11 Important Moments From The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Rihanna saved the show.

May 23, 2016
1. Britney Spears opened the show with medley of hits that may or may not have been lip synced...


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2. Ciara and Ludacris hosted the awards show and looked great together.


3. Ty Dolla $ign slid through to perform "Work From Home" with Fifth Harmony.


I look like a baby

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5. Adele wasn't at the show, but she premiered her new video for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."


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8. Celine Dion received the Icon Award.


9. Ariana Grande performed her new single "Into You" for the first time on TV.


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10. The Weeknd cleaned up, winning 8 awards out of 19 total nominations.

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

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And Rihanna made the moment her very own.

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