Watch Justin Bieber’s Electric Medley At 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Won Top Male Artist

A segue over looped “Company” chords ushered in Bieber’s world-circling hit “Sorry,” with Matrix-emerald lights instead of the usual downpour. During the dancehall-favored banger, Justin shook hands with fans, which was a sweet touch after a month in which the star set some evidently needed boundaries with his fans over impromptu photos.

The singer was given a thoroughly deserved standing ovation after his rendition of “Sorry.”

Right after his stage spot, Bieber was up again to accept the Billboard Music Award Top Male Artist award. In his brief speech, the “Sorry” singer said “Thank you. I’m not really a talker but I’ll say thank you to my family. I want to thank God. I want to thank everyone that believed in me and believes in me.”

He added, “That’s it! You guys are awesome. Enjoy your night.”

Later, Justin won the Top Social Media Artist award, which isn’t surprising given his combined heft on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

Besides the Biebs, the rest of the Billboard Music Awards performances included a completely lip-synced opening medley from Britney Spears, the usual circus act stuff from Pink, schmaltz from Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, powerhouse spots from Rihanna (especially) and Ariana Grande, emotion and beauty from the Icon Award winner Céline Dion, booty shaking from Fifth Harmony, sweetness from Shawn Mendes, Kesha’s earth-scorching touching cover, Madonna’s bizarre Prince tribute assisted by Stevie Wonder and an introduction by Questlove, and more.

For a snapshot of the other winners, The Weeknd claimed Top 100 Artist, Top R&B song with “The Hills,” Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B album. Adele was not at the Billboard Awards as she is touring. She landed the Top Billboard 200 Album award for 25, and also won the Top Artist award. Rihanna won the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, while Fetty Wap won Top New Artist.

Meanwhile, Bieber is currently on a break from his Purpose World Tour, which resumes on June 19. For a full list of 2016 Billboard Music Awards winners, click the link.

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