Sunday night's star-studded 2021 Billboard Music Awards featured a live audience and performances, though social distancing rules and masks were in place. A number of performances took place on an outdoor stage in front of a masked crowd of screaming, dancing fans.

For the more elaborate performances that took place inside L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, the audience was never shown, so it was unclear if they were pre-recorded.

Awards were handed out in an elevated mini studio reminiscent of MTV's "TRL," with fans screaming on the plaza below while socially distanced artists waited for their names to be called to say their thank-yous.

Arguably the coolest performance of the night didn't take place on a stage but in an enormous parking lot. The Weeknd performed "Save Your Tears" while riding in a red convertible while about a dozen red and white cars performed precise, synchronized movements around him.

He then exited the vehicle and walked around while the cars, now joined by several tractor-trailers, sped around him while we watched their patterns from above.

Another highlight was when ICON Award winner Pink performed one of her signature aerial routines with her daughter Willow, with the two spinning above the stage as their duet "Cover Me In Sunshine" was played.

Pink then performed an acoustic version of her current single "All I Know So Far" while young girls swung on swings behind her. Next, she joined her band for a rocking medley of hits: "Get the Party Started," "So What, "Who Knew," "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," "Just Like A Pill" and "Just Give Me a Reason."

After calling her award "ridiculous," Pink joked that Jon Bon Jovi "broke her heart" at the age of 8 when he married his high-school sweetheart. She told fans, "Dream big...because what if it comes true?"

Here's a rundown of the rest of the night's performances:

DJ Khaled, H.E.R. and Migos got the evening started with an outdoor performance of "We Going Crazy." The artists were surrounded by dancers who mimed playing trombones, trumpets and other brass instruments.

Doja Cat and SZA gave the debut TV performance of their collaboration "Kiss Me More." Performing indoors, they were surrounded by dancers in blue jumpsuits and large round balls on their heads, completely covering their faces. Doja stunned with long dark braids and a black-and-white outfit with strategic cutouts while SZA rocked a bright yellow wig.

Twenty one pilots performed their new single "Shy Away" outdoors and the dragon featured on the cover of their new album "Scaled and Icy" took up part of the stage. Front man Tyler Joseph, sporting pink hair, urged fans to "check out" the new record.

In a pre-taped video, Michelle Obama introduced Alicia Keys, whom she called "a shining light." In her indoor performance, Keys paid tribute to her debut "Songs In A Minor" -- which marks its 20th anniversary next month -- by performing "A Woman's Worth," "How Come You Don't Call Me" and "Fallin'" while walking between backing musicians to play a different keyboard for each track.

Top Rock Song winners AJR rocked the outdoor stage with a super-energetic performance of their hits "Bang!" and "Way Less Sad," complete with colorful smoke explosions.

At Prince's famed Paisley Park studios outside Minneapolis, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis celebrated the 30th anniversary of "Optimistic," the hit song they wrote for Sounds of Blackness. The group, along with Ann Nesby, performed a powerful version of the song while arranged on a circular stage.

From South Korea, BTS gave their new single "Butter" its TV debut, performing their signature dance moves on a sound stage and then on a red carpet set.

Back inside, Bad Bunny sang "Te Deseo Lo Mejor." Glass Animals delivered their hit "Heat Waves" on the outdoor stage, with front man Dave Bayley starting and ending the performance in a giant bed.

From London's Hammersmith Apollo, Duran Duran performed their new single "Invisible" plus two of their big hits: "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf." Blur's Graham Coxon joined them on guitar.

The Jonas Brothers closed the show outdoors, joined by Marshmello for their new song "Leave Before You Love Me," plus a medley of "Sucker," "Only Human," "What a Man Gotta Do" and a snippet of their upcoming song "Remember This," as fireworks exploded and fans screamed.

Check out the full winners list below:

Top Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top New Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Artist of the Decade

  • Drake

Icon Award

  • Pink

Change Maker Award

  • Trae Tha Truth

Top Male Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Female Artist

  • Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group

  • BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • Drake

Top Song Sales Artist

  • BTS

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top Social Artist

  • BTS

Top R&B Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist

  • The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Doja Cat

Top Rap Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Pop Smoke

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Megan Thee Stallion

Top Country Artist

  • Morgan Wallen

Top Country Male Artist

  • Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist

  • Gabby Barrett

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Florida Georgia Line

Top Rock Artist

  • Machine Gun Kelly

Top Latin Artist

  • Bad Bunny

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny

Top Latin Artist

  • Karol G

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Eslabón Armado

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist

  • Elevation Worship

Top Gospel Artist

  • Kanye West


Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Pop Smoke, "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon"

Top R&B Album

  • The Weeknd, "After Hours"

Top Rap Album

  • Pop Smoke, "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon"

Top Country Album

  • Morgan Wallen, "Dangerous: The Double Album"

Top Rock Album

  • Machine Gun Kelly, "Tickets to My Downfall"

Top Latin Album

  • Bad Bunny, "YHLQMDLG"

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • Lady Gaga, "Chromatica"

Top Christian Album

  • Carrie Underwood, "My Gift"

Top Gospel Album

  • Maverick City Music, "Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1"


Top Hot 100 Song

  • The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights"

Top Streaming Song

  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, "ROCKSTAR"

Top-Selling Song

  • BTS, "Dynamite"

Top Radio Song

  • The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights"

Top Collaboration

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, "I Hope"

Top R&B Song

  • The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights"

Top Rap Song

  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, "ROCKSTAR"

Top Country Song

  • Gabby Barrett, "I Hope"

Top Rock Song

  • AJR, "Bang!"

Top Latin Song

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, "Dákiti"

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • SAINt JHN, "Roses (Imanbek Remix)"

Top Christian Song

  • Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, "Graves Into Gardens"

Top Gospel Song

  • Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, "Wash Us In The Blood"