Mon, 21 May 2012 00:25:31 ET
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 Lady GaGa
, Nicki Minaj
, Katy Perry
, 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 LMFAO
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 Chris Brown
was dubbed the Top R&B Artist of the year. Justin Bieber
, meanwhile, took home the Top Social Artist kudo.
Other winners at the annual event included Coldplay
with four awards, GaGa, Casting Crowns
and Jason Aldean
with two nods apiece, as well as Rihanna
, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce Knowles
with one each.
As for the special awards, Katy Perry received the Spotlight Award, Taylor Swift
was named the Woman of the Year, and Stevie Wonder
won the Billboard Music Icon Award. Late diva Whitney Houston
was honored with Millenium Award.
Hosted by Julie Bowen
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 Kelly Clarkson
, The Wanted
, Carly Rae Jepsen, Usher
, Carrie Underwood
, Linkin Park
and Nelly Furtado
- Top Billboard 200 Album: "21" - Adele
- Top Pop Album: "21" - Adele
- Top R&B Album: "4" - Beyonce Knowles
- Top Rap Album: "Tha Carter IV" - Lil Wayne
- Top Country Album: "My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean
- Top Rock Album: "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
- Top Alternative Album: "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
- Top Latin Album: "Formula, Vol. 1" - Romeo Santos
- Top Dance Album: "Born This Way" - Lady GaGa
- Top Christian Album: "Come to the Well" - Casting Crowns
- Top Hot 100 Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Digital Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Radio Song: "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
- Top Streaming Song (Audio): "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
- Top Streaming Song (Video): "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
- Top Pop Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top R&B Song: "Motivation" - Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
- Top Rap Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Country Song: "Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
- Top Rock Song: "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
- Top Alternative Song: "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
- Top Latin Song: "Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar & Lucenzo
- Top Dance Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Christian Song: "Blessings" - Laura Story
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