The Billboard Music Awards’ Top Artist prize is one of the most prestigious awards out there, and tonight, May 22, Adele took home the honor. She beat out Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and more for the award!
The world has decided who’s the best artist right now, and unsurprisingly, it’s Adele! At the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the biggest award of the night was finally announced, and we’re so glad that it’s the “Hello” singer. See what she had to say in her speech!
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We can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more than Adele does! After giving us the gift of her album 25 as part of her epic comeback, she dropped incredible music videos right and left for her singles “Hello” and “When We Were Young”, plus debuted the video for “Send My Love” tonight during the awards show. Top Artist is so deserved for the British superstar!
Of course, the competition was stiff this year. Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift were also up for the award, and they’ve both had huge years so far. Taylor accepted the Grammy for album of the year for 1989 at the ceremony in Feb. of this year, and she won the Best Tour Award at the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards in April. Meanwhile, Justin took home the award for International Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards in Feb., plus won Best Dance Recording at the Grammys for “Where Are Ü Now”. Both artists have a ton to be proud of!
The Billboard Awards are one of our favorite nights in music. With performances by Nick Jonas, Celine Dion, Fifth Harmony and more, there’s been no shortage of entertainment! Be sure to keep checking back at HollywoodLife.com throughout the evening for up-to-date BBMAs coverage.
HollywoodLifers, are you happy that Adele won for Top Artist?