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MUST SEE MOMENTS FROM THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Monday, May 23, 2016
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It was an eventful evening at the Billboard Music Awards!

The music industry’s biggest stars came out for an¬†amazing night of performances, lip-syncing, new music videos, emotional speeches, tributes, and more! Ciara and Ludacris¬†flawlessly hosted the¬†award show.

 

 

The #bbmas will never be the same.

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We just havin fun. As we should. #bbmas

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Britney Spears was right at home in Vegas, rocking lingerie on the red carpet and opening the show with a song about masturbation. It was awesome.

 

 

 

Ladies & gentlemen the Princess of Pop is here! @britneyspears #BritneyOnBBMAs #BBMAs

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Adele dropped her trippy new music video for “Send My Love.”

 

 

 

 

She also won Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.

 

 

 

 

Rihanna¬†struggled on the red carpet but redeemed herself with a killer performance of “Love On The Brain.”

 

 

 

 

 

Kesha was allowed to perform!¬†Despite all the Dr. Luke drama leading up to tonight,¬†she shined in¬†an emotional¬†rendition¬†of¬†“It Ain’t Me Babe.”

 

 

 

 
P!nk proved artists can still sing live and stunned us midair, per usual, with an incredible performance of “Just Like Fire.”

 

 

 

We’re burning up! 🚑 @Pink’s performance of Just Like Fire was AMAZING! #BBMAs

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In sparkly purple¬†Madonna¬†sang¬†“Nothing Compares 2 U” to honor her dear friend¬†Prince. Stevie Wonder¬†even joined the touching tribute for “Purple Rain.”

 

 

Thank you, @Madonna and Stevie Wonder, for honoring Prince’s memory tonight at the #BBMAs.

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She finished with,¬†“Thank you, Prince Rogers Nelson, for all that you have given us. Thank you, goodnight.”

 

 

 

Channelling the brilliant Prince Rogers Nelson 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚👑

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Check out the complete list of winners below!

 

Top Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):
Rihanna – WINNER
Adele
Drake
The Weeknd
Little Big Town

Top R&B Song:
Alessia¬†Cara ‚ÄúHere‚ÄĚ
‚ÄčOmarion¬†Featuring Chris Brown &¬†Jhene¬†Aiko, ‚ÄúPost To Be‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt Feel My Face‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúEarned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúThe Hills‚ÄĚ – WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25 РWINNER
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt, ‚ÄúBreak Up In A Small Town‚ÄĚ
Sam Hunt, ‚ÄúTake Your Time‚ÄĚ
Little Big Town, ‚ÄúGirl Crush‚ÄĚ
Thomas Rhett, ‚ÄúDie A Happy Man‚ÄĚ – WINNER
Chris Young, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm Comin‚Äô Over‚ÄĚ

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele, ‚ÄúHello‚ÄĚ
Fetty¬†Wap, ‚ÄúTrap Queen‚ÄĚ
Wiz¬†Khalifa¬†ft. Charlie¬†Puth, ‚ÄúSee You Again‚ÄĚ – WINNER
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt Feel My Face‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúThe Hills‚ÄĚ

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd РWINNER

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap РWINNER
OMI
Charlie Puth
‚ÄčSilent√≥
Bryson Tiller

Top Female Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Selena Gomez
‚ÄčAriana¬†Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction – WINNER
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd РWINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd РWINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
‚ÄčSilent√≥
The Weeknd РWINNER

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Selena Gomez
‚ÄčAriana¬†Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist:
Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift – WINNER
U2

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
‚ÄčJeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd РWINNER

Top Rap Artist:
Drake – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots – WINNER
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos – WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta РWINNER
Major Lazer
‚ÄčZedd

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
‚ÄčHillsong¬†United – WINNER
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin – WINNER
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Soundtrack:
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2 –
WINNER

Top R&B Album:
Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
‚ÄčTyrese,¬†Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness РWINNER

Top Rap Album:
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
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money РWINNER

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller РWINNER
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
twenty one pilots, Blurryface РWINNER

Top Latin Album:
Juan Gabriel,¬†Los D√ļo – WINNER
Juan Gabriel,¬†Mis¬†N√ļmero¬†1‚Ķ40¬†Aniversario
‚ÄčMana,¬†Cama¬†Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
‚ÄčODESZA,¬†In Return
‚ÄčSkrillex¬†&¬†Diplo,¬†Skrillex¬†and¬†Diplo¬†Present Jack √ú
‚ÄčZedd,¬†True¬†Colors – WINNER

Top Christian Album:
Lauren¬†Daigle,¬†How Can It Be –¬†WINNER
‚ÄčHillsong¬†UNITED,¬†Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us
‚ÄčTobyMac,¬†This Is Not A Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin,¬†Losing My Religion –¬†WINNER
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Selling Song:
Adele, ‚ÄúHello‚ÄĚ – WINNER
Wiz¬†Khalifa¬†ft. Charlie¬†Puth, ‚ÄúSee You Again‚ÄĚ
OMI, ‚ÄúCheerleader‚ÄĚ
Rachel¬†Platten, ‚ÄúFight Song‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúThe Hills‚ÄĚ

Top Radio Song:
Adele ‚ÄúHello‚ÄĚ
Wiz¬†Khalifa¬†ft. Charlie¬†Puth, ‚ÄúSee You Again‚ÄĚ
Mark¬†Ronson¬†Featuring Bruno Mars, ‚ÄúUptown Funk!‚ÄĚ
Walk the Moon, ‚ÄúShut Up and Dance‚ÄĚ – WINNER
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt Feel My Face‚ÄĚ

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber, ‚ÄúSorry‚ÄĚ
Justin Bieber, ‚ÄúWhat Do You Mean‚ÄĚ
‚ÄčFetty¬†Wap, ‚ÄúTrap Queen‚ÄĚ
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúThe Hills‚ÄĚ – WINNER
Drake, ‚ÄúHotline Bling‚ÄĚ

Top Streaming Song (Video):
‚ÄčFetty¬†Wap, ‚ÄúTrap Queen‚ÄĚ
Wiz¬†Khalifa¬†ft. Charlie¬†Puth, ‚ÄúSee You Again‚ÄĚ
Mark¬†Ronson¬†Featuring Bruno Mars, ‚ÄúUptown Funk!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄčSilent√≥, ‚ÄúWatch Me‚ÄĚ – WINNER
The¬†Weeknd, ‚ÄúThe Hills‚ÄĚ

Top Rap Song:
Drake, ‚ÄúHotline Bling‚ÄĚ
‚ÄčFetty¬†Wap, ‚ÄúTrap Queen‚ÄĚ
‚ÄčFetty¬†Wap, ‚Äú679‚ÄĚ feat. Remy¬†Boyz
‚ÄčSilent√≥, ‚ÄúWatch Me‚ÄĚ
Wiz¬†Khalifa¬†ft. Charlie¬†Puth, ‚ÄúSee You Again‚ÄĚ – WINNER

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy, ‚ÄúUma Thurman‚ÄĚ
Elle King, ‚ÄúEx‚Äôs & Oh‚Äôs‚ÄĚ
twenty one pilots, ‚ÄúStressed Out‚ÄĚ
Walk the Moon, ‚ÄúShut Up And Dance‚ÄĚ – WINNER
X Ambassadors, ‚ÄúRenegades‚ÄĚ

Top Latin Song:
J¬†Balvin¬†‚ÄúGinza‚ÄĚ
Ariel¬†Camacho¬†y Los Plebes del Rancho, ‚ÄúTe Metiste‚ÄĚ
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, ‚ÄúEl Perdon‚ÄĚ – WINNER
‚ÄčMaluma, ‚ÄúBorro Cassette‚ÄĚ
Romeo Santos, ‚ÄúPropuesta Indecente‚ÄĚ

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The¬†Chainsmokers¬†Featuring ROZES, ‚ÄúRoses‚ÄĚ
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, ‚ÄúYou Know You Like It‚ÄĚ
David¬†Guetta¬†feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, ‚ÄúHey Mama‚ÄĚ
Major¬†Lazer¬†& DJ Snake Featuring M√ė, ‚ÄúLean On‚ÄĚ – WINNER
Skrillex¬†&¬†Diplo, ‚ÄúWhere Are¬†√ú¬†Now‚ÄĚ with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:
‚ÄčHillsong¬†UNITED, ‚ÄúOceans (Where Feet May Fail)‚ÄĚ – WINNER
‚ÄčHillsong¬†UNITED, ‚ÄúTouch the Sky‚ÄĚ
MercyMe, ‚ÄúFlawless‚ÄĚ
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, ‚ÄúBrother‚ÄĚ
Chris Tomlin, ‚ÄúGood Good Father‚ÄĚ

Top Gospel Song:
Anthony Brown and group¬†therAPy, ‚ÄúWorth‚ÄĚ
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, ‚ÄúI Luh God‚ÄĚ
Kirk Franklin, ‚ÄúWanna Be Happy?‚ÄĚ – WINNER
Travis Greene, ‚ÄúIntentional‚ÄĚ
Brian Courtney Wilson, ‚ÄúWorth¬†Fighting For‚ÄĚ

 

 

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