Drake was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony on Wednesday night, picking up a total of 12 golden mics during the three-hour live broadcast at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The 32-year-old Toronto rapper urged his peers to support each other after tragic losses of their peers, including West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle. "We've obviously had an unfortunate series of losses within our business and I just wanna encourage everybody to let other artists know how you feel about them; let them know that you love them, respect them, while we're all still here."

Drake thanked his mom, Sandra "Sandi" Graham, during his acceptance speech for the Billboard Top Artist prize. "I wanna thank my mom for all the times you drove me to piano (classes), when I didn't wanna take piano, all the times you drove me to basketball and hockey - that clearly didn't work out," he joked. "No matter how long it took me to figure out what I wanted to do, you were always there to give me a ride."

Drake also claimed the Top Billboard 200 Album honor for "Scorpion" and gave a shout out to Maisie Williams' Game of Thrones character Arya Stark "for putting in that work last week."

Cardi B was also a big winner walking away with 6 Billboard awards. Cardi B scored the Top Hot 100 Song award for her Maroon 5 collaboration "Girls Like You". She collected the Top Rap Song prize for "I Like It". And she also urged fans to show their favorite artists some love. "If you got a favorite artist, support them, stream their music, listen to their music, tell a friend about their music to get them on the chart," she said. Cardi also won trophies for Top Hot 100 Song for "Girls Like You" and Top Rap Female Artist.

K-pop boy band BTS were double winners, landing the Top Social Artist for the third successive year and Top Duo/Group, prompting band member RM to assure screaming fans that all the adulation and accolades haven't changed him or his bandmates. "We're still the same boys from six years ago," he said. "We still have the same dreams... we still have the same thoughts."

Legendary singer Mariah Carey was the Icon Award winner. She was among the night’s big performers, along with Ciara, Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, who opened the show with the live debut of their new hit single "ME!", Madonna and Maluma, who also debuted Medellin - featuring the Material Girl's own holograms, and the return of the Jonas Brothers, who made their first awards show performance since officially reuniting earlier this year.

Kelly Clarkson hosted the show for a second year.

The list of winners at the 2019 Billboard Awards:

ICON AWARD

Mariah Carey

TOP ARTIST

Drake

TOP HOT 100 SONG

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - Girls Like You

TOP COUNTRY SONG

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - Meant to Be

TOP ROCK SONG

Panic! at the Disco - High Hopes

TOP RAP SONG

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - I Like It

TOP MALE ARTIST

Drake

TOP DUO/GROUP

BTS

TOP NEW ARTIST

Juice WRLD

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM

Drake - Scorpion

TOP ROCK ARTIST

Imagine Dragons

TOP R&B ARTIST

Ella Mai

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ariana Grande

TOP FEMALE ARTIST

Ariana Grande

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST

Drake

TOP 100 ARTIST

Drake

TOP STREAMING SONGS ARTIST

Drake

TOP SONG SALES ARTIST

Drake

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST

Drake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS

TOP TOURING ARTIST

Ed Sheeran

TOP R&B MALE ARTIST

The Weeknd

TOP R&B FEMALE ARTIST

Ella Mai

TOP R&B TOUR

Beyonce & JAY-Z

TOP RAP ARTIST

Drake

TOP RAP MALE ARTIST

Drake

TOP RAP FEMALE ARTIST

Cardi B

TOP RAP TOUR

Beyonce & JAY-Z

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

The Chainsmokers

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST

Lauren Daigle

TOP GOSPEL ARTIST

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

TOP SOUNDTRACK

The Greatest Showman

TOP R&B ALBUM

XXXTentacion - 17

TOP RAP ALBUM

Drake - Scorpion

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

Luke Combs - This One’s For You

TOP ROCK ALBUM

Panic! at the Disco - Pray For The Wicked

TOP LATIN ALBUM

Ozuna - Aura

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM

Lauren Daigle - Look Up Child

TOP GOSPEL ALBUM

Tori Kelly - Hiding Place

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)

Travis Scott - SICKO MODE

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)

Drake - In My Feelings

TOP SELLING SONG

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - Girls Like You

TOP RADIO SONG

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - Girls Like You

TOP COLLABORATION

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B - Girls Like You

TOP R&B SONG

Ella Mai - Boo'd Up

TOP LATIN SONG

Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna - Te Bote

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - The Middle

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG

Lauren Daigle - You Say

TOP GOSPEL SONG

Koryn Hawthorne - Won't He Do It

Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp, Judy Eddy/WENN.com, Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congrats to Drake Cardi and Mariah.... you do deserve those awards .... chile I didn't watch this shyt ... fawked around and watched Game of thrones again..... and baby that's my show....... whew chile!!!! Morning everyone .... Make it a good one!!!!! https://media3.giphy.com/media/l3vRaJJvCo6jq1ggE/giphy.gif

  • JesusSidePEACE

    Congrats! OAN: What happened to Cardi's stomach?

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Cardi’s stomach looks a fool. Cute dress though!

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Looks like they took out to much during the lipo and then she decided to get her abs "etched".

  • Nina Ross

    And so if begins... we’ve let mulattos take over black music, again

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    There was a pic with her in a yellow dress that showed how bad her stomach really looks that’s all ppl were talking about idk what happened but something didn’t go right someone said it had to do with not wearing the compression garment after having lipo

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    There was a pic with her in a yellow dress that showed how bad her stomach really looks that’s all ppl were talking about idk what happened but something didn’t go right someone said it had to do with not wearing the compression garment after having lipo

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Morning this was a nice good morning I just made it in and the first thing my stomach wanna do is act tf up!!!! ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Morning this was a nice good morning I just made it in and the first thing my stomach wanna do is act tf up!!!! ?

  • Ayeola George

    hmm so the Christian category is for the whites and Gospel is for the blacks???? just a thought :-)

  • Ayeola George

    hmm so the Christian category is for the whites and Gospel is for the blacks???? just a thought :-)

  • JesusSidePEACE

    I would sue that doctor. Looks botched

  • JesusSidePEACE

    I would sue that doctor. Looks botched

  • iWasteTime

    Morning !
    I watched it again and on the second watch caught Arya running by Viseron, John was distracting him because he was guarding the entrance of the Godswood! I swear when he stood up to yell he was yelling GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • iWasteTime

    Morning !
    I watched it again and on the second watch caught Arya running by Viseron, John was distracting him because he was guarding the entrance of the Godswood! I swear when he stood up to yell he was yelling GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    Russell Wilson always looks like he’s trying too hard. Lil Future is adorable. I didn’t like Cierror’s dress for the occasion but she looked cute. Why is Draya invited to things? Ella Mai’s baby hairs are doing the most. Mariah looked snatched. Drake looked handsome. I’m just not into K-Pop boy bands-they look super feminine. It’s like the contestants from RuPaul’s drag race formed a band and decided to wear male clothing.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm a day one fan. So happy for him and his perseverance.

  • ~~eb

    Ella Mai, Top R&B, Chile......

  • TheNightKingWearsPressOns

    2007 over this way!

  • Satui Lerne

    What in the living hell is going on with Cardi's stomach?

  • TamG

    First, does anyone know if there is a place to watch the awards? I missed the show and Googled to try to find it but could not find it.

    Secondly, I think Drake’s awards are well-deserved. I literally can’t turn on the radio for more than a few minutes without either hearing one of his songs or one he’s collaborated on. It’s really overkill, but it can’t be denied that he dominates right now and has for a long while.

    Finally, what is a “tour” award? And why did Beyonce and JayZ win for both R&B and Rap tour? Why does it seem like these award shows just invent awards to give to these two, Beyoncé especially. Seems like even in the years she doesn’t release music, they invent ways to give her an award. I don’t get the worship of this person. Shes a talented lady but she’s not God. So sick of the idol worship, her weird and creepy online fans who harass others. I hear they’re going after Taylor Swift now for “copying” their God. Who are these losers who cape so hard for someone they don’t know? Sick.

  • Mellsvoice

    I love good fashion talk. I agree with your comments!

    I didn't like Jennifer's Hudson's look clothes or Terry Crews boots. I just didn't get either for the event.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I was in da crib screaming ...... Fight for yo lives ...... Fight for your lives lololololololo That's show there chile!!!!!!! Epic !!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I feel ya ... recouping from a damn virus .... today will be will be my first full meal .....lost bout 10 pounds chile as if I need to loose anymore damn weight .... take it easy chile ..... upset tummy was not da move ..... that shyt had me out since Friday whew chile ...... sending you healing bew .... Get through and take it easy ....... and rest as much as possible

  • CardiB’sAbs

    *scrolls back up* LAWD! Jennifer needs to go on somewhere with that brown polyester Thom Browne knock off-She should stop making her own clothes. Terry Crews thought he was doing something with those crocodile dundee riding boots. I can’t. A good stylist is priceless.

  • Mellsvoice

    Unfortunately Jennifer misses more than she gets it right and I do agree a stylist on standby could do wonders.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You’re right. Jenn just can’t get it right. I think Cardi has a really good stylist.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I didn't watch but everyone looked nice...Scorpion was fire. Congratulations are in order...

  • tintin

    Happy for my boy Drake. I am a fan and he deserves it all.
    Good for Cardi. It was her time, good for her.

    TOP R&B ALBUM- XXXTentacion - 17 ( HOW@!!!)

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Drake out here looking like everything....delicious

  • Renee26

    Thanks for the recap because I don't have the patience to watch award shows

    I gotta come back later to check out the outfits... I scrolled down really fast and saw a few questionables ?

  • RespectSelf

    It looks like her skin is a little stretched from the baby.... but her muscles are pretty toned. lol with body makeup

  • Keyshia Ray

    ?

  • Gloria

    So a whole bunch of white folks won, cool. I didn’t miss anything.

  • Vegas1989

    For all of you that watch the Game of Thrones need to just come work over here. This whole office room watch it.....Lawd have mercy....they talk about it all day long....and then someone will put it on their computer and then we will be watching it on TV...SMH....

  • PhillyFacts

    Dirt

  • PhillyFacts

    ??????

  • iWasteTime

    We had to pause it.
    I thought I was going to lose John and Danny and the way this heart was beating and I was sweating . Chile!!!!

  • Kayke

    BTS!!!!

  • Ms. Cree

    TOP GOSPEL SONG

    Koryn Hawthorne - Won't He Do It

    **You gon' look back and be so amazed, How you turned out It's only his grace. Won't He do it, He said He would... So I trust Him at all times

    -- Congrats!! That's my Jam!

  • U gon learn today

    I have some questions too:

    Why do you weirdos obsess over Beyonce in the same breath while accusing others of being obsessed with her? Do you ever reflect on your own behavior?

    Why doesn’t the media write about the constant attacks that Beyonce receives from other fan bases? They aren’t spotlighting the fact that TS fans are exchanging photoshopped of memes of Beyonce portraying her as a monkey.

    Why doesn’t the media spotlight stan culture in general to show the despicable behavior displayed by fans of other artists including Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and on and on; all of whom attack others, including Beyonce over their faves?

    Why aren’t we hearing about Taylor Swift’s fans going after Beyonce for copying their God whom they refer to as “Taylord?” And how white people actually have the gall to give credit to Fleetwood Mac being the first group to use a marching band before Beyoncé? As if her Coachella tribute to HBCUs has anything to with a 70s era white rock band?

    Why don’t Jayz and Beyonce deserve the award for best R&B/rap tour when they had the highest grossing tour worldwide in this genre in 2018? Who else can go to Poland and sell out 60,000 tickets?

    And again, why do you weirdos obsess over Beyonce while in the same breath accusing somebody else of being obsessed with her?

  • TamG

    Only losers in this idiotic “Bee Hive” or whatever the hell you people call it think all criticism or any non-praise of your blonde-haired, half-naked, gyrating God who explicitly bids you “bow down,” is being “obsessed” with her or “hating.” You should spend less time getting offended on behalf of someone you don’t know and more time working on your comprehension skills. I explicitly stated that it’s the industry (and losers in the “Hive”) who are obsessed, not me. I am neutral on the lady. I just wonder why she’s pushed down our throats (yes even neutral bystanders get bombarded with her). She hasn’t released any music yet she gets random awards on every show. It’s bizarre.

    Also, I don’t condone idol worship of anyone, Taylor Swift included lol. Only Bee hive losers think non-worship of their idol translates to worship of someone else. Are you that pathetic you have to worship another person? Get you something bigger to believe in. Seriously.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That was an action packed episode my Gawd .... everybody stepped up that night chile whew

  • hi-liter

    Taylor Swift just appropriated Bey Coachella performance.....ended up looking like a Jr. High school pep rally.

  • Calikush

    Wtf kinda ugly contraption Yung Miami have on? That chit was and is a hot a$$ mess! Do these folks got mirrors at they house? Just askin’ because she looks ridiculous! https://media2.giphy.com/media/9J8bxwhJQOrlK/giphy.gif

  • Logan Roberts

    I was watching Frasier & doing homework .

  • U gon learn today

    Dirty trick #42: Accuse others of that which are guilty. Make them look crazy even though you don’t realize that you are one who completely unhinged. Beyonce isn’t even a topic in this thread, but the very idea of her still takes up space in your mind. Then watch as you become angry, combative and manic because someone responds to YOUR comment to provide an expanded point of view. Nobody said you were “hating” you said that. Nobody referred to Beyonce as a “God”. You weirdos do that and project it onto others.

    Dirty trick #43: Deny your own clear bias. If you were truly neutral, then you would consider all of the evidence and air on the side of logic instead dismissing it to spew your unnecessary negativity. You and the rest hyenas who discuss Beyonce or more than wash your own asses are stuck in your warped obsession with her. Find something bigger to believe in. You’re pathetic.

  • U gon learn today

    I don’t think she necessary appropriated but it’s all too similar to be a coincidence. We are still fresh off of Beyoncé’s performance with the tradition of HBCU drumline and sorority being a main point of focus. I don’t know why Taylor Swift would be so blatantly similar...I honestly believe they do this to draw publicity and backlash against Beyonce since everybody hates her fans.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Drake ALWAYS wins. I'm starting to think his team buys them, but then again there isn't much competition in music right now.

  • bemetoo

    Hey she paid good money for that stomach

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Huni I am I’m so glad these
    Folks ain’t coming in droves like they usually do cuz they got a cough and runny nose. I’m here relaxing but it’s a 12 hour day sooooooo.... I ain’t wit none of this

  • Jefferey Franklin

    He actually does look up Billboard and Apple Music.......it all makes sense

  • Trace da Ace

    well..congrats to all....I t'vod it and skimmed through it....caught the performances....thats it.

  • Brown & Proud

    Drakes still a thing?.. Oh. . ok..

  • TheOwley

    Yawn.

  • Renee26

    Eva Longoria photo is labeled as Ciara... She looks cute. I like Halsey's make-up but hate the dress.... Why Terry Cruz wear those damn riding boots?? His wife slayed. Idk what Yung Miami was thinkin with all that tulle fabric she called a dress

  • Renee26

    He light skinned but he still a dark ninja

  • Renee26

    He stays in rotation in my area

  • Jussjess25

    Wait.. cane someone tell me who the group of gay asians are??

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Mine 2!!