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Meek Mill & Drake Both Win At The Billboard Awards

By HHL Editors

The general consensus is that Meek Mill took a scarlet L in his battle with Drake last summer.

But his 2015 album Dreams Worth More Than Money just grabbed a big W at the Billboard Awards last night.

Meek's sophomore effort surprisingly topped Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre and two Drake albums -- If You're Reading This It's Too Late and Drizzy's joint project with Future What A Time To Be Alive -- to win for Best Rap Album.

Billboard's award are given out through a complex formula made up of sales and online chatter. DWMTM ended benefiting from both Billboard's tracking period and Meek's negative social media mentions. You can read about more of how Meek was able to beat out four more critically regarded albums here.

Drake snagged a pretty important award too -- beating Fetty Wap, Future, Wiz Khalifa and Silentó for Best Rap Artist.

Overall, the big winners were The Weeknd, who took eight trophies, and Adele, who topped The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift for Top Artist.

Check out all the winners below:

Top Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Rihanna -- WINNER Adele Drake The Weeknd Little Big Town

Top R&B Song: Alessia Cara “Here” Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be” The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, 25 -- WINNER Justin Bieber, Purpose Ed Sheeran, x Taylor Swift, 1989 The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Drake Fetty Wap Ed Sheeran The Weeknd

Top Country Song: Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town” Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” Little Big Town, “Girl Crush” Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man” -- WINNER Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Hot 100 Song: Adele, “Hello” Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Hot 100 Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top New Artist: Fetty Wap -- WINNER OMI Charlie Puth Silentó Bryson Tiller

Top Female Artist: Adele -- WINNER Selena Gomez Ariana Grande Rihanna Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group: Maroon 5 One Direction -- WINNER twenty one pilots The Rolling Stones U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist: Adele Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Ellie Goulding Ed Sheeran Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap Silentó The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Selena Gomez Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist: Madonna One Direction The Rolling Stones Taylor Swift -- WINNER U2

Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown Jeremih Rihanna Bryson Tiller The Weeknd -- WINNER

Top Rap Artist: Drake -- WINNER Fetty Wap Future Wiz Khalifa Silentó

Top Country Artist: Zac Brown Band Luke Bryan -- WINNER Sam Hunt Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist: Fall Out Boy Elle King twenty one pilots -- WINNER Walk the Moon X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga Juan Gabriel Nicky Jam Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho Romeo Santos -- WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers DJ Snake David Guetta -- WINNER Major Lazer Zedd

Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns Lauren Daigle Hillsong United -- WINNER MercyMe Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown and group therAPy Tasha Cobbs Kirk Franklin -- WINNER Travis Greene Marvin Sapp

Top Soundtrack: Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 Fifty Shades of Grey Furious 7 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Pitch Perfect 2 -- WINNER

Top R&B Album: Chris Brown, Royalty Rihanna, Anti Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L Tyrese, Black Rose The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness -- WINNER

Top Rap Album: Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive Dr. Dre, Compton Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money -- WINNER

Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller -- WINNER Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights Sam Hunt, Montevallo Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color David Bowie, Blackstar Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind twenty one pilots, Blurryface -- WINNER

Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo -- WINNER Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario Mana, Cama Incendiada Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta, Listen Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission ODESZA, In Return Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü Zedd, True Colors -- WINNER

Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be -- WINNER Hillsong UNITED, Empires Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us TobyMac, This Is Not A Test Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion -- WINNER Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top Selling Song: Adele, “Hello” -- WINNER Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” OMI, “Cheerleader” Rachel Platten, “Fight Song” The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song: Adele “Hello” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Justin Bieber, “Sorry” Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean” Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video): Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” Silentó, “Watch Me” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song: Drake, “Hotline Bling” Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz Silentó, “Watch Me” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER

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