Hosted by “Fast 8” star Ludacris and “Powerless” sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens, the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (21st May), was nothing short of extraordinary.

Not only did BTS become the first K-Pop group to win a trophy at the annual awards show, but Drake, who had 22 nominations, also took home 13 awards – beating Adele’s record for the most wins.

“I wanna say hold tight, Adele, ’cause when a new ting drops yeah you’ll fall back to get the record back,” he said during his acceptance speech.

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Besides that, the event saw many amazing performances from some of the industry’s biggest names. The night opened with a 4-song medley by Nicki Minaj, Jason DeRulo, Lil Wayne, and David Guetta. After that, fans were treated to former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello’s live performance of her debut single “Crying in The Club”.

The show also featured a performance of “Castle On The Hill” by Ed Sheeran, “Versace on the Floor” by Bruno Mars, “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus, “Green Light” by Lorde, “Believer” by Imagine Dragons, and “Young” by The Chainsmokers.

But the highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Celine Dion and Cher’s unforgettable stages. While the Canadian songstress received a standing ovation for her powerful performance of “My Heart Will Go On”, 71-year-old Cher, who received the Icon Award, sang her hits “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

The complete list of the 2015 MTV EMA winners is as follows:

Top Artiste: Drake
Top New Artiste: Zayn
Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity: Twenty One Pilots
Top Male Artiste: Drake
Top Female Artiste: Beyonce
Top Duo/Group: Twenty One Pilots
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
Top Hot 100 Artiste: Drake
Top Song Sales Artiste: Drake
Top Radio Songs Artiste: Twenty One Pilots
Top Streaming Songs Artiste: Drake
Top Social Artiste: BTS
Top Touring Artiste: Beyonce
Top R&B Artiste: Beyonce
Top R&B Tour: Beyonce
Top Rap Artist: Drake
Top Rap Tour: Drake
Top Country Artiste: Blake Shelton
Top Country Tour: Kenny Chesney
Top Rock Artiste: Twenty One Pilots
Top Rock Tour: Coldplay
Top Latin Artiste: Juan Gabriel
Top Dance/Electronic Artiste: The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artiste: Lauren Daigle
Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin 
Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, “Views”
Top Soundtrack/Cast Album: Hamilton: An American Musical
Top R&B Album: Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Top Rap Album: Drake, “Views”
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Top Rock Album: Metallica, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”
Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, “Los Duo 2”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lindsey Stirling, “Brave Enough”
Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle,How Can It Be”
Top Gospel Album: Tamela Mann, “One Way”
Top Hot 100 Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Top Selling Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Top Radio Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Desiigner, “Panda”
Top Collaboration: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Top R&B Song: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Top R&B Collaboration: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Top Rap Song: Desiigner, “Panda”
Top Rap Collaboration: Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Top Country Collaboration: Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Top Rock Song: Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Top Christian Song: Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Top Gospel Song: Travis Greene, “Made A Way”

For more information, visit Billboard’s website.

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