Sunday night, May 21st, 2017, was all pomp and color in Las Vegas, United States, where the biggest names in music converged for this year's edition of Billboard Music Awards. Breathtaking fashion was displayed, killer performances staged and history made by the celebrities who thrilled fans with what they do best, music. Legendary artist 71-year-old Cher brought the house down with her stunning looks and an amazing performance of her greatest hits, culminating in her bagging the coveted icon award. New school sensation Drake exhibited explosive energy on stage and made history by breaking the record for most awards in one night, previously held by Adele.

Highlights from the night

Drake was undoubtedly the main attraction of the night. Dressed in a stylish white and black outfit, the Canadian rapper-singer stole the crowd with an outstanding performance and scooped a historic 13 awards. The rapper, who was accompanied by his father as well as his music family, including his mentor Lil Wayne, label mate Nicki Minaj and the entire management team, thanked his fans for believing in him and promised nothing but more fire and history making.

Adele previously held the record for most Billboard Music Awards won in one night with 12. Drake however broke the record and went home with 13 in the following categories : Top Artist, Top Streaming Song (Audio) for "One Dance" featuring Wizkid & Kyla which also scooped awards for Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration, Top Male Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Tour, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album(for Views).

Other big winners for the night included Twenty One Pilots who scooped the Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity, Top Rock Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, inTop Duo/Group, and Top Rock Song for "Heathens".

Songstress Beyonce won the Top Female Artist, Top R&B Album(Lemonade), Top Touring Artist, Top R&B Tour and Top R&B Artist awards.The Chainsmokers, who bagged the award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist were also dominant at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony. Their mega hit "Closer" featuring Halsey scooped 3 awards for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Dance/Electronic Song and Top Collaboration.

Going forward

Like in every competition, not everyone can carry an award home but all individual forces work in unison for the greater good of the industry. May this year's Billboard Music Awards winners celebrate their trophies by putting in more work and mentoring the next generation stars. For those who lost, well, tomorrow is another day, just put in work and keep believing. Cheers!