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Wiz Khalifa wins two Billboard Music Awards, gives classy speech

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

WizbillboardFrom Wiz Khalifa Twitter pageAfter having to settle for nominations for the Grammy and Golden Globe awards, and being snubbed by the Oscars, Wiz Khalifa won two Billboard Music Awards Sunday night for  “See You Again,” his collaboration with Charlie Puth on "Fast & Furious 7" soundtrack.

The rap ballad, a tribute to the late Paul Walker, won Top Rap Song over Drake's "Hotline Bling," among others, and Top Hot 100 Song over Adele's "Hello," two songs by the Weeknd and one by Fetty Wap.

Accepting the Top Hot 100 Song award, Khalifa, in a white suit and shades, said, "First off, shout-out to all the other artists in the category, because I love those songs. Shout-out to everybody here because you worked really hard to be here. And the fans, thank you, guys. Shout-out everybody at Universal, Atlantic, my management, Taylor Gang, 'Smack,' my family. My mom is here right now, my dad, my son Bash (I know you at home watching right now) and thank God, and, just peace and love, everybody, I love y'all. Thank you."

Adele won for Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album.

"See You Again," released in March 2015, was a No. 1 hit for 12 weeks and the first hip-hop songs to surpass one billion views on YouTube. It is currently at 1.748 billion.

The Billboard Music Awards, unlike the others, which are decided by voting, are "based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound."

 

 

 

 

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