Friday 19 January 2018

Drake topples Adele's record after scooping 13 gongs at Billboard Music Awards

Plus full list of winners

Drake toppled Adele’s record for the most prizes in a single night at the Billboard Music Awards when he was presented with the best artist accolade.

The Canadian rapper won 13 awards, beating Adele’s achievement by one, at the ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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It was a disappointing night for British artists with the only awards coming from Zayn Malik and Coldplay, who triumphed in the categories of best new artist and top rock tour respectively.

Drake, 30, was joined on the stage by around a dozen people, including “love of my life” Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father wearing a purple suit, after being handed the top award by Prince Michael Jackson, the son of the late singer.

Accepting the top prize, he said: “I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back.”

Adele set her felled record in 2012 when she won awards including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist.

Drake also scooped top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after arriving with 22 nominations at the event, regarded as one of the biggest nights for commercial artists in the US.

One Direction’s Malik won best new artist but did not collect the prize in person, telling fans he was busy finishing new songs.

The ceremony at the T-Mobile Arena also saw Cher handed an icon award and Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell praised as a “true innovator” after his death at the age of 52 on Thursday.

Ahead of a moment’s silence, Dan Reynolds, singer of the rock band Imagine Dragons, paid tribute to Cornell as a “prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages and a philanthropist”.

Cher, who turned 71 the day before, said her success was “mostly luck” as she collected the honour from Gwen Stefani.

Most of the categories were decided by song sales over the past year, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social media interactions as tracked by Billboard.

Beyonce

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake -- WINNER

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

 

Top New Artist:

Alessia Cara

Desiigner

Lil Uzi Vert

Lukas Graham

Zayn -- WINNER

 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:

Luke Bryan

Nicki Minaj

The Chainsmokers

The Weeknd

Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER

 

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Drake -- WINNER

Future

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

 

Top Female Artist:

Adele

Beyonce -- WINNER

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Sia

 

Top Duo/Group:

The Chainsmokers

Coldplay

Florida Georgia Line

Guns N’ Roses

Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER

 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Beyonce

Drake -- WINNER

Prince

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

 

Top Hot 100 Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake -- WINNER

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd

 

Top Song Sales Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Drake -- WINNER

Prince

Justin Timberlake

Twenty One Pilots

 

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER

 

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

The Chainsmokers

Desiigner

Drake -- WINNER

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

 

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

BTS -- WINNER

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

 

Top Touring Artist:

Justin Bieber

Beyonce -- WINNER

Coldplay

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

Top R&B Artist:

Beyonce -- WINNER

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd

 

Top R&B Tour:

Beyonce -- WINNER

Lionel Richie

Rihanna

 

Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake -- WINNER

Future

Rae Sremmurd

 

Top Rap Tour

Drake -- WINNER

Future

Kanye West

 

Top Country Artist:

Florida Georgia Line

Blake Shelton -- WINNER

Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

 

Top Country Tour:

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney -- WINNER

Dixie Chicks

 

Top Rock Artist:

Coldplay

The Lumineers

Metallica

Twenty One Pilots -- WINNER

X Ambassadors

 

Top Rock Tour:

Coldplay -- WINNER

Guns N’ Roses

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

 

Top Latin Artist:

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel -- WINNER

Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Maluma

Nicky Jam

 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers -- WINNER

Calvin Harris

Major Lazer

DJ Snake

Lindsey Stirling

 

Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle -- WINNER

Hillsong Worship

Hillary Scott & the Family

Skillet

Chris Tomlin

 

Top Gospel Artist:

Jekalyn Carr

Kirk Franklin -- WINNER

Travis Greene

Tamela Mann

Hezekiah Walker

 

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Drake, Views -- WINNER

Rihanna, Anti

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

The Weeknd, Starboy

 

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:

Hamilton: An American Musical -- WINNER

Moana

Purple Rain

Suicide Squad: The Album

Trolls

 

Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade -- WINNER

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Frank Ocean, Blonde

Rihanna, Anti

The Weeknd, Starboy

 

Top Rap Album:

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake, Views -- WINNER

Kevin Gates, Isla

DJ Khaled, Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

 

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know

Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots

Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Chris Stapleton, Traveller -- WINNER

Keith Urban, Ripcord

 

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers, Cleopatra

Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct -- WINNER

Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

 

Top Latin Album:

J Balvin, Energia

CNCO, Primera Cita

Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 -- WINNER

Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes

Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

 

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

The Chainsmokers, Bouquet

The Chainsmokers, Collage

Flume, Skin

Kygo, Cloud Nine

Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough -- WINNER

 

Top Christian Album:

Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be -- WINNER

Joey + Rory, Hymns

Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains

Skillet, Unleashed

 

Top Gospel Album:

Tamela Mann, One Way -- WINNER

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Travis Greene, The Hill

Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live

Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa - The Next Generation 2

 

Top Hot 100 Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer” -- WINNER

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

 

Top Selling Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” -- WINNER

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

 

Top Radio Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”

Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” -- WINNER

 

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” -- WINNER

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Rihanna, “Needed Me”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

 

Top Streaming Song (Video):

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

Desiigner, "Panda" -- WINNER

Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

 

Top Collaboration:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” -- WINNER

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

 

Top R&B Song:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” -- WINNER

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Rihanna, “Needed Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

 

Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” -- WINNER

PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

 

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner, “Panda” -- WINNER

Drake, “Fake Love”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

 

Top Rap Collaboration:

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” -- WINNER

 

Top Country Song:

Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” -- WINNER

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

 

Top Country Collaboration:

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”

Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire” -- WINNER

Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”

Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

 

Top Rock Song:

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” -- WINNER

Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

 

Top Latin Song:

Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”

Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”

Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” -- WINNER

Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” -- WINNER

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”

Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”

DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

 

Top Christian Song:

Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”

Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will” -- WINNER

Skillet, “Feel Invincible”

Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”

Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

 

Top Gospel Song:

Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”

Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”

Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”

Travis Greene, “Made A Way” -- WINNER

Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

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