Inside the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Inside the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Rihanna, Pink, The Weeknd

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Reuters

It was a night of iconic music moments including a Stevie Wonder and Madonna Prince tribute. Go inside the Billboard Music Awards. And the winners are...

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were held last night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Celebrating modern music's finest, the night featured performances, premieres and comebacks. One of the highlights of the night was Stevie Wonder and Madonna's tribute to Prince, who recently passed away.

Stevie Wonder and Madonna

Other notable performances included Pink's fiery debut performance for her latest single "Just Like Fire", which is taken from the soundtrack of the new Alice Through the Looking Glass movie. Other performances included Celine Dion, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas and  Britney Spears. See the highlights here...


Celine Dion

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

Ariana Grande

On the awards front, The Weeknd was the big winner of the night, taking home eight awards including Top R&B Artist. Adele however took home the night's top honour as she was awarded Top Artist. Despite not attending the event, the British singer premiered her new music video for the single "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)". Go inside the event now to see the other winners of the night...


David Guetta

Wiz Khalifa

Thomas Rhett

Celine Dion 

Here's the full list of winners from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards:

Top Artist: Adele
Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Rihanna
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, "The Hills"
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, 25
Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Country Song: Thomas Rhett, "Die A Happy Man"
Top Hot 100 Song: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd
Top New Artist: Fetty Wap
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Song Sales Artist: The Weeknd
Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Streaming Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Touring Artist: Taylor Swift
Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Top Rock Artist: twenty one pilots
Top Latin Artist: Romeo Santos
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: David Guetta
Top Soundtrack: Pitch Perfect 2
Top R&B Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness 
Top Rap Album: Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Top Rock Album: twenty one pilots, Blurryface
Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Duo
Top Dance/Electronic Album: ​Zedd, True Colors
Top Selling Song: Adele, "Hello"
Top Radio Song: Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"
Top Streaming Song (Audio): The Weeknd, "The Hills"
Top Streaming Song (Video): ​ ​Silentó, "Watch Me"
Top Rap Song: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Top Rock Song: Walk the Moon, "Shut Up And Dance"
Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, "El Perdon"
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, "Lean On" 

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