With artist like Usher, Chris Brown and Stevie Wonder on stage you know the show will be a hit. But the real big winner of the night were Adele, LMFAO and Lil Wayne who all swept the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with major wins Sunday night.
Leading the pack with a total of twelve awards, Adele picked up Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Pop Album, for “21,” and Top Alternative Song, for “Rolling in the Deep.”
She also earned Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. Although he wasn’t there to accept, Lil Wayne earned four awards sweeping the rap categories with Top Rap Song, Top Rap Artist and Top Male Artist.
Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Kelly Rowland won like always the R&B categories winning Top R&B Album, Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Song respectively.
Performances from Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and LMFAO kept the audience on their feet while tributes to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys and Robin Gibb of the BeeGees were somber yet needed moments.Â Check out all the performances below…
Whitney Houston Tribute
Whoppi Goldberg, John Legend and Jordin Sparks gave a strong tribute to Whitney Houston, while Natasha Bedingfield performed a song for Donna Summer. Alicia Keys paid tribute to and performed with Stevie Wonder closing out the show.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Stevie Wonder & Alicia Keys