Drake Breaks Adele’s Record At Billboard Awards

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Updated May 22, 2017

The Billboard Music Awards were held in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 21) and Drake topped Adele’s previous record of 12 Billboard wins in a single night, taking home 13 awards. Among his wins were Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Male Artist, and the night’s biggest honor, Top Artist.

Beyonce and Twenty One Pilots each took 5 awards, although they were absent from the ceremony, and The Chainsmokers earned four, including Top Collaboration and Top Song for their song with Halsey, “Closer.”

Blake Shelton took home the award for Top Country Artist, and Top Country Song went to Florida Georgia Line.

Other show highlights included Cher receiving the Icon Award for her life achievement in music.