Billboard crowned its 2018 Billboard Music Awards winners on Sunday night (May 20). Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton were among the most-nominated artists at this year's iteration of the annual awards show, so it should be no surprise that they both took home trophies.

Before the ceremony began, Stapleton had already cleaned up in a number of the country categories: The singer-songwriter was, earlier in the evening, announced as the winner of Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album. Hunt, meanwhile, took home Top Country Song during the final hour of the awards ceremony broadcast.

"My wife: Thank you for being so selfless this past year, sacrificing so much for me and our future," Hunt said from stage. "To all of my fans, we love you and appreciate you."

A complete list of the country winners at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards is below. Nominees for the Billboard Music Awards are determined through, per Billboard, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and streaming, touring, social engagement and key interactions with music fans. Billboard and its data partners track all of the factors over the 12-month period prior to the nominations announcement.

2018 Billboard Music Awards: Country Winners List

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER

Top Country Male Artist

Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER

Top Country Female Artist

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris -- WINNER

Top Country Duo / Group Artist

Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan -- WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Top Country Album

Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 -- WINNER
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Country Song

Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road” -- WINNER
Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Top Christian Album

Elevation Worship, There Is a Cloud
Hillsong United, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection -- WINNER
MercyMe, Lifer

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Camila Cabello -- WINNER
Cardi B
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Drake -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Top Selling Album

Kendrick Lamar, Damn
Pink, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation -- WINNER

Top Selling Song

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, "Despacito" -- WINNER
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Country Stars Walk the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

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