The Ethiopian Born pop star from Toronto dedicated one of his wins to Prince, who died last month, saying the late artist will still help him "push the envelope."
"I love him so much. I didn't know him, but he was so close to me. He will always be an inspiration."
The Weekend won Billboard awards for Top Songs Sales Artist award, Top Radio Song award for Can't Feel My Face, Top Hot 100 Artist award, Top Radio Songs Artist award, Top Streaming Song (Audio) award for The Hills, Top R&B Artist award, and Top R&B Song award for The Hills. (David Becker/Getty Images)
The Weeknd, who's real name is Abel Tesfaye, won eight awards, more than any male artist in Billboard history.
The sweep included Top R&B song for The Hills, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B album for Beauty Behind the Madness.
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