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Adele, The Weeknd win big at Billboard Music Awards 2016 

Las Vegas, May 23 (IANS) Singers Adele and The Weeknd shone at the the Billboard Music Awards 2016, winning multiple awards for their hit tunes.

The Weeknd bagged a total of 8 trophies from multiple categories like Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album for “Beauty Behind the Madness”, Top R&B Song for “The hills” and Top Streaming Songs Artist. Adele was named Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist at the ceremony held here at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Adele also won the Top Billboard 200 Album Award for her records-breaking, multi-platinum selling full-length “25”, and the Top Selling Song Award for its first single “Hello”.

Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa and Twenty One Pilots were other artistes walking away with multiple awards.

Bieber bagged the Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist Awards. Khalifa won the Top Rap Song and the Top Hot 100 Song Awards thanks to his collaboration with Charlie Puth for the track “See you again”.

As for Twenty One Pilots, the duo won the Top Rock Artist title and had their “Blurryface” named Top Rock Album.

Meanwhile, singer Celine Dion was honoured with the Billboard Icon Award during the ceremony.

Before receiving the award, she performed a moving cover of Queen’s “The show must go on”. Looking radiant in a golden gown, she dramatically sang the tune while accompanied by an orchestra and violinist Lindsey Stirling.

Later, she broke down in tears when son Rene Charles joined her on the stage to present her with the Icon Award.

“I’m so sorry. “I’m sorry for crying. I want to be so strong for my family and my kids, and I don’t want to cry in front of you,” Dion said.

Here are the complete list of winners:

Top Artist: Adele
Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top New Artist: Fetty Wap
Billboard Chart Achievement: Rihanna
Top Hot 100 Song: Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See you again”
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, “25”
Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Song Sales Artist: The Weeknd
Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd
Top Touring Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: One Direction
Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Top R&B Album: The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness”
Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, “The hills”
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Album: Meek Mill, “Dreams worth more than money”
Top Rap Song: Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See you again”
Top Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Top Country Song: Thomas Rhett, “Die a happy man”
Top Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Top Rock Album: Twenty One Pilots, “Blurryface”
Top Rock Song: Walk the Moon, “Shut up and dance”
Top Dance/EDM Artist: David Guetta
Top Dance/EDM Album: Zedd, “True Colors”
Top Dance/EDM Song: Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MO, “Lean on”
Top Latin Artist: Romeo Santos
Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, “Los Duo”
Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El perdon”
Top Christian Artist: Hillsong UNITED
Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, “How Can It Be”
Top Christian Song: Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where feet may fail)”
Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin
Top Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, “Losing my religion”
Top Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna be happy?”
Top Soundtrack: “Empire” Original Soundtrack from Season 1
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)” Silento, “Watch me”


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