From Rihanna to Metallica, the Billboard Music Awards cut across all genres. Here are just a few of the highlights from the show's almost 30-year history.
The Weeknd occupies both of the top two positions on this week's Hot 100, and thus joins a unique club including the Beatles and only eight other artists.
With the coming of the new millennium it was obvious that hip-hop had come a long way and now became a commercial powerhouse in mainstream culture.
With the likes of DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nelly, and 2Pac all selling albums in their tens of millions, hip-hop around the early 1990s became a game changer.