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The Kid LAROI leads Aussie winners at Billboard Music Awards

Media Published Wednesday 18 May 2022
Clockwise from top left: The Kid LAROI, PNAU, Sid Mallick, Khaled Rohaim

The Kid LAROI takes home five awards for his global hit 'Stay' with Justin Bieber.

PNAU's 'Cold Heart' Remix with Elton John and Dua Lipa wins; Sydney writer/producers Khaled Rohaim and Sid Mallick contribute to Doja Cat's Top R&B Album.

Aussie and Kiwi nominees and contributors include Joel Little, Masked Wolf, Tyron Hapi, RÜFÜS DU SOL and more.

The winning streak continues for The Kid LAROI with five wins at this year's Billboard Music Awards, held in Las Vegas on Sunday, 15 May local time. Following his trio of wins at this year's APRA Music Awards, he won five trophies for his monster hit with Justin Bieber 'Stay': Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Collaboration, Top Billboard 200 Song and Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song. He was also nominated for Top New Artist, Top Rap Album and Top Radio Song.

PNAU's sublime remix of the Elton John and Dua Lipa duet 'Cold Heart' won Top Dance/Electronic Song. Rolling Stone highlighted the track on release, "The new 'Cold Heart' track features interpolations of John’s 1989 ballad 'Sacrifice' with his 1972 smash 'Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time),' 1983’s 'Kiss the Bride,' and 1976’s 'Where’s the Shoorah?' as the songs get a groove-tipped refresh in the mashup."

One of Australia's busiest behind-the-scenes songwriter/producer, Khaled Rohaim, along with Sydney-based rising-star Sid Mallick are credited on Doja Cat's 'Love to Dream' from Planet Her, the winner for Top R&B Album.

Honourees are selected based on Billboard chart performance. In addition to the homegrown winners, a number of Australian and New Zealand songwriters and producers figured in to the 2022 nominations. Take a look below for the full list.

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - 'Stay'

Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

Doja Cat - Love to Dream