Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

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LAS VEGAS Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins during a 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele’s prior record of 12 awards in 2012.

“I wish to say, reason parsimonious Adele, given when a new thing drops you’ll be behind to get a record back,” a Canadian recording artist pronounced in usurpation one of his awards during a star-studded eventuality hold in Las Vegas.

Drake, who also won tip artist, tip masculine artist and tip swat manuscript for “Views”, after acted for photographers surrounded by his microphone-shaped trophies.

The three-hour uncover — hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgins — enclosed performances by Miley Cyrus, a Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj and Imagine Dragons.

Beyonce and Twenty One Pilots any took 5 awards, nonetheless they were absent from a ceremony. The Chainsmokers warranted four, including tip partnership and tip prohibited 100 strain for “Closer” with Halsey.

Blake Shelton took home a endowment for tip nation artist, and tip nation strain went to Florida Georgia Line.

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop a Feeling” won tip offered strain and tip radio song.

The Icon Award for feat in strain went to Cher, 71, who gave a intense debate after behaving dual of her biggest hits — “Believe” and “If we Could Turn Back Time”.

“I wish to appreciate my mom given when we was unequivocally young, my mom pronounced ‘You’re not going to be a smartest. You’re not going to be a prettiest. You’re not going to be a many talented, though you’re going to be special,'” Cher said.

Canadian thespian Celine Dion delivered an romantic opening of her award-winning strain “My Heart Will Go On” from a soundtrack of a film “Titanic” to symbol 20 years given the release.

Dion, who was Billboard’s Icon final year, mislaid her father and former manager Rene Angelil to cancer in 2016.

(Reporting by Reuters Television, Writing by Karishma Singh, Editing by Darren Schuettler)

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