Drake. Picture: Twitter

Drake took home 13 awards at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele.

He won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for "View."

He beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for top artist. The top artist award was presented by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's eldest son.

The awards were held at the T-Mobile Arena.

Actress and singer Cher served up her greatest songs and fashions during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. This year's Icon Award recipient delivered a Las Vegas-worthy performance of her '90s dance hit "Believe" in a body-revealing outfit and white wig surrounded by dancers.

She returned in another iconic look: teased curly black hair and leather jacket over a sparkling jumpsuit as she sang "If I Could Turn Back Time."

The 71-year-old bragged that she had a career that lasted five decades and could still do a five-minute plank.


Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards with an explosive nine-minute set of her top songs — including "No Frauds" a response to a diss track from Remy Ma.

At various points, she was joined by Lil Wayne, DJ David Guetta and Jason Derulo.

WATCH: Drake's acceptance speech:

A moment of silence was observed during the awards for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons said in the tribute that Cornell, who also sang lead in the band Audioslave, was a singer who had "a voice for the ages."

A leader of the grunge movement spreading out of Seattle, the 52-year-old will be buried Friday in Los Angeles.

Celine Dion performed her classic "My Heart Will Go On," at the Billboard Music Awards 20 years after the song was a chart topper. The song became iconic as the theme song for the blockbuster film, "Titanic," and won an Academy Award for best original song.

Singing under a giant sparkling chandelier, Dion was resplendent in white with giant puffy sleeves and her voice was as strong as ever on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Another Canadian was also having a great night as Drake was cleaning up with 12 awards before the show reached the halfway mark at the T-Mobile Arena.

Miley Cyrus introduced a new version of her persona, the low-key, in love Miley, when she performed her new song "Malibu," at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

The new Miley is a far cry from the previous Disney child star who shocked consistently audiences for years with her twerking and singing nude atop a giant wrecking ball.

Her sister Noah Cyrus noted in the intro that her sister, who is engaged to Liam Hemsworth, was "the happiest she had ever been." The singer didn't dance, but performed the acoustic driven slow-burning song in front of giant images of the beach and ocean and ended the song with teary eyes.

The Chainsmokers, a leading nominee, picked up the first televised award of the night with Halsey for top collaboration for their song "Closer."

Drake bagged 13 awards. He had 22 nominations in total.

Check out Full List of Winners:

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

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

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