The Weeknd Took Home 8 Awards At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Abel went 8 for 19 tonight.

May 22, 2016

XO. We took home 8! More than any male artist in history!!! 💪🏾⭐️⚡️💯 thank you @billboard

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The Weeknd - who was nominated for 19 different awards tonight at the Billboard Music Awards - won 8 categories, making him one of the frontrunner for most awards by a male artist at the BBMAs. (Usher still holds that honor, with 14 trophies won at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards.) Among the The Weeknd's awards tonight were Top Hot 100 Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album, and Top R&B Song. Watch the Weeknd accept his award for Top Hot 100 Artist below.

The Weeknd Took Home 8 Awards At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards