Celebs Strutting in Sandals On the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

Drake was presented with the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's eldest son.

Twenty One Pilots and Beyoncé were also big winners on the night, with five awards, while The Chainsmokers earned four.

Drake one-upped Adele for Billboard Music Awards' winning streaks in a almost clean sweep.

But other big names showed up.

True to her flamboyant ways, Cher drew oohs and aahs with a crystal bodysuit with pink, heart-shaped pasties before changing to a black wig, fishnets and leather jacket to perform, reported People magazine.

"I want to say Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight", he said, before quashing his beef with rapper Ludacris. "We love you. I'm like a year away from a Celine tat" pointing at his rib cage. By winning 13 BBMAs, Drake became one of the top 10 musical artists who have won the most BBMAs.

Closer inspection - don't judge now - reveals that the particular section of Cher's outfit Twitter is referring to was made from an opaque, nude-coloured fabric, unlike the see-through material which makes up most of the rest of her costume.

Remember when Cher wore a sheer feathered jumpsuit in 1974 during the Met Gala?

Nicki Minaj opened the show with a almost 10-minute hit medley as she sported a bondage-inspired suit of spikes and cuffs, while Celine Dion marked the 20th anniversary of the Hollywood blockbuster "Titanic" by singing its theme "My Heart Will Go On".

Florida Georgia Line and John Legend (right) perform at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 22, 2017.

Dan Reynolds of the rock band Imagine Dragons led a moment of silence for Chris Cornell, who died Thursday. Dressed in all white, the "Hotline Bling" hitmaker was surrounded by water and fireworks while performing his song "Gyalchester". Cabello went tribal in a dance-heavy performance surrounded by pyrotechnics, pulling off her vocals without a hitch.

After Minaj finally admitted earlier this year that her relationship with longtime boyfriend Meek Mill is done and over with, many started speculating that Drake was already making his moves on her as the two were spotted together in several sightings.

Nicki Minaj opening the show with a nine-minute performance featuring Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason Derulo.

  • Salvatore Jensen