They beat out Imagine Dragons, twenty one pilots, YUNGBLUD and many others

One of the major award ceremonies in the U.S., Billboard Music Awards 2020, finally took place on Thursday, October 14. The event happened at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and was broadcast live from NBC. Originally scheduled for April, the show had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Well, it isn’t in any way jaw-dropping that most awards went to already-everyone’s-favorites Post Malone and Billie Eilish. To be more precise, Post Malone made history, winning a mindboggling nine awards. But who are the renowned BBMA winners in the Rock categories this year?

Those with the highest hopes! By that we mean Panic! At The Disco beat their opponents once again. Last year’s winner for their triumphant track ‘High Hopes’ took home the Top Rock Song award the second time in a row with ‘Hey Look Ma, I Made It’. It is the first act to win Top Rock Song twice since the BBMAs were relaunched. Among the band’s rivals were Imagine Dragons and twenty one pilots for two tracks, ‘The Hype’ and ‘Chlorine’.

But if you are convinced that Billboard Music Awards are too pop-driven, you’ll be surprised to find out another important rock trophy went to the conceptual guys from Tool! The band got the award in Top Rock Album category for their highly acclaimed record Fear Inoculum. However, such legendary acts as Metallica and The Rolling Stones, nominated twice (Top Rock Tour and Top Touring Artist), left empty-handed. The respective awards landed in the hands of Elton John and Pink.

See the list of Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners in rock categories below. Do you agree with the results? Who of those deserved to win, you think? Let us know – join us on AlteRock Facebook and AlteRock Twitter!

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards winners in rock categories:

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco winner
Tame Impala
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Album
The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum” winner
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Rock Song
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” winner
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

Top Rock Tour
Elton John winner
The Rolling Stones

Top Touring Artist
Elton John
P!nk winner
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran