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23rd May 2016

All the winners and best bits from The Billboard Music Awards

There were some surprise performances.

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.

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