On”
Marvin Sapp “Thank You For It All”
Tye Tribbett “We Gon’ Be Alright”
Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood” **WINNER**