Canadian superstar singer, The Weeknd cleaned up at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, taking home 10 trophies.
Nominated for 16 awards, The Weeknd’s wins – including top artist and top hot 100 artist – brings his career total to 19, placing him in the top five winners of all time behind Drake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Garth Brooks.
The Weeknd followed up his sweep with a wild performance of “Save Your Tears,” as he swapped back-up dancers for automobiles, UStoday.com reports.
Nick Jonas hosted the live awards show which held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and closed the night with a Jonas Brothers performance of their new Marshmello collaboration “Leave Before You Love Me.”
Drake, an artiste with 27 trophies, added another for top streaming songs artist, by night’s end. The rapper was honoured as the artist of the decade and brought his son Adonis onstage to celebrate the milestone.
Pink was the recipient of the Icon Award. The “Raise Your Glass” singer is the 10th person to receive the award, joining the ranks of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Cher. She was joined on stage by her 9-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, for a stunning aerial performance.
Other notable performances of the night included BTS’ debut of their second English-language single, “Butter,” Colombian artist Karol G made her BBMAs performance debut, Doja Cat and SZA opened up the show with their hit song “Kiss Me More,” and the legendary Alicia Keys celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut album “Songs in A Minor” with a medley performance, after a touching tribute from Michelle Obama.