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John Mayer Receives Legend of Live Award; Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift & More Win at Billboard Live Music Awards

The first day of the Billboard Live Music Summit concluded with the Billboard Live Music Awards on Tuesday at the Montage in Beverly Hills, hosted by comedian Roy Wood Jr.

The first day of the Billboard Live Music Summit concluded with the Billboard Live Music Awards on Tuesday at the Montage in Beverly Hills. With comedian Roy Wood Jr. handling the hosting duties, some of the biggest names in the music industry were celebrated and took home awards.

The night’s highest honor went to recent Billboard cover star John Mayer, who took home the Legend of Live Award for his extensive touring career and ongoing contributions to the industry. In his acceptance speech, Mayer told the audience that he manages to get the job done thanks to the friends that he’s working with while on the road, saying they eventually become his family. He closed out the ceremony with a standing ovation from the audience.


Other honorees for the evening included Shawn Mendes, who accepted the inaugural artist of the year award; Live Nation’s Kelly Stelbasky, receiving the inaugural Chip Hooper award; and first-ever comedian of the year Sebastian Maniscalco.

Big award winners for the evening also included Post Malone, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Post edged out Cardi B and Maluma for the breakthrough artist award, Swift won the top U.S. tour award and Sheeran was the top world tour winner.

See the full list of winners below.

Breakthrough Artist:
Cardi B   
Post Malone – WINNER

Top World Tour:

Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Taylor Swift

Top U.S. Tour:
Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Ed Sheeran?
Taylor Swift – WINNER

Top Tour & Top Draw:
Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Taylor Swift

Top Comedy Tour:
Kevin Hart – WINNER
Sebastian Maniscalco?
Chris Rock

Top Festival:
Life is Beautiful Festival
Lollapalooza Brazil
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival – WINNER

Top Agency:

Concert Marketing and Promotion:
Travis Scott x Red Bull, Lyft, Snapchat + American Express for the ASTROWORLD Album & Tour Launch   
Marshmello x Bumble   
Khalid x Hollister – WINNER

Top Manager:
Andrew Gertler   
Sharon Osbourne
Dre London – WINNER 

Top Arena
The Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
Madison Square Garden, New York – WINNER
O2 Arena, London

Top Venue (Under 10,000 Seats):
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
Radio City Music Hall, New York – WINNER
Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Top Venue (Under 5.000 Seats):
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas – WINNER
Fox Theatre, Atlanta
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Top Club (Under 2,000 Capacity):
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn – WINNER
The Showroom at the Flamingo, Las Vegas

Top Amphitheater:
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles – WINNER

Top Promoters:
Frontier Touring Group
Live Nation – WINNER

Top Independent Promoter:
Another Planet Entertainment
T4F-Time For Fun

Top Boxscore:
Ed Sheeran?
Wembley Stadium, London
June 14 – 17, 2018 (4 shows)

Taylor Swift
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
July 20 – 22, 2018 (2 shows)

Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Oct. 19 – 25, 2017 (4 shows)