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Billboard Awards 2012 Winners

Written by Alex Langlands on May 21, 2012

America’s official music association, Billboard, held their annual awards ceremony last night, which included visits from the likes of LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Far East Movement, and an assortment of artists who you wished didn’t exist. The ceremony took place in Las Vegas and featured tributes to Whitney Houstan, Donna Summer and of course, Beastie Boys Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. With some questionable awards and recipients, the ceremony seemed to go off without any major situation, aside from the shocking number of awards given to LMFAO, who claimed six awards. Thankfully they were not the big winners of the night. The world’s new favourite songstress, Adele, took home a solid twelve trophies to add to her cabinet, which is already overflowing. Coldplay triumphed over Foo Fighters and The Black Keys in the battle for Top Rock and Top Alternative Artist, and unsurprisingly Top Rock Song was awarded to this year’s summer anthem, Pumped Up Kicks. The full list of awards is available below:

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”
Top Christian Album: Casting Crowns “Come To The Well”

SONG AWARDS:
Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Digital Song : LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Radio Song: Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Top Pop Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”
Top Rap Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Country Song: Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Top Rock Song: Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Top Alternative Song: Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Top Latin Song: Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro”
Top Dance Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Christian Song: Laura Story “Blessings”

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