In this week's Music Minute: a lowdown on all the news and gossip from the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

The Weeknd and Adele win big

The night completely belonged to The Weeknd with the r&b hitmaker walking away with eight awards. The Can't Feel My Face singer was crowned top hot 100 artiste and top r&b artiste, while he also scooped the top r&b album for his critically acclaimed Beauty Behind The Madness.

British superstar Adele won five awards, including top artiste, top female artiste and top Billboard 200 album for her best-selling third LP 25. It was a big night for the Hello singer as she also premiered the music video for her latest single Send My Love (To Your New Lover).

Celine Dion honoured

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Celine Dion accepted 2016 BBMAs Icon award from son Rene CharlesGetty

It was a particularly emotional evening for Celine Dion who was honoured with the Icon Award in celebration of her phenomenal career. After performing a powerful cover of Queen's The Show Must Go On, Celine was joined on stage by her 15-year-old son Rene-Charles before delivering a tearful speech in honour of her late husband Rene Angelil who died in January.

In her speech, Celine said she wanted to thank "my beloved husband whom I know will continue to watch over me from up above".

Madonna pays tribute to Prince

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Madonna wore a paisley-print, lavender-hued pant-suit at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards as she performed a tribute to late singer PrinceGetty

Elsewhere, Madonna performed a tribute to the late rock legend Prince and was joined by another iconic singer, Stevie Wonder. The queen of pop began the segment with a cover of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U before she and Stevie duetted on Purple Rain.

But it seemed not everyone was impressed with the performance as one viewer tweeted: "Prince deserved so much more than this," while another complained: "Madonna killed it... and not in a good way #irrelevant."

The awards, which were hosted by Ludacris and Ciara in Las Vegas, also saw performances from Rihanna, Britney Spears, Kesha and Fifth Harmony.