Adele And LMFAO Win Big At Billboard Music Awards 2012
21 May 2012, 07:50 | Updated: 21 May 2012, 08:28
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer picked up 12 awards while the 'Party Rock Anthem' duo scored six.
Adele and LMFAO were the big winners at last night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The 'Set Fire To The Rain' singer walked away with twelve awards in total, including Top Female Artist, Top Pop Album and Top Billboard 200 Album for her sophomore release '21' and Top Alternative Song for 'Rolling In The Deep'.
'Sexy And I Know It' duo LMFAO also had a successful night after picking up six awards, including Top Duo/Group and Top Hot 100 song and Top Pop Song for their Vodafone Big Top 40 number one single 'Party Rock Anthem'.
Coldplay won four awards including Best Rock Group and Best Rock Album for 'Mylo Xyloto', Lady Gaga scored two songs including Best Dance Album for her 2011 release' Born This Way', and Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Rihanna all won one award apiece.
This year's Billboard Music Awards was kicked off by a performance from LMFAO, who gave a crowd-pleasing medley of their hits 'Party Rock Anthem', 'Sorry For Party Rocking' and 'Sexy And I Know It', while The Wanted also took to the stage to perform their hit singles 'Chasing The Sun' and 'Glad You Came'.
Katy Perry gave her first performance of new single 'Wide Awake', taken from the repackaged edition of her sophomore album 'Teenage Dream', while Justin Bieber wowed the audience with a performance of his recent hit 'Boyfriend'.
Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 stars Kelly Clarkson and Usher also gave powerful performances of their songs 'Dark Side' and 'Scream', respectively.
The prestigious awards show also took time to pay tribute to several musical legends who have died over the past year, including Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam Yaunch, as well as Bee Gees star Robin Gibb who died yesterday at the age of 62.
Stevie Wonder was also honoured at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena yesterday (20th May) where he was presented with the Billboard Icon Award.