Sunday night was Drake's night at the annual Billboard Music Awards, held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada and hosted by Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. The rap mogul took home 13 awards including Top Artist, breaking Adele's previous record for most prizes picked up by an artist in a single night.
It was a hefty, three-hour-plus show stacked with live performances (Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Camila Cabello, Halsey, Julia Michaels). There were meaningful tributes (Celine Dion, Cher) and remembrances (Biggie, Chris Cornell), and plenty of social media uproar (courtesy of K-pop boy band BTS).
In her contribution, Céline Dion wows Billboard Awards audience with 'My Heart Will Go On'
It's been 20 years since we were first bowled over by Céline Dion's performance of the "Titanic" theme "My Heart Will Go On."
But when the French Canadian chanteuse belted it out at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, it was like we were all hearing it again for the first time.
Standing on stage in a white gown with enormous sleeves and a plunging neckline that was described in Rolling Stone as "luminous" and "angelic," Dion hit the big notes and ending run like the total pro she is.
She ended the song by mouthing "thank you" to the audience, and everyone who wasn't sobbing was holding it in like a champ.
Vanessa Hudgens, who posed backstage with Dion, confessed that she was "crying."
So hearing "My Heart Will Go On" in that context Sunday really gave it a double punch of emotion, and the response was like seeing Dion wrapped in a giant audience hug.