British singer Adele won the 12 awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. She got the major awards for Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Album of the Year. The awards were not presented due to the absence of the singer.
LMFAO got 2 major awards from their hit Party Rock and four other awards. Rappers Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and R&B singer Chris Brown took honors for top new artist, male artist of the year and R&B artist of the year respectively.LMFAO kicked off the show with an energetic medley of their hits "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy And I Know It." They were followed later by a shirtless Chris Brown performing his dance single "Turn Up The Music" with BMX bikers doing stunts. Katy Perry, clad in a white dress, hung above the stage in a swing to sing her latest "personal and intimate" heartbreak single "Wide Awake," while Justin Bieber, one of last year's big winners at the Billboard show, presented a grown up image this year after turning 18-years-old, singing "Boyfriend" with dancers dressed as clowns and neon geisha girls.
Singers Kelly Clarkson, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado and Billboard Battle of the Bands winner, Patent Pending. As a tribute to the artists who passed away hosts Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell paused to remember late Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, with a moment of silence. Donna Summer who died this week after a long battle from lung cancer was also given a tribute by New Zealand artist Natasha Bedingfield. Wiz Khalifa paid tribute to late Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away earlier this month after battling cancer, while Cee Lo Green joined his hip hop band Goodie Mob to perform "Fight For Your Right" in Yauch's memory. John Legend and Jordin Sparks made a heartfelt rendition of The Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You for Whitney Houston tribute. The Millenuim Award was accepted by Whitney's only daughter Bobbi Kristina and sister-in-law Patricia.
Here is the complete list of winners: