The Weeknd Wins Big, Meek Mill Beats Drake & Rihanna Performs At Billboard Music Awards

blame it on 2DBZ May 22, 2016

Although we’re not particularly big fans of the Billboard Music Awards, we’re giving some shine on this year’s BBMA mainly for The Weeknd, who managed to score 19 nominations—including “Top Hot 100 Song,” “Top Song Sales Artist,” and “Top R&B Artist,” and “Top R&B Song.”

Rounding out the list with nominations of their own are Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, Jermih, Drake, Fetty Wap, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Dr. Dre, Meek Mill and Kendrick Lamar—who was nominated for “Top Rap Album.”

Below, Rihanna performs her hit single “Love On the Brain” off her eighth studio album, Anti.

Before the award show came to a close, Questlove stood front and center of the packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to give a stirring tribute about Prince before introducing Madonna, who performed covers of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Purple Rain” with Stevie Wonder.

And here’s a list of (select) winners…

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Rihanna (WINNER)
The Weeknd
Little Big Town

Top Hot 100 Artist

Justin Bieber
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd (WINNER)

Top New Artist

Fetty Wap (WINNER)
Charlie Puth
Bryson Tiller

Top R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd (WINNER)

Top Rap Artist

Drake (WINNER)
Fetty Wap
Wiz Khalifa

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 Hot 100 Song

Adele – “Hello”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again” f. Charlie Puth (WINNER)
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd – “The Hills”

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 R&B Song

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

Top Rap Song

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap – “679” f. Remy Boyz
Silentó – “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again” f. Charlie Puth WINNER

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