Drake breaks record for most wins at the Billboard Music Awards

Drake, who also won top artist, top male artist and top rap album for "Views", later posed for photographers surrounded by his microphone-shaped trophies.

Gwen Stefani (L) presents Cher with the Billboard Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 71-year-old singer took to the stage to perform two of her biggest hits - Believe and Turn Back Time - and she showed she's still got it.

Since February, the entertainer has been hitting the Las Vegas stage for the "Classic Cher" residency show exclusively at the Park Theater inside the Monte Carlo hotel, and on Sunday, she gave fans a taste of her Vegas act at the Billboard Awards.

Singer Beyoncé Knowles earned Top Female Artist, Zayn Malik was awarded Top New Artist and Blake Shelton (Country), Beyoncé (R&B), Twenty One Pilots (Rock), Juan Gabriel (Latin), The Chainsmokers (Dance/Electronic) and Lauren Daigle (Christian) and Kirk Franklin (Gospel) won top artist honours in their respective genres.

We see you, Drake.

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"I know my father's looking down on all of us tonight and all of this love and support", the 20-year-old aspiring rapper said.

However, things changed thanks to a public beef with Minaj's now ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill, a feud that put Nicki and Drake at odds with one another.

If it wasn't for Celine Dion's show-stopping performance, Drake would have put on the best show of the night. Serenading us with a medley comprised of "No Frauds", "Light My Body Up", "Swalla", and "Regret In Your Tears", the Queens rapper brought out Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason Derulo as accents to her swag. Eastern and airs live on both coasts on ABC.

Drake looked less than impressed, her co-presenter Ludacris didn't have any idea what was going on and Vanessa turned the staircase into her personal catwalk.

  • Salvatore Jensen