The Canadian rapper, who also received 22 nominations, revved up the audience not inside the T-Mobile Arena, but outside the show on the Las Vegas strip in the center of the epic Bellagio Hotel fountain to perform his song “Gyalchester.”
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As he and a hype man worked the floating circular platform, the legendary Bellagio water show went off, coordinated to his music.
The rapper won a staggering 10 awards in an early announcement Sunday just before the show’s start, ending the night with 13 total, breaking Adele’s record.
In March, the 30-year-old released his More Life playlist, making it the Toronto singer’s seventh album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The Billboard Music Awards are airing live on ABC.