Rapper Drake poses in the press room with his awards during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena. (Image: AFP)

Drake took home 13 awards at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele.

He won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album for View.

He beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for top artist. The top artist award was presented by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's eldest son.

Drake bagged 13 awards. He had 22 nominations in total.

Other highlights included:

Actress and singer Cher served up her greatest songs and fashions during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. This year's Icon Award recipient delivered a Las Vegas-worthy performance of her '90s dance hit "Believe" in a body-revealing outfit and white wig surrounded by dancers.

She returned in another iconic look: teased curly black hair and leather jacket over a sparkling jumpsuit as she sang If I Could Turn Back Time.

The 71-year-old bragged that she had a career that lasted five decades and could still do a five-minute plank.

Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards with an explosive nine-minute set of her top songs — including No Frauds a response to a diss track from Remy Ma.

At various points, she was joined by Lil Wayne, DJ David Guetta and Jason Derulo.

A moment of silence was observed during the awards for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons said in the tribute that Cornell, who also sang lead in the band Audioslave, was a singer who had "a voice for the ages."

A leader of the grunge movement spreading out of Seattle, the 52-year-old will be buried Friday in Los Angeles.

Celine Dion performed her classic My Heart Will Go On, at the Billboard Music Awards 20 years after the song was a chart topper. The song became iconic as the theme song for the blockbuster film, Titanic, and won an Academy Award for best original song.

Singing under a giant sparkling chandelier, Dion was resplendent in white with giant puffy sleeves and her voice was as strong as ever on Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Full List of Winners:

  • Top Artist: Drake
  • Top New Artist: Zayn
  • Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Top Male Artist: Drake
  • Top Female Artist: Beyonce
  • Top Duo/Group:Twenty One Pilots
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
  • Top Hot 100 Artist: Drake
  • Top Song Sales Artist: Drake
  • Top Radio Songs Artist: Twenty One Pilots
  • Top Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
  • Top Social Artist: BTS Top Touring Artist: Beyonce
  • Top R&B Artist: Beyonce
  • Top R&B Tour: Beyonce
  • Top Rap Artist: Drake
  • Top Rap Tour: Drake
  • Top Country Artist: Blake Shelton
  • Top Country Tour: Kenny Chesney
  • Top Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots
  • Top Rock Tour: Coldplay
  • Top Latin Artist: Juan Gabriel
  • Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
  • Top Christian Artist: Lauren Daigle
  • Top Gospel Artist: Kirk Franklin
  • Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake, Views
  • Top Soundtrack/Cast Album: Hamilton: An American Musical
  • Top R&B Album: Beyonce, Lemonade
  • Top Rap Album: Drake, Views
  • Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  • Top Rock Album: Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct
  • Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough
  • Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
  • Top Gospel Album: Tamela Mann, One Way
  • Top Hot 100 Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, "Closer”
  • Top Selling Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
  • Top Radio Song:” Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  • Top Streaming Song (Video): Desiigner, "Panda"
  • Top Collaboration: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  • Top R&B Song: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  • Top R&B Collaboration: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
  • Top Rap Song: Desiigner, “Panda”
  • Top Rap Collaboration: Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” –
  • Top Country Song: Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Top Country Collaboration: Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
  • Top Rock Song: ”Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
  • Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
  • Top Gospel Song: Travis Greene, “Made A Way”