Adele Wins Big, Grabs Coveted Top Artist Gong at Billboard Music Awards 2012

Mon, 21 May 2012 00:25:31 ET

Adele Wins Big, Grabs Coveted Top Artist Gong at Billboard Music Awards 2012
Defeating Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker also snatches the Top Female Artist prize in addition to 11 other kudos.
became the biggest winner at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held on Sunday, May 20. Though she could not attend the awards show, the "Someone Like You" hitmaker successfully collected a total of 12 gongs from her 18 nominations. Among the kudos she nailed, the British singer won the coveted Top Artist prize.

Defeating the likes of , , and , Adele also grabbed the Top Female Artist award. She additionally pocketed the kudos for Top Pop Artist, Top Pop Album, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist among others.

Trailing behind the "Rolling in the Deep" chanteuse were with seven awards, including Top Duo/Group, Top Digital Song and Top Dance Song. The uncle-nephew duo themselves kicked off the show with an upbeat medley of their club-banger numbers, "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy And I Know It."

, who was also absent at the event, won the Top Male Artist nod in addition to winning the prizes for Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album and Top R&B Song for his hit "Motivation". Wiz Khalifa was named the Top New Artist, while was dubbed the Top R&B Artist of the year. , meanwhile, took home the Top Social Artist kudo.

Other winners at the annual event included with four awards, GaGa, and with two nods apiece, as well as , , Nicki Minaj and with one each.

As for the special awards, Katy Perry received the Spotlight Award, was named the Woman of the Year, and won the Billboard Music Icon Award. Late diva was honored with Millenium Award.

Hosted by and Ty Burrell, this year's Billboard Music Awards took place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena. Among the performers at the star-studded event were , , Carly Rae Jepsen, , , and .

ARTIST AWARDS: ALBUM AWARDS:
  • Top Billboard 200 Album: "21" -
  • Top Pop Album: "21" -
  • Top R&B Album: "4" -
  • Top Rap Album: "Tha Carter IV" -
  • Top Country Album: "My Kinda Party" -
  • Top Rock Album: "Mylo Xyloto" -
  • Top Alternative Album: "Mylo Xyloto" -
  • Top Latin Album: "Formula, Vol. 1" - Romeo Santos
  • Top Dance Album: "Born This Way" -
  • Top Christian Album: "Come to the Well" -
SONG AWARDS:
  • Top Hot 100 Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Top Digital Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Top Radio Song: "Give Me Everything" - ft. , Afrojack and Nayer
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): "Rolling in the Deep" -
  • Top Streaming Song (Video): "Super Bass" -
  • Top Pop Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Top R&B Song: "Motivation" - ft.
  • Top Rap Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Top Country Song: "Dirt Road Anthem" -
  • Top Rock Song: "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
  • Top Alternative Song: "Rolling in the Deep" -
  • Top Latin Song: "Danza Kuduro" - & Lucenzo
  • Top Dance Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Top Christian Song: "Blessings" - Laura Story
SPECIAL AWARDS:

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