Nicki Minaj kicks off Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj kicks off Billboard Music Awards

But is it really an awards show without Adele?

It seems like the "When We Were Young" singer may have stayed home across the pond, taking a break between some other major appearances. That mic drop grants her at least a few months off from awards shows, in my opinion.

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".

"We give all our glory to all of the armies, the fans", he continued of their inclusion in the fan-voted category at the Billboard Music Awards. Another highlight was Celine Dion.

Minaj kicked off the show with an explosive nine-minute performance of her hit songs alongside her mentor Lil Wayne and frequent collaborator David Guetta.

The early winners announced Sunday morning by dick clark productions included Beyonce, who won five and twenty one pilots, who won four.

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"This feels good but it feels so wrong because I love Drake so much", said Halsey (Drake's "One Dance" was also nominated for top Hot 100 song).

The big-time boy band was just one of many stars on hand for the show airing on ABC live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ed Sheeran performed "Castle on the Hill" from Santiago, Chile, while Lorde sang her upbeat song "Green Light".

The rapper and the electronic dance duo the Chainsmokers were top contenders with 22 nominations each.

Former One Direction singer Zayn was named best new artist, while Justin Timberlake's Oscar-nominated "Can't Stop the Feeling!" won top radio song and top selling song. Imagine Dragons will speak about Chris Cornell's influence on the band ahead of their performance.

Others set to perform Sunday include Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, John Legend and Halsey.

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