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The Weeknd poses backstage with his awards at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas Steve Marcus/Reuters

Adele and The Weeknd had a great night at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 22 May (Sunday). The Weeknd won eight awards following 19 nominations in 16 categories, while Adele won five, including the top artist. The show was hosted by singer Ciara along with rapper Ludacris.

The finalists for the award show are picked after taking into account the musicians digital songs sales, radio airplay, online streaming, touring and social media interactions. These data are tracked by Billboard and its data partners throughout the year. The data is tracked from 23 March 2015 until 17 March 2016, while Billboard music chart are tracked from 11 April 2015 to 2 April 2016.

Check out the winners list:

Top Artist: Adele

Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Female Artist: Adele

Top New Artist: Fetty Wap

Top Duo/Group: One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, (25)

Top R&B Song: The Weeknd, (The Hills)

Top Hot 100 Artist: The Weeknd

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele

Top Hot 100 Song: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, (See You Again)

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Rihanna

Top Country Song: Thomas Rhett, (Die A Happy Man)

Top R&B Artist: The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist: Drake

Top Country Artist: Luke Bryan

Top Rock Artist: twenty one pilots

Top Song Sales Artist: The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist: The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist: The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Touring Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Latin Artist: Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: David Guetta

Top Christian Artist: ​Hillsong United

Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin

Top Soundtrack: Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album: The Weeknd (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Top Rap Album: Meek Mill (Dreams Worth More Than Money)

Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton (Traveller)

Top Rock Album: twenty one pilots (Blurryface)

Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel (Los Dúo)

Top Dance/Electronic Album: ​Zedd (True Colors)

Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle (How Can It Be)

Top Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin (Losing My Religion)

Top Selling Song: Adele (Hello)

Top Radio Song: Walk the Moon (Shut Up and Dance)

Top Streaming Song (Audio): The Weeknd (The Hills)

Top Streaming Song (Video): ​Silentó (Watch Me)

Top Rap Song: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (See You Again)

Top Rock Song: Walk the Moon (Shut Up And Dance)

Top Latin Song: Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias (El Perdon)

​Top Dance/Electronic Song: Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ (Lean On)

Top Christian Song: Hillsong UNITED, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Top Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin (Wanna Be Happy?)

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