Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. In fact, the rapper took  home 13 awards, making him the artist with the most in a single year — beating Adele’s record of 12. He was joined on the stage by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father.

“I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back,” said Drake accepting the award.

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Drake also won top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for Views after getting 22 nominations at the event as well as performing Gyalchester inside the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

Zayn Malik won best new artist but didn’t collect the prize in person, telling fans he was busy finishing new songs.

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Twenty One Pilots picked up top duo/group and top rock artist with Metallica winning in the rock album category.

Beyonce’s Lemonade was picked as the best R&B album while The Chainsmokers won top dance/electronic artist and top Hot 100 Song for Closer featuring Halsey.

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La noche de ayer se llevaron a cabo en el T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas los premios Billboard 2017, ceremonia en la que Drake se llevó una impresionante cantidad de estatuillas y rompió récord.

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El rapero arrasó con 13 de 22 premios a los que estaba nominado, incluyendo Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, Top R&B Song, Top Streaming Song, entre otras.

Drake rompió el récord impuesto por Adele, quien anteriormente había ganado 12 premios Billboard.

Los nominados a Billboard Music Awards se basan en las interacciones de los fans con la música, incluyendo ventas de álbumes y canciones digitales, streaming, radioplaying, gira y participación social. Estas mediciones son rastreadas durante todo el año por Billboard y sus socios de datos, incluyendo Nielsen Music y Next Big Sound. Los premios se basan en el período de presentación de informes del 18 de marzo de 2016 hasta el 16 de marzo de 2017.

The next South Korean boy band BTS have become the first K-pop group to win a prestigious US Billboard music award.

The seven-member group – known as Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean or “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” – won Top Social Artist, voted for by fans.

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They beat Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes in the category. The win marks a breakthrough for the K-pop genre, which has long tried to crack Western markets.

“We still cannot believe that we are standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards,” “It’s so great to see all the artists we admire. To be in this category with such great artists, [we are] just really honoured.” the group said in their acceptance speech. 

The band – made up of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V and Jungkook – later tweeted that the win was a “dream come true”.

The group use hip hop and R&B styles to sing about issues including bullying and mental health. They have released albums in Korean and Japanese and have almost 10 million followers on social media.

Here are the winners list below / Toda la lista de ganadores 

Top Artist: Drake 

Top New Artist: Zayn 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity: Twenty One Pilots 

Top Male Artist: Drake 

Top Female Artist: Beyonce 

Top Duo/Group: Twenty One Pilots 

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake 

Top Hot 100 Artist: Drake 

Top Song Sales Artist: Drake 

Top Radio Songs Artist: Twenty One Pilots 

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake 

Top Social Artist: BTS 

Top Touring Artist: Beyonce

Top R&B Artist: Beyonce 

Top R&B Tour: Beyonce 

Top Rap Artist: Drake 

Top Rap Tour: Drake 

Top Country Artist: Blake Shelton 

Top Country Tour: Kenny Chesney

Top Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots 

Top Rock Tour: Coldplay 

Top Latin Artist: Juan Gabriel 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers 

Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle 

Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin 

Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, Views

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album: Hamilton: An American Musical 

Top R&B Album: Beyonce, Lemonade 

Top Rap Album: Drake, Views

Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller 

Top Rock Album: Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct

Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough 

Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be 

Top Gospel Album:Tamela Mann, One Way

Top Hot 100 Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” 

Top Selling Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” 

Top Radio Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” 

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” 

Top Streaming Song (Video): Desiigner, “Panda” 

Top Collaboration: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”

Top R&B Song: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” 

Top R&B Collaboration: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” 

Top Rap Song: Desiigner, “Panda” 

Top Rap Collaboration: Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” 

Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” 

Top Country Collaboration: Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire” 

Top Rock Song: Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” 

Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” 

Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” 

Top Christian Song: Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”

Top Gospel Song: Travis Greene, “Made A Way” 

By Catalina Donoso Positive Diva

with the collaboration of Billboard Awards 2017

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