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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 “Here”
​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd, “The Hills” – WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25 – WINNER
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, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man” – WINNER
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Hot 100 Song:
Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” – WINNER
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

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

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap – WINNER
OMI
Charlie Puth
​Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Female Artist:
Adele – WINNER
Selena Gomez
​Ariana 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 – WINNER

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

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
​Silentó
The Weeknd – WINNER

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber – WINNER
Selena Gomez
​Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

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

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
​Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd – WINNER

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 – WINNER
Major Lazer
​Zedd

Top Christian Artist:
Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
​Hillsong 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
​Tyrese, Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness – WINNER

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 – WINNER

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

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:
David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
​ODESZA, In Return
​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
​Zedd, True Colors – WINNER

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:
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, “Hello” – WINNER
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
OMI, “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:
Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance” – WINNER
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean”
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd, “The Hills” – WINNER
Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
​Silentó, “Watch Me” – WINNER
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
​Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
​Silentó, “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” – WINNER

Top Rock Song:
Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance” – WINNER
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:
J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon” – WINNER
​Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On” – WINNER
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:
Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?” – WINNER
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”

 

 

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