Post Malone was the big winner at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, taking home nine prizes including top artist.

Eight of his trophies were delivered in a cart by host Kelly Clarkson, who pushed them towards him “Covid-style”.

“I can’t touch you, so I had to wheel it out,” joked the singer.

The three-hour ceremony, which was originally scheduled for April, was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. While many artists performed in person, there was no live audience.

Due to the delay, the show mostly celebrated hits from last year, with Lil Nas X taking home four prizes for his hit single Old Town Road.

Many of the winners and performers used the televised ceremony to urge fans to vote in the US presidential election.

Accepting the top song sales artist prize, Lizzo delivered an impassioned speech while wearing a dress emblazoned with the word “vote”.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about suppression, and the voices that refuse to be suppressed,” she said. “Let me tell y’all something. When people try to suppress something, it’s normally because that thing holds power. They’re afraid of your power.

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