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The magical moments of the Billboard Music Awards 2016

It was quite a night. Icons and 80’s pop, Madonna to Rihanna, it was magical musical mayhem and a lynch mob going after a lip syncing Britney Spears. And I loved every minute of it!

Ciara and Ludacris hosted the show. In the opening monologue, the rapper poked at this year’s Academy Awards, which featured all-white acting nominees.

“Unlike the Oscars, we actually have black nominees,”

Celine Dion sang Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” in strong form, sporting a shiny dress and backed by a powerful orchestra. Dion lost her husband and brother in the same week in January, and her son presented her with the Billboard icon award after her performance.

Celine giving a heartbreaking performance after receiving the icon award at the BBMA's

Celine giving a heartbreaking performance after receiving the icon award at the BBMA’s

Madonna and Stevie Wonder performed a tribute to Prince at Sunday’s 2016 Billboard Music Awards. After an introduction from Questlove, she sang “Nothing Compares 2 U,” before Stevie Wonder joined for “Purple Rain.” Everyone was remembering the purple Prince…

“All of us live in the land of music and his departure was an earthquake,” Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson said before the performance. “I just want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson.”

The Weeknd, the night’s big winner with eight, dedicated an award to Prince and told the audience,

“I love him so much. I didn’t know him, but he was so close to me. He will always be an inspiration.”

Check out the video of Madonna and Stevie Wonder  HERE

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There were gorgeous dresses and there were just plain bizarre outfits that you’ll have to see to believe. Check out the crazy ones, like Singer Z Lala (pictured below in a cage. Weird.) on Bustle.

Cage match anyone?

 

Ciara, Mila Kunis, Laverne Cox and Zendaya make the red carpet look GOOD.

Ciara, Mila Kunis, Laverne Cox and Zendaya make the red carpet look GOOD.

 

And the awards went to…

Top Artist:
Adele — WINNER

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):
Rihanna — WINNER

Top R&B Song:
The Weeknd, “The Hills” — WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele, 25 — WINNER

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber — WINNER

Top Country Song:
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man” — WINNER

Top Hot 100 Song:
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” — WINNER

Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Weeknd — WINNER

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap — WINNER

Top Female Artist:
Adele — WINNER

Top Duo/Group:
One Direction — WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele — WINNER

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist:
The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Social Media Artist:
Justin Bieber — WINNER

Top Touring Artist:
Taylor Swift — WINNER

Top R&B Artist:
The Weeknd — WINNER

Top Rap Artist:
Drake — WINNER

Top Country Artist:
Luke Bryan — WINNER

Top Rock Artist:
twenty one pilots — WINNER

Top Latin Artist:
Romeo Santos — WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
David Guetta — WINNER

Top Christian Artist:
​Hillsong United — WINNER

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin — WINNER

Top Soundtrack:
Pitch Perfect 2 —
WINNER

Top R&B Album:
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness — WINNER

Top Rap Album:
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money — WINNER

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller — WINNER

Top Rock Album:
twenty one pilots, Blurryface — WINNER

 

 

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