Billboard Music Awards: BTS, First K-Pop Group To Receive Trophy

Drake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

Drake - the Toronto hip-hop star who has commanded the charts with a string of catchy hits including "One Dance", "Hotline Bling" and "Fake Love" - edged out the record of the English balladeer Adele, who won 12 awards in 2012 in the wake of her breakthrough song "Someone Like You". At the end of the BBMAs, Drake racked up his 13th award when he won the last award given of the night, the BBMA for Top Artist.

Channelling her Bob Mackie black leotard look, it looked as if Cher walked straight out of her "If I Could Turn Back Time" music video and right into 2017 - complete with see-through panels and thigh-highs. Hudgens also sang some of Celine Dion's "I'm Your Lady" (Dion will perform later in the show).

Other musical artists who were up for the BBMA for Top Artist were the Chainsmokers, Beyonce, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, twenty one pilots, Rihanna, the Weeknd, Ariana Grande and Adele.

We all knew the Canadian songstress' touching performance of "My Heart Will Go On" would bring down the house, but no one could have anticipated her epic, hard-to-describe cloud dress.

The music award show honoured the best of artistes of 2016.

Miley Cyrus, John Legend, The Chainsmokers and Lorde also performed on the night. Her performance marked the iconic singer's first awards show performance in 15 years, and she managed to rock the whole stage with her appearance.

Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was called a "true innovator" after his death last week.

As Cher performed her huge hit "Believe", Celine and all the reporters gathered around the monitor.

Cher, who has had a career lasting more than five decades, collected the award after treating the audience at the T-Mobile Arena to performances of Believe and Turn Back Time.

The rapper was presented the top artist awards by Prince Michael Jackson, the eldest son of the late singer.

Blake Shelton took home the award for top country artist, and top country song went to Florida Georgia Line.

Co-host Vanessa Hudgens impersonated Minaj's rap style at the top of the show, and it was the first of the many good moments for the actress and singer Sunday night.

"I felt like the luckiest guy in the room 'cause Gwen was here with me anyway", he said.

  • Salvatore Jensen