Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards

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Last night's Billboard Music Awards proved a momentous occasion: Drake broke the record for most decorated musician in the show's history in one night, with 13 wins. Cher and Celine Dion each reflected on their own iconic careers and wonderful songs on Sunday night's awards show, while a moment of silence was held for rocker Chris Cornell, who died Thursday in Detroit.

Onstage, Drake told Vanessa Hudgens she looked lovely.

K-pop group BTS beat the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to win the top social artist award.

Beyonce's Lemonade was picked as the best R&B album while The Chainsmokers won top dance/electronic artist and top Hot 100 Song for Closer featuring Halsey. But shortly after Dion left the stage, she couldn't help but burst into song once more - but this time, she was singing along to Cher's performance of "Believe". "I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in".

Rock fans were stunned to learn about the death of rocker Chris Cornell, who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit.

However, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons summed up his career succinctly, noting he was "a true innovator", "a musical architect", "a prolific songwriting" and "a legendary performer".

Cloudy skies and rain to start the work week, with cool temps
A cold front will move through Monday then stall to our south allowing waves of low pressure to keep us dreary for several days. STAYING RAINY, CLOUDY: Rain chances come back Wednesday with slightly higher winds at 5-10MPH.

Viacom18 English entertainment cluster VP and programming head Hashim D'souza said, "After a successful partnership on the MTV Movie and TV Awards, we are sure that the partnership with Vivo is further going to strengthen as we get ready for 2017 Billboard Music Awards".

Drake was so thrilled to meet Dion, he actually bowed before her.

The Canadian singer wore a white gown as she belted out the theme from Titanic. She impressed early with her rapping skills to show her love for Nicki Minaj, then tried a heartfelt rendition of Dion's "The Power of Love". Her performance earned the most audience participation of the night.

Nicki Minaj, who has been romantically linked to Drake, clearly wasn't amused.

Miley Cyrus performs "Malibu" at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas.

The 20-year-old took on I Have Questions in its entirety for her encore number and the performance was certainly unique as it featured two interpretive dancers, hundreds of red petals, and some nifty camerawork which made certain moments move backwards in time. The singer didn't dance, but performed the acoustic driven slow-burning song in front of giant images of the beach and ocean and ended the song with teary eyes.