The 5 Biggest Jaw-Droppers — Billboard Music Awards

Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a victor: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning.

She receiving the Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award from Gwen Stefani.

It certainly helped Minaj, 34, get Drake's attention - he called her the "love of his life" as he picked up one of his many gongs.

K-pop group BTS beat the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to win the top social artist award. Beckinsale bestowed the honor upon Drake, who cleaned up with 13 awards in total.

The legendary singer appeared at the Billboard Musis Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday for her first public performance in 15 years.

Celine Dion is the great performer undoubtedly, and this woman is able to surprise her fans as well.

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.

She could even be seen yelling from the audience, "What about me?"

During her speech, Cher revealed, "I think luck has so much to do with my success".

Dressed to excess as usual, she wore a heart pastie over her left breast for one song.

Performances from remote locations are usually hit or miss, and while Sheeran's performance didn't steal the show, he did perform a ideal rendition of his hit song, "Castle on the Hill".

Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was called a "true innovator" after his death last week. "It's insane that we're all here on Earth for a limited amount of time, and we need to show love while we're here", he said from the stage. While her performance wasn't the evening's most memorable, at least it didn't do her any harm.

Onstage, Drake told Vanessa Hudgens she looked attractive. She recently broke Aretha Franklin's record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist.

Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will host the show, which begins at 8 p.m.

When asked why she thought the signature song from Titanic was an instant classic, she said "I think it's because it was not supposed to be a part of the movie, period".

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

The Chainsmokers picked up three awards before the ceremony: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, and Top Dance/Electronic Song and Top Collaboration for their Halsey hit Closer. From performing at the Bellagio inside its famous fountain to being presented the top award of the night by Prince Jackson - the late Michael Jackson's son. Ed Sheeran sang "Castle on the Hill" from Santiago, Chile, while Bruno Mars performed his silky new single, "Versace on the Floor", from Amsterdam.

Other performances on the night included an explosive gig from Nicki's Young Money teammate, Drake.

Meanwhile, Sean "Diddy" Combs celebrated Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been the hip-hop legend's 45th birthday. Then Diddy showed the trailer of the documentary, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story", which will be available on Apple Music on June 25. Beyonce's wins included top female artist, top touring artist and top R&B album for "Lemonade", the visual project that won a Peabody Award on Saturday at its 76th annual event in NY.

  • Salvatore Jensen