Billboard Announces Winners of the '2012 Billboard Music Awards'

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May 20th, 2012

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BILLBOARD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “THE 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

 

Top Recording Artist Adele Dominates Winning 12 Awards, LMFAO Takes Home 6 Awards,

Followed By GoonRock and Lauren Bennett with 5 Awards Each

 

Stevie Wonder Honored with Icon Award, Whitney Houston Honored with

Millennium Award and Taylor Swift Awarded Woman of the Year

 

“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”

 
  • 0101010001010110

    I feel like a “winner” for not watching this.

  • psychic

    Wow. This makes me afraid for music in general.

  • One

    This list is a sham. Not a single death metal artist.

  • Bookworm

    Wow @ Adele. I didn’t tune in because I know it was going to be a mess. Way too many people in music have passed away and they clearly did not focus enough on them. I heard the Donna Summers tribute was horrible/cut short. They didn’t even mention Etta James but the highlight was Bobbi Kris going up for Whitney. I do wish her the best of luck in life.

  • JeffT

    There is a general lack of knowledge of anything more than 5 years old. The people who produce these shows have no sense of “who came first” and they basically ignore the greats who have passed away.

  • a p garcia

    The Loser was Miley Cyrus with that outfit. She looked like she had just come from her boyfriends apt after she had served him breakfast. What appeared like a nose ring, she could have gotten more attention if she had used a “bone”! Getting back to the show, there wasn’t that much attention to the death of Donna Summer and a total lack of attention to Robin Gibb!

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