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2016 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

But the talk of the show was Kesha's comeback.

Adrien Vargas // REVOLT

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards was a night of triumph and tribute. And The Weeknd.

Celine Dion and Rihanna were honored, and Stevie Wonder joined Madonna for a performance to celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, meanwhile The Weekend took home nine trophies.

Kesha Makes Triumphant Return At 2016 Billboard Music Awards

The Toronto superstar was nominated for 19 awards and though he's clearly a story we'll remember, it was Madonna who most will be talking about in the morning. The pop icon paid tribute to Prince in a somber ceremony that left fans puzzled by its brevity and lack of intensity. Social media reactions were sharp until Stevie Wonder arrived on stage and "Nothing Compares 2 U" transitioned into "Purple Rain."

Other highlights included Britney Spears' opening medley, Ciara and Ludacris having in-the-studio chemistry and Kesha's comeback.

Rihanna was honored with the Billboard Achievement Award and Celine Dion was presented with the Billboard Icon Award, which was given to her by her son, after Seal introduced her. Dion was emotional during her thank you speech and saved her last words for her late husband, telling the audience, "I know [he] will continue to watch over me from up above."

Check out the winner's list.

Top Hot 100 Artist

The Weeknd (Winner)

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song

Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," Feat. Charlie Puth (Winner)

Adele, "Hello"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Country Song

Thomas Rhett, "Die A Happy Man" (Winner)

Sam Hunt, "Break Up In A Small Town"

Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Chris Young, "I'm Comin' Over"

Top Male Artist

Justin Bieber (Winner)

Drake

Fetty Wap

Ed Sheeran

The Weeknd

Top Billboard 200 Album

Adele, 25 (Winner)

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Ed Sheeran, x

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top R&B Song

The Weeknd, "The Hills" (Winner)

The Weeknd, "Can’t Feel My Face"

The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

​Omarion "Post To Be" Feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko

Alessia Cara, "Here"

Top Artist

Adele (Winner)

Justin Bieber

Drake

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Top New Artist

Fetty Wap (Winner)

OMI

Charlie Puth

Silentó

Bryson Tiller

Top Female Artist

Adele (Winner)

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Rihanna

Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

One Direction (Winner)

Maroon 5

twenty one pilots

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top Song Sales Artist

The Weeknd (Winner)

Adele

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Top Radio Songs Artist

The Weeknd (Winner)

Justin Bieber

Ellie Goulding

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Songs Artist

The Weeknd (Winner)

Justin Bieber

Drake

Fetty Wap

Silentó

Top Social Media Artist

Justin Bieber (Winner)

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist

Taylor Swift (Winner)

Madonna

One Direction

The Rolling Stones

U2

Top R&B Artist

The Weeknd (Winner)

Chris Brown

Jeremih

Rihanna

Bryson Tiller

Top Rap Artist

Drake (Winner)

Fetty Wap

Future

Wiz Khalifa

Silentó

Top Country Artist

Luke Bryan (Winner)

Zac Brown Band

Sam Hunt

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist

twenty one pilots (Winner)

Fall Out Boy

Elle King

Walk The Moon

X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist

Romeo Santos (Winner)

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga

Juan Gabriel

Nicky Jam

Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

David Guetta (Winner)

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Major Lazer

Zedd

Top Christian Artist

Hillsong United (Winner)

Casting Crowns

Lauren Daigle

Mercy Me

Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist

Kirk Franklin (Winner)

Anthony Brown and group therAPy

Tasha Cobbs

Travis Greene

Marvin Sapp

Top Soundtrack

Pitch Perfect 2 (Winner)

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Furious 7

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Top R&B Album

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness (Winner)

Chris Brown, Royalty

Rihanna, Anti

Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L

Tyrese, Black Rose

Top Rap Album

Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money (Winner)

Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly

Top Country Album

Chris Stapleton, Traveller (Winner)

Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album

twenty one pilots, Blurryface (Winner)

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

David Bowie, Blackstar

Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind

Top Latin Album

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo (Winner)

Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario

Maná, Cama Incendiada

Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte

Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album

Zedd, True Colors (Winner)

David Guetta, Listen

Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission

Odesza, In Return

Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Top Christian Album

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be (Winner)

Hillsong United, Empires

Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us

Toby Mac, This Is Not A Test

Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion (Winner)

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus

Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live

Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two

Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Selling Song

Adele, "Hello" (Winner)

Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again" Feat. Charlie Puth

OMI, "Cheerleader"

Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Top Radio Song

Walk the Moon, "Shut Up And Dance" (Winner)

Adele, "Hello"

Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again" Feat. Charlie Puth

Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk!" Feat. Bruno Mars

The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face"

Top Streaming Song (Audio)

The Weeknd, "The Hills" (Winner)

Justin Bieber, "Sorry"

Justin Bieber, "What Do You Mean"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Drake "Hotline Bling"

Top Streaming Song (Video)

Silentó, "Watch Me" (Winner)

The Weeknd, "The Hills"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again"

Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk!" Feat. Bruno Mars

Top R&B Song

The Weeknd, "The Hills" (Winner)

Alessia Cara, "Here"

Omarion, "Post To Be" Feat. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko

The Weeknd, "Can’t Feel My Face"

The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

Top Rap Song

Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again" Feat. Charlie Puth (Winner)

Drake, "Hotline Bling"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Fetty Wap, "679" Feat. Remy Boyz

Silentó, "Watch Me"

Top Country Song

Thomas Rhett, "Die A Happy Man" (Winner)

Sam Hunt, "Break Up In A Small Town"

Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Chris Young, "I'm Comin' Over"

Top Rock Song

Walk the Moon, "Shut Up And Dance" (Winner)

Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"

Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"

twenty one pilots, "Stressed Out"

X Ambassadors, "Renegades"

Top Latin Song

Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, "El _Perdón" (Winner)

J Balvin, "Ginza"

Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, "Te Metiste"

Maluma, "Borro Cassette"

Romeo Santos, "Propuesta Indecente"

Top Dance/Electronic Song

Major Lazer & DJ Snake, "Lean On" Feat. MØ (Winner)

The Chainsmokers, "Roses" Feat. Rozes

DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, "You Know You Like It"

David Guetta, "Hey Mama" Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song

Hillsong United, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" (Winner)

Hillsong United, "Touch The Sky"

Mercy Me, "Flawless"

NeedToBreathe, "Brother" Feat. Gavin DeGraw

Chris Tomlin, "Good Good Father"

Top Gospel Song

Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?" (Winner)

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, "Worth"

Erica Campbell, "I Luh God" Feat. Big Shizz

Travis Greene, "Intentional"

Brian Courtney Wilson, "Worth Fighting For"

Fan Voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Rihanna (Winner)

Adele

Drake

Little Big Town

The Weeknd

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