Drake sets record for most single-year Billboard Music Awards

Dion described the experience as "emotional", telling Billboard that she had to "hold [her] tears" during the performance.

Her second outfit featured her massive, signature curly wig, complemented by a matching black motorcycle jacket, revealing body suit, and knee-high boots.

By then, Drake had already racked up 12 BBMAs - 10 in the pre-telecast categories, and one earlier in the show for Top Male Artist - on his way to a record-breaking 13 victories, which he achieved with the evening's final honor, Top Artist, to overtake Adele's previous record of 12 in 2012. "It's insane we're all here on earth for a limited amount of time and we've got to show love while we're here", the Toronto rapper stated before giving a sweet shout out to close friends and collaborators Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne.

Lauded as the most coveted honour awarded by Billboard for music, the 2017 Billboard Music Awards has announced Cher, legendary pop star, as the recipient of the "Icon Award".

The 20-year-old took on I Have Questions in its entirety for her encore number and the performance was certainly unique as it featured two interpretive dancers, hundreds of red petals, and some nifty camerawork which made certain moments move backwards in time.

The rapper's son CJ Wallace told the audience: "I know my father's looking down on all of us tonight". That is not an applause thing; I'm 71 yesterday!

"I want to thank my mom because, when I was really young, my mom said, 'You're not gonna be the smartest, you're not gonna be the prettiest, you're not gonna be the most talented, but you're gonna be special'". And I just have to say I think luck has so much to do with my success.

  • Salvatore Jensen