Billboard Awards Meek Mill Album Of The Year for "Dreams Worth More Then Money" (Congratz


Meek Mill gets a big "W" at the Billboard Music Awards. Elsewhere, Drake wins Top Rap Artist and The Weeknd emerges victorious in 8 different categories.

Another week, another award show. Tonight it was the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Vegas, and of course, the majority of the nominations went to major artists who have spent a good deal of time in the Hot 100 singles chart and/or the Billboard 200 albums chart over the past year. Though a relatively small group of hip-hop artists were represented at this year's show, there were still a few surprise award-winners. The most unexpected result came in the category of Top Rap Album, as the award was given to Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money.

Meek's well-received No. 1 album was released last June, soon before he fell out of favor in the eyes of the Internet upon accusing Drake of ghostwriting and proceeding to get hit with a couple of scathing diss tracks. Though he's released some strong music since, Meek's troubles have only continued, as he was busted for parole violation and then sentenced to three months of house arrest in early February. He should be out by now, and the award for Top Rap Album should make for a nice welcome back into the free world. To win the award, he beat out Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive, Dr. Dre's Compton, and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly.

Though Drake might be sour about having two of his albums fall short to Meek's, he was able to take home another big-time Billboard award, winning Top Rap Artist over Fetty Wap, Future, Wiz Khalifa, and Silento. Fetty Wap was awarded Top New Artist and Wiz Khalifa won two awards for his Charlie Puth-featuring smash hit "See You Again," which was named Top Rap Song as well as Top Hot 100 Song.

In the R&B world, The Weeknd was utterly dominant, taking home a total of eight awards: Best R&B Song, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs, Top Streaming Songs, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, and Top Streaming Song. See the full list of winners below.

Top Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Rihanna -- WINNER Adele Drake The Weeknd Little Big Town

Top R&B Song: Alessia Cara “Here” ​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be” The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, 25 -- WINNER Justin Bieber, Purpose Ed Sheeran, x Taylor Swift, 1989 The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Drake Fetty Wap Ed Sheeran The Weeknd

Top Country Song: Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town” Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” Little Big Town, “Girl Crush” Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man” -- WINNER Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Hot 100 Song: Adele, “Hello” Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Hot 100 Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top New Artist: Fetty Wap -- WINNER OMI Charlie Puth ​Silentó Bryson Tiller

Top Female Artist: Adele -- WINNER Selena Gomez ​Ariana Grande Rihanna Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group: Maroon 5 One Direction -- WINNER twenty one pilots The Rolling Stones U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist: Adele Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Ellie Goulding Ed Sheeran Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap ​Silentó The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Selena Gomez ​Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist: Madonna One Direction The Rolling Stones Taylor Swift -- WINNER U2

Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown ​Jeremih Rihanna Bryson Tiller The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Rap Artist: Drake -- WINNER Fetty Wap Future Wiz Khalifa Silentó

Top Country Artist: Zac Brown Band Luke Bryan -- WINNER Sam Hunt Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist: Fall Out Boy Elle King twenty one pilots -- WINNER Walk the Moon X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga Juan Gabriel Nicky Jam Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho Romeo Santos -- WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers DJ Snake David Guetta -- WINNER Major Lazer ​Zedd

Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns Lauren Daigle ​Hillsong United -- WINNER MercyMe Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown and group therAPy Tasha Cobbs Kirk Franklin -- WINNER Travis Greene Marvin Sapp

Top Soundtrack: Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 Fifty Shades of Grey Furious 7 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Pitch Perfect 2 -- WINNER

Top R&B Album: Chris Brown, Royalty Rihanna, Anti Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L ​Tyrese, Black Rose The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness -- WINNER

Top Rap Album: Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive Dr. Dre, Compton Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money -- WINNER

Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller -- WINNER Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights Sam Hunt, Montevallo Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color David Bowie, Blackstar Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind twenty one pilots, Blurryface -- WINNER

Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo -- WINNER Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario ​Mana, Cama Incendiada Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta, Listen Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission ​ODESZA, In Return ​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü ​Zedd, True Colors -- WINNER

Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be -- WINNER ​Hillsong UNITED, Empires Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us ​TobyMac, This Is Not A Test Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion -- WINNER Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live Top Selling Song: Adele, “Hello” -- WINNER Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” OMI, “Cheerleader” Rachel Platten, “Fight Song” The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song: Adele “Hello” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Justin Bieber, “Sorry” Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean” ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video): ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” ​Silentó, “Watch Me” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song: Drake, “Hotline Bling” ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” ​Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz ​Silentó, “Watch Me” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER

Top Rock Song: Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman” Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s” twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out” Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance” -- WINNER X Ambassadors, “Renegades”

Top Latin Song: J Balvin “Ginza” Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon” -- WINNER ​Maluma, “Borro Cassette” Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses” DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It” David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama” Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On” -- WINNER Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song: ​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” -- WINNER ​Hillsong UNITED, “Touch the Sky” MercyMe, “Flawless” NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother” Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth” Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God” Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?” -- WINNER Travis Greene, “Intentional” Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”

(Story Credit HotNewHipHop.com)

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