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Billboard Awards 2016 The Weeknd bags 8 awards, see full list of winners

The Weeknd, Adele, Justin Bieber and twenty one pilots were the top winners at the just ended Billboard Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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The Weeknd poses in the press room during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas. play

The Weeknd poses in the press room during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas.


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RnB and Pop star, The Weeknd took home 8 Billboard Music Awards plaques last night (May 22) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. British singer, Adele, also bagged 5 awards followed by Justin Bieber and twenty one pilots with 2 each.

The nigh also saw some great performances from DNCE, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Pink, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Kesha and Celine Dion. Madonna and Stevie Wonder performed “Nothing Compares 2 U”/”Purple Rain” -- a tribute to late Prince.

There was a surprise on the night. Meek Mill's "Dreams Worth More Than Money" album managed to beat Drake's "If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late", Drake & Future's "What A Time To Be Alive", Dr. Dre's "Compton" and Kendrick Lamar's acclaimed "To Pimp A Butterfly" album to cling the "Top Rap Album" award.

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Top Artist


Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted)


Top R&B Song

The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele, 25

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Top Country Song

Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

Top Hot 100 Song

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Top Hot 100 Artist

The Weeknd

Top New Artist

Fetty Wap

Top Female Artist


Top Duo/Group

One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Artist


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


Top Country Artist

Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist

twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

David Guetta

Top Christian Artist

​Hillsong United

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin

Top Soundtrack

Pitch Perfect 2

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 Latin Album

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo

Top Dance/Electronic Album

​Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Top Selling Song

Adele, “Hello”

Top Radio Song

Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Streaming Song (Video)

​Silentó, “Watch Me”

Top Rap Song

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Top Rock Song

Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”

Top Latin Song

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”

Top Christian Song

​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”

Top Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”

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