The Weeknd swept the board at the Billboard Music Awards, while there were some surprise performances.
The biggest stars of the music world joined together for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The big winners on the night were The Weeknd, who walked away with eight awards in total, and Adele who claimed the biggest award of Top Artist, along with four other awards.
Some memorable performances on the night included Britney, Madonna and Kesha. Britney performed a medley of her biggest hits, costume changes and all, while Madonna paid tribute to the late great Prince and was joined on stage by Stevie Wonder for a very special rendition of Purple Rain.
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Kesha also performed and got a standing ovation for her version of Bob Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe. Kesha almost didn’t get to perform when her label tried to block it over fears that she would ‘use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation’.
Here is the full list of winner:
Top Artist: Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd
Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top New Artist: Fetty Wap
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
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 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 Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, 25
Top Hot 100 Song: Wiz Khalifa, See You Again featuring Charlie Puth
Top Country Song: Thomas Rhett, Die A Happy Man
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, The Hills
Top Rap Song: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again
Top Rock Song: Walk the Moon, Shut Up And Dance
Top Selling Song: Adele, Hello
Top Radio Song: Walk the Moon, Shut Up and Dance
Top Streaming Song (Audio): The Weeknd, The Hills
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Rihanna
Billboard Millennium Award: Britney Spears
Billboard Icon Award: Celine Dion