Adele took home the prize in the prestigious category of Artist of the Year at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles.
The British singer was also awarded this year female artist, and her album “25″ released last year, was praised in the category of album of the year.
Justin Bieber were named male artist, but was eclipsed by fellow the Weeknd who took home eight statuettes at the gala, including other categories this year r’n’b album and year r’nb’ single.
Madonna and Stevie Wonder struck up the song when the late funk and R & B icon Prince would hailed.
More applause during the evening went to Kesha that at the eleventh hour was given permission by the producer Dr. Luke and his record label Kemosabe, she has been in prolonged argument with, to perform at the gala. Accompanied by Ben Folds on piano performed Kesha Bob Dylan’s “It is not me babe.”