Drake, Cher and Celine Dion Impress at Billboard Music Awards
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Canadian rapper and singer Drake took home 13 awards at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
He beat the Billboard record that British singer-songwriter Adele set in 2012.
Drake's 2016 album "Views" helped him win top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album. One of the hit songs from the album is "Hotline Bling."
Drake earned the top artist award ahead of Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Adele, among others.
While Drake won the most awards, some say night's biggest winners may have been Cher and Celine Dion.
Cher received this year's Icon award. She sang her songs, "Believe," from 1998 and "If I Could Turn Back Time," which came out in 1989.
Cher, who first gained fame in the 1960s with partner Sonny Bono, celebrated her 71st birthday over the weekend.
She told the audience Sunday night, "I wanted to do what I do since I was four years old, and I've been doing it for 53 years."
On social media, many people discussed Cher's performance, her costume choices and her excellent physical condition, especially for someone her age. Cher told the crowd Sunday, "I can do a five-minute plank. Just saying." A plank is a difficult exercise meant to strengthen the stomach muscles.
People on social media also enjoyed a video of Celine Dion dancing backstage as Cher performed. Dion was seen singing and snapping as Cher sang "Believe."
Dion appeared on stage, as well. Wearing a white dress with large, puffy shoulders, she performed "My Heart Will Go On." The song, which was featured in the movie "Titanic," became famous around the world almost 20 years ago.
A critic from The Atlantic said Dion's performance saved the show from mediocrity – or not being especially good.
And Variety magazine called the awards show "dreary" aside from the performances by Cher and New Zealand singer Lorde. Lorde performed one of her new songs, "Green Light."
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1.top artist 最佳艺人
Among Rihanna's wins were for radio artist of the year and top female artist.
2.aside from 除...以外
Aside from our son there was no child here.
3.as well 也
The couple might as well have been strangers.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
1.She sang her songs, "Believe," from 1998 and "If I Could Turn Back Time," which came out in 1989.
turn back 返回；阻挡
She turned back towards the crossroads
They were very nearly forced to turn back.
2.On social media, many people discussed Cher's performance, her costume choices and her excellent physical condition, especially for someone her age.
physical condition 身体状况
He was finally forced off the political stage last year by the deterioration of his physical condition.
All the children were well nourished and in good physical condition.
德雷克凭2016年发行的专辑《Views》斩获最佳歌手奖、最佳男艺人奖，还登顶公告牌最佳200专辑榜 。该专辑其中一首热单就是《Hotline Bling》 。
德雷克力压碧昂斯（Beyonce）、蕾哈娜（Rihanna）、贾斯汀·比伯（Justin Bieber）、阿黛尔等其他歌手将最佳艺人奖收入囊中 。
虽然德雷克拿奖拿到手软，但是一些观众认为当晚最大赢家是雪儿（Cher）和席琳·迪翁（Celine Dion） 。
雪儿夺得了今年的偶像大奖 。她现场重温了1998年发行的《Believe》和1989年发行《If I Could Turn Back Time》两首神曲 。
20世纪60年代，雪儿和丈夫索尼·波诺（Sonny Bono）名气渐增，周末她刚刚度过了自己71岁生日 。
社交媒体上有很多网友讨论雪儿的表演，性感的服装，妖娆的身段，尤其是在这样的年龄 。周日，雪儿告诉观众：“我可以做五分钟的平板支撑 。随口说说 。”平板支撑是锻炼腹部肌肉的一种难度很大的运动 。
网友们还非常喜欢席琳·迪翁在后台表演的一段舞蹈 。雪儿演唱《Believe》时，迪翁也在跟着一起唱歌和表演 。
迪翁也登台表演了一曲 。她身穿一袭白裙，垫肩高耸 。她演绎了金曲《My Heart Will Go On》 。20年前这首歌作为《泰坦尼克号》的主题曲曾红遍全球 。
美国《综艺》杂志称，这场颁奖晚会除了雪儿和新西兰歌手洛德的表演，其他节目都很“沉闷” 。洛德表演了一首新歌《Green Light》 。