Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, winning six awards each, with U2 also taking home two gongs on the night. 

Singer-songwriter Sheeran won the big award of the night, Top Artist, and was also honoured with the awards for Top Male Artist, Top 100 Artist and Top Song Sales Artist.

The awards for Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song (Shape of You) completed Sheeran's haul.

Sheeran, who is on tour, did not attend the awards. On the night the Billboard audience was treated to a performance of his hit Galway Girl with Irish band Beoga from Sheeran's recent Phoenix Park shows. 

Hip-hop star Lamar was named Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist. 

He also won Top Rap Album and Top Billboard 200 Album for DAMN and Top Streaming Song (Audio) for Humble.

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U2, who are currently on the North American leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE world tour, won the awards for Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour for their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary trek. 

U2 - Honoured for Joshua Tree 30th anniversary trek

There were five awards for Bruno Mars: Top R&B Album for 24K Magic; Top R&B Song for That's What I Like; Top R&B Artist; Top R&B Male Artist and Top R&B Tour. 

There were also five wins for the Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber phenomenon Despacito: Top Collaboration; Top Hot 100 Song; Top Selling Song; Top Latin Song and Top Streaming Song (Video).

Imagine Dragons took home four awards: Top Rock Album for Evolve; Top Rock Song for Believer; Top Duo/Group and Top Rock Artist. 

Taylor Swift was named Top Female Artist and won the Top Selling Album award for reputation.

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Janet Jackson was honoured with the Icon Award and used her acceptance speech to express her support for women who "have made it clear we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused".

"I am deeply humbled and grateful for this award. I feel that for all the challenges, all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history," said the 52-year-old.

Janet Jackson performed a medley of her hits on the night

"It's a moment when at long last women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused.

"I stand with these women and with those men who are equally outraged by discrimination, who support us in heart and mind."

Singer Kelly Clarkson used her role as host to call for action on gun control in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting in which 10 people were killed.

"Once again we are grieving for more kids that have died for just absolutely no reason at all," said the mother- of-four.  

"And tonight they wanted me to say that, obviously we're going to pray for the victims and pray for their families, but they also wanted me to do a moment of silence.

"And I'm so sick of moments of silence. It's not working. So why don't we not do a moment of silence? Why don't we do a moment of action? A moment of change?"

During the awards show, Shawn Mendes and fellow singer Khalid were joined onstage by members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Florida. The school was targeted in a gun attack earlier this year in which 17 people died.  

The Winners in full:

Top Artist
Ed Sheeran 

Top New Artist
Khalid 

Icon Award
Janet Jackson

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Camila Cabello 

Top Male Artist
Ed Sheeran 

Top Female Artist
Taylor Swift 

Top Duo/Group
Imagine Dragons 

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake 

Top Hot 100 Artist
Ed Sheeran 

Top Streaming Songs Artist
Kendrick Lamar 

Top Song Sales Artist
Ed Sheeran 

Top Radio Songs Artist
Ed Sheeran 

Top Social Artist
BTS 

Top Touring Artist
U2 

Top R&B Artist
Bruno Mars 

Top R&B Male Artist
Bruno Mars 

Top R&B Female Artist
SZA 

Top R&B Tour
Bruno Mars 

Top Rap Artist
Kendrick Lamar 

Top Rap Male Artist
Kendrick Lamar 

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B 

Top Rap Tour
Jay-Z 

Top Country Artist
Chris Stapleton 

Top Country Male Artist
Chris Stapleton 

Top Country Female Artist
Maren Morris 

Top Country Duo/Group Artist
Florida Georgia Line 

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan 

Top Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons 

Top Rock Tour
U2 

Top Latin Artist
Ozuna 

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers 

Top Christian Artist
MercyMe 

Top Gospel Artist
Tasha Cobbs Leonard 

Top Billboard 200 Album
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN 

Top Selling Album
Taylor Swift, reputation

Top Soundtrack
Moana

Top R&B Album
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Top Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN

Top Country Album
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1

Top Rock Album
Imagine Dragons, Evolve

Top Latin Album
Ozuna, Odisea

Top Dance/Electronic Album
The Chainsmokers, Memories…Do Not Open

Top Christian Album
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection

Top Gospel Album
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Heart. Passion. Pursuit

Top Hot 100 Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Despacito 

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Kendrick Lamar, Humble

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Despacito 

Top Selling Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Despacito

Top Radio Song
Ed Sheeran, Shape of You

Top Collaboration
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Despacito

Top R&B Song
Bruno Mars, That's What I Like

Top Rap Song
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, Rockstar

Top Country Song
Sam Hunt, Body Like A Back Road

Top Rock Song
Imagine Dragons, Believer

Top Latin Song
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Despacito

Top Dance/Electronic Song
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Something Just Like This

Top Christian Song
Hillsong Worship, What A Beautiful Name 

Top Gospel Song
JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It