Music stars Burna Boy and Rema made history at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, as they became the first-ever winners of the Afrobeats awards.

Burna Boy emerged victorious in the Top Afrobeats Artist category, beating out stiff competition from Wizkid, Tems, and Rema.

Meanwhile, Rema’s “Calm Down” remix featuring Selena Gomez also beat competition from Ayra Starr’s “Rush”, Oxlade’s “Ku Lo Sa”, Libianca’s “People”, and Victony’s “Soweto” with Rema and Don Toliver to clinch the prize for the maiden Top Afrobeats Song category.

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However “Calm Down” remix lost in the Top Billboard Global 200 song, Top Billboard Collaboration, Top Billboard Excl. U.S. Song, and Top Radio Song categories.

The top winner of this year’s 2023 Billboard Music Awards are American singers Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift with Morgan going home with a total of 11 awards and Taylor following closely with 10 awards.

Additionally, this year’s show introduced nine new categories: Top Hot 100 songwriter, Top Hot 100 producer, Top Rock Duo/Group, Top Global K-pop Artist, Top K-pop Tour, Top K-pop Album, Top Global K-pop Song, Top Afrobeats Artist and Top Afrobeats Song.