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2016 BILLBOARDS MUSIC AWARDS: CHECK OUT THE BIG WINNERS


Last night was the biggest night in music and indeed we were shown why it's deemed so. The award show which was hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, saw major performances from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, princess of pop Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Arianna Grande, Meghan Trainor and a tribute to the late Prince by Madonna and Stevie Wonder.


The Weeknd bagged the first award for the night as he was awarded Top Hot 100 artist. He didn't stop there, out of 19 nominations, he won a total number of 8 awards including  “Top R&B Song”, “Top R&B Album” and a host of others earning him the biggest winner of the night.

Following behind him is Adele who nabbed four awards for Top Artist, Top 200 Album, Top 200 Artist and Top Selling Album. She also premiered the video for her single "Send My Love".

Meek Mill beat out Drake and Future for Top Rap Album and Rihanna received the award for Billboard Chart Achievement Award. Celine Dion was also awarded the Billboard Icon Award after performing "The Show Must Go On". The award was presented by her son and this left her in tears with an emotional 'thank you' speech.

See full list of winners

Top Artist

Adele (winner)
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist

Fetty Wap (winner)
Omi
Charlie Puth
Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber (winner)
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

Adele (winner)
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

One Direction (winner)
Maroon 5
Twenty One Pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Adele (winner)
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist

The Weeknd (winner)
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift

Top Song Sales Artist

The Weeknd (winner)
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap

Top Radio Songs Artist

The Weeknd (winner)
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Songs Artist

The Weeknd (winner)
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Silentó

Top Social Media Artist

Justin Bieber (winner)
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist

Taylor Swift (winner)
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top R&B Artist

The Weeknd (winner)
Chris Brown
Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller

Top Rap Artist

Drake (winner)
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist

Luke Bryan (winner)
Zac Brown Band
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist

Twenty One Pilots (winner)
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist

Romeo Santos (winner)
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

David Guetta (winner)
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Major Lazer
Zedd

Top Christian Artist

Hillsong United (winner)
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin (winner)
Anthony Brown and Group Therapy
Tasha Cobbs
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele, 25 (winner)
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Top Soundtrack

Pitch Perfect 2 (winner)
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Top R&B Album

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness (winner)
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
Tyrese, Black Rose

Top Rap Album

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money (winner)
Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Drake & Future, What a Time to Be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Top Country Album

Chris Stapleton, Traveller (winner)
Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (winner)
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind

Top Latin Album

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo (winner)
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1...40 Aniversario
Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Zedd, True Colors (winner)
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is the Mission
ODESZA, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Top Christian Album

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be (winner)
Hillsong United, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important to Us
TobyMac, This Is Not a Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion (winner)
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Hot 100 Song

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again" (winner)
Adele, "Hello"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"
The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Selling Song

Adele, "Hello" (winner)
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
OMI, "Cheerleader"
Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"
The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Radio Song

Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance" (winner)
Adele "Hello"
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

The Weeknd, "The Hills" (winner)
Justin Bieber, "Sorry"
Justin Bieber, "What Do You Mean"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Top Streaming Song (Video)

Silentó, "Watch Me" (winner)
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"
The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top R&B Song

The Weeknd, "The Hills"
Alessia Cara "Here"
Omarion featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko, "Post to Be"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"
The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

Top Rap Song

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, "See You Again" (winner)
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Fetty Wap, "679" featuring Remy Boyz
Silentó, "Watch Me"


Top Country Song

Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man" (winner)
Sam Hunt, "Break Up In a Small Town"
Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Chris Young, "I'm Comin' Over"

Top Rock Song

Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance" (winner)
Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"
Twenty One Pilots, "Stressed Out"
X Ambassadors, "Renegades"

Top Latin Song

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, "El Perdon" (winner)
J Balvin "Ginza"
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, "Te Metiste"
Maluma, "Borro Cassette"
Romeo Santos, "Propuesta Indecente"

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ, "Lean On" (winner)
The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES, "Roses"
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, "You Know You Like It"
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, "Hey Mama"
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song

Hillsong United, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" (winner)
Hillsong United, "Touch the Sky"
MercyMe, "Flawless"
NeedToBreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw, "Brother"
Chris Tomlin, "Good Good Father"

Top Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?" (winner)
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, "Worth"
Erica Campbell featuring Big Shizz, "I Luh God"
Travis Greene, "Intentional"
Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting for"

Chart Achievement Award

Rihanna (winner)
Drake
The Weeknd
Adele
Little Big Town

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