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Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards

22 May 2017

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.

He did it! Drake surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21, when he picked up 13 wins.

"I got my whole family up here", he declared.

Drake was presented the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's eldest son. Drake took home 13 awards, and Beyonce and The Chainsmokers took 5 awards each.

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But other big names showed up.

Adidas collaborator Rita Ora donned a revealing see-through skirt with a black thong inspired by Billboard's Icon Award recipient, Cher. The 71-year-old bragged that she had a career that lasted five decades and could still do a five-minute plank. Her performance had the audience on its feet, singing and dancing.

She noted she was told early on that she never was the most attractive or the most talented, but she was special and added that "luck has so much to do with my success with a little bit of something thrown in".

Drake walked away the big victor at the Billboard Music Awards, but the women stole the show.

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Imagine Dragons, who will perform during the live show, will pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell in words before they hit the stage.

Bad Boy Records mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs made a special appearance to honor what would have been the 45th birthday of Notorious B.I.G. Then Diddy showed the trailer of the documentary, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story", which will be available on Apple Music on June 25.

Among Drake's new accolades include Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Album for Views, and Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration for One Dance with Wizkid and Kyla. - Top female artist: Beyonce. - Top male artist: Drake.

What does Camila Cabello, a former girl group member and new solo artist, look like? - Top duo/group: twenty one pilots.

Blake Shelton won top country artist and showed love for his beau and fellow singer Gwen Stefani. - Top dance/electronic artist: The Chainsmokers.

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Meanwhile, another artist who was super excited to be at the BBMAs was the Korean Pop sensation boyband, BTS!

Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards