Las Vegas, NV – The Billboard Music Awards give props to those who make a mark on the industry numbers-wise. Drake has an astounding 22 nominations at this year’s event and his fellow performer Nicki Minaj is up for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award. Rihanna and The Weeknd are also heavy contenders with 14 and 13 nominations respectively.
The event was held Sunday (May 21) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Several awards were handed out before the televised ceremony began and the stars were walking the magenta carpet. Drake already nabbed several trophies, including Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Tour.
VIEWS was named Top Rap Album and is up for Top 200 Album against Beyoncé’s LEMONADE, Rihanna’s ANTI and The Weeknd’s Starboy.
Queen Bey was named Top Female Artist and LEMONADE took home the trophy for Best R&B Album.
Check out the list of Billboard Music Awards winners below.
This is a live article and will be updated throughout the night.