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The 2016 Billboard Music Awards ceremony was held on May 22, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first nationally televised event to originate from that venue. It aired live on ABC with hosts Ludacris and Ciara.

2016 Billboard Music Awards
DateMay 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
LocationT-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Hosted byLudacris
Most awardsThe Weeknd (8)
Most nominationsThe Weeknd (20)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime128 minutes
Viewership9.76 million

The nominees were announced on April 11, 2016, with The Weeknd earning the most nominations with twenty.[1] Britney Spears received the Billboard Millennium Award for her achievements and influence in the music industry.[2] Celine Dion received the Billboard Icon Award in recognition of her career spanning over three decades.[3] Madonna made an appearance to pay tribute to Prince.[4] Adele premiered the music video for her single "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" at the ceremony.[5][6]




Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first.[9]

Top Artist Top New Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Touring Artist
Top Billboard 200 Artist Top Billboard 200 Album
Top Hot 100 Artist Top Hot 100 Song
Top Song Sales Artist Top Selling Song
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Social Artist (fan-voted) Top Streaming Artist
Top Streaming Song (Audio) Top Streaming Song (Video)
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Song
Top Christian Album Top Gospel Artist
Top Gospel Song Top Gospel Album
Top Country Artist Top Country Song
Top Country Album Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Top Dance/Electronic Song Top Dance/Electronic Album
Top Latin Artist Top Latin Song
Top Latin Album Top R&B Artist
Top R&B Song Top R&B Album
Top Rap Artist Top Rap Song
Top Rap Album Top Rock Artist
Top Rock Song Top Rock Album
Top Soundtrack Billboard Chart Achievement (fan-voted)
Icon Award Millenium Award
Celine Dion Britney Spears

Artists with multiple wins and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ Billboard Staff (April 11, 2016). "Billboard Music Awards 2016: See the Finalists". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Melendez, Monique (May 2, 2016). "Britney Spears to Perform Hits Medley at Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Billboard Staff (May 4, 2016). "Celine Dion to Receive ICON Award". Billboard. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Madonna to Honor Prince on the Billboard Music Awards". Billboard Music Awards. Dick Clark Productions. May 11, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Adele to Debut 'Send My Love (To Your New Lover)' Video at Billboard Music Awards
  6. ^ Billboard staff (May 22, 2016). "Billboard Music Awards 2016: Complete Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Presenters Announced for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Presenters Announced for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2016: Complete Winners List".