Drake at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
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Drake wins big at 2017 Billboard Music Awards
GRAMMY winners represent the best in music, so it's no surprise they had a strong showing during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. From Drake to Cher, Twenty One Pilots and more, here is our GRAMMY-leaning recap of the May 21 awards show.
Drake ran away with the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, taking home 13 awards and setting a new record as the artist with the most wins in a single night. (Adele was the previous record holder with 12.) Drizzy's haul included Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and Top Hot 100 Artist. He also captivated audiences with a memorable performance of "Gyalchester" with Baka in Las Vegas' Bellagio fountain.
The Top Female Artist Award went to 22-time GRAMMY winner Beyoncé, who took home a total of five awards. Rock duo and recent first-time GRAMMY winners Twenty One Pilots also earned five awards, among them Top Duo/Group. GRAMMY winners the Chainsmokers took home four awards, including Top Dance/Electronic Artist.
GRAMMY winner Cher received the Icon Award during the evening to honor her many musical achievements. To cap off the award, Cher performed a high-powered version of her GRAMMY-winning hit "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time."
Speaking of performances, Celine Dion turned in a flawless rendition of her classic "My Heart Will Go On" to celebrate 20 years since the Titanic film theme song catapulted her into the stratosphere. The crowd honored the five-time GRAMMY winner with a standing ovation.