AceShowbiz - The Weeknd was the biggest winner of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards as he took home a total of 8 awards. The R&B singer understandably got super excited, but seemed to get carried away a little bit when he bragged about his triumphant night on Twitter.
Following the awards show on Sunday, May 22, he took to the micro-blogging site to celebrate his wins, sharing a picture of him holding his trophies and captioning it, "XO we took home 8! more than any male artist in history. Thank you @billboard."
It took The Weeknd a few hours to figure out that Usher won 14 BBMAs in one night at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. That same year, the veteran entertainer released "Confessions" that was a massive success and has been certified Diamond for selling 10 million copies.
After many fans called him out for the tweet, The Weeknd returned to Twitter to apologize to Usher. "Apologize to the OG @Usher , got excited and spoke to soon," he admitted.
At the 2016 BBMAs, which aired from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, The Weeknd won multiple awards including Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album for "Beauty Behind the Madness" and Top R&B Song for "The Hills". He also bagged the Billboard Top 100 Music Award, which he dedicated to the late music icon Prince.
apologize to the OG @Usher , got excited and spoke to soon. ð���ð��¾— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) May 23, 2016