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Adele Among Big Winners at 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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THE 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS show aired live on Sunday, May 20 (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The awards show took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). This was the second year that ABC broadcast the event.

Adele dominated this year's Billboard Music Awards, taking home an incredible 12 awards in the following categories: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Pop Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Alternative Song. Winning a total of 6 awards, LMFAO was named Top Duo/Group, with "Party Rock Anthem" earning them Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Pop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Dance Song. GoonRock and Lauren Bennett, who are both featured on "Party Rock Anthem," each took home 5 awards each.

Lil Wayne and Coldplay each earned 4 Billboard Music Awards, while Casting Crowns, Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga each received 2 awards. Lady Antebellum, Romeo Santos, Shakira, Don Omar, Lucenzo, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Afrojack, Nayer, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Foster The People, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, U2 and Laura Story each won one Billboard Music Award.

The show also featured three special awards: Stevie Wonder was honored with the Icon Award and Whitney Houston was posthumously honored with the Millennium Award, each for their career achievements, while Taylor Swift made history as the youngest to receive the coveted Woman of the Year Award, acknowledging her achievements as a trailblazing female artist over the past 12 months.

In addition to the winners of the Billboard Music Awards, other finalists for awards included 50 Cent, AWOLNATION, Bad Meets Evil, Big Sean, Blake Shelton, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Camila, Cee Lo Green, Chris Tomlin, Christina Aguilera, Cristian Castro, David Guetta, Dev, Drake, Eli Young Band, Eminem, Flo Rida, Foo Fighters, Jamie Grace, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremih, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Mana, Mandisa, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Matthew West, MercyMe, Michael Buble, Miguel, Mumford & Sons, Nickelback, Prince Royce, Roger Waters, Scotty McCreery, Skillet, Skrillex, Take That, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, The Black Keys, TobyMac, Usher and the Zac Brown Band.

The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music-finalists and winners were determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012. The 46 award categories were based on measures provided by our data partners including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.

"The 2012 Billboard Music Awards" was co-executed produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media, which owns Billboard, and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions.

The winners for The 2012 Billboard Music Awards are:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Adele

Top New Artist:
Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:
Lil Wayne

Top Female Artist:
Adele

Top Duo/Group:
LMFAO

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Adele

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Adele

Top Digital Songs Artist:
Adele

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Adele

Top Touring Artist
U2

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist:
Rihanna

Top Digital Media Artist
Adele

Top Pop Artist:
Adele

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown

Top Rap Artist:
Lil Wayne

Top Country Artist:
Lady Antebellum

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay

Top Alternative Artist:
Coldplay

Top Latin Artist
Shakira

Top Dance Artist
Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns

ALBUMS AWARDS:

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Adele "21"

Top Pop Album
Adele "21"

Top R&B Album
Beyonce "4"

Top Rap Album:
Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV"

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean "My Kinda Party"

Top Rock Album:
Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto"

Top Alternative Album:
Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto"

Top Latin Album:
Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 1"

Top Dance Album:
Lady Gaga "Born This Way"


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