2012 Billboard Music Awards – Winners

The music industries brightest stars gathered in Las Vegas Sunday night for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Presented by Billboard Magazine, the ceremony, hosted by Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Performances from some of today’s hottest acts like; LMFAO, KatyPerry, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen and Usher keep the show hip and up to date. There was also musical tributes to recently departed Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and MCA – Adam Yauch from Beastie Boys.
Unlike other awards shows that present awards based on most votes recieved, the Billboard Music Awards are presented to the Billboard Magazine chart toppers, based on airplay, sales and downloads.

Awards were presented to the following categories top artists:

Top Artist – Adele
Top New Artist – Wiz Khalifa
Hot 100 Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Billboard 200 Album – 21 – Adele
Hot 100 Artist – Adele
Top Billboard 200 Artist – Adele
Top Male Artist – Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist – Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist – Adele
Top Radio Song – “Give Me Everything” – Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Top Streaming Artist – Rihanna
Top Streaming Song – “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist – Adele
Top Digital Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Digital Media Artist – Adele
Top Social Artist – Justin Bieber
Top Duo/Group – LMFAO
Top Touring Artist – U2
Top Pop Artist – Adele
Top Pop Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Pop Album – 21 – Adele
Top R&B Artist – Chris Brown
Top R&B Song – “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
Top R&B Album – 4 – BeyoncĂ©
Top Rock Artist – Coldplay
Top Rock Album – Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
Top Country Artist – Lady Antebellum
Top Country Album – My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
Top Rap Artist – Lil Wayne
Top Rap Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Rap Album – Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Top Latin Artist – Shakira
Top Latin Album – Formula, Vol. 1 – Romeo Santos
Top Latin Song – “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar & Lucenzo
Top Dance Artist – Lady GaGa
Top Dance Song – “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top Dance Album – Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Top Alternative Artist – Coldplay
Top Christian Artist – Casting Crowns
Top Christian Album – Come To The Well – Casting Crowns
Special Awards 2012:
Music Icon – Stevie Wonder
Billboard Millennium Award – Whitney Houston
Billboard Spotlight Award – Katy Perry
Billboard Woman of the Year Award – Taylor Swift



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