Drake just broke a record previously held by Adele
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 23:24
Drake was a high roller in Las Vegas, beating Adele's record for most wins at the Billboard Music Awards.
The Billboard Awards will be held Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where more awards will be announced.
Miley Cyrus sang her breezy new single, "Malibu", delivering a sound and muted style that marked a departure from the hits that made her a pop star years ago.
Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. With the streams of water and fireworks timed to his song, "Gyalchester", the Canadian rapper danced around a platform in the water. BBMA co-host Ludacris put it best: "wow, wow, wow!" The Chainsmokers, who tied Drake with 22 nominations, won four awards, while other top winners, Beyonce and twenty one pilots, both won five each, but did not attend.
Along with show-stopping performance, Cher also brought the audience to a tizzy when she received the coveted Icon Award.
At 71, Cher looked awesome and even bragged that she can hold a five-minute plank (and we 100 percent believe her based on those incredible abs).
She noted she was told early on that she never was the most attractive or the most talented, but she was special and added that "luck has so much to do with my success with a little bit of something thrown in". Cornell died Thursday after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit.
A leader of the grunge movement spreading out of Seattle, the 52-year-old will be buried Friday in Los Angeles.
The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker lost RenÃ© Angelil to cancer in January previous year, and Lea - whose boyfriend Corey Monteith died from a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol in 2013 - praised the singer for holding herself with "dignity and respect" throughout the ordeal. She impressed early with her rapping skills to show her love for Nicki Minaj, then tried a heartfelt rendition of Dion's "The Power of Love".
Plus, all that time at the podium gave him plenty of time to flirt with Vanessa Hudgens on live television during an acceptance speech, praise Nicki Minaj, and shout out his dad's incredible purple suit.
Footage from the award-winning film played in the background as she sang. She was teary eyed at the end of the performance. "He was a prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages and a philanthropic whose Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation helped so many children around the world".