Last night, the top artists and groups in music came to together in Las Vegas to celebrate their chart success at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Set the MGM Grand and hosted by Modern Family’s funny couple Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen, the night was a non-stop pop music fest filled with many live performances and long-winded acceptance speeches. While I have normally been a fan of this show int he past, I feel that this year, the entire show fell a little flat. I also felt like ABC forgot how to shoot an awards show as many times, the camera angles and shots were completely disoriented. But, let’s get back to the actually awards themselves.

There was no denying Adele as she literally sweeped multiple categories winning a total of 9 awards. Party Rock duo LMFAO weren’t far behind her as their summer anthem from last year won them multiple trophies. A long-winded Justin Bieber took home the trophy for most active social media artist and Billboard’s best new artist was named, Wiz Khalifa. The night was also filled with tons of performances.

LMFAO kicked off the show with a medley of their hits which included and shuffling zebra in sparkly underwear. To be honest, it was pretty awesome. Kelly Clarkson debuted her new single “Dark Side” for their crowd and the boys from The Wanted had the girls in the house screaming until they had lost their voices. Usher’s performance of “Scream” wasn’t my favorite and the concept for Justin Bieber’s performance of “Boyfriend” was completely unrelated to anything about the song. Favorite performances for me go to Carly Rae Jepsen as she skipped around stage to “Call Me Maybe” and Nelly Furtado’s rendition of her new track, “Big Hoops.” But, nothing was more touching then John Legend and Jordin Sparks’ tribute to Whitney Houston. Check out all of the night’s performances and winners below.

LMAFO, “Party Rock Medley”

Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”

Chris Brown, “Turn Up The Music”

Usher, “Scream”

The Wanted, “Chasing The Sung/Glad You Came”

Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”

Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”

Whitney Houston Tribute

Nelly Furtado, “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”

Goodie Mob & Cee Lo Green, “Fight To Win”

Winners’ Circle

  • Top Artist: Adele
  • Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
  • Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, “21”
  • Top Duo/Group: LMFAO
  • Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
  • Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne
  • Top Female Artist: Adele
  • Top Touring Artist: U2
  • Top Hot 100 Artist: Adele
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
  • Top Rock Artist: Coldplay
  • Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum
  • Top Digital Songs Artist: Adele
  • Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele
  • 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 Album: Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
  • Top Alternative Artist: Coldplay
  • Top Latin Artist: Shakira
  • Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga
  • Top Christian Artist: Casting Crows
  • Top Pop Album: Adele, “21”
  • Top R&B Album: Beyoncé, “4”
  • Top Rap Album: Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter IV”
  • 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 Crows, “Come To The Well”
  • Top Digital Song: LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
  • Top Radio Song: Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, “Give Me Everything”
  • Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
  • Top Pop Song: LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
  • Top Country Song: Jason Aldean, “Dirty Road Anthem”
  • Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne, “Motivation”
  • 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, “Party Rock Anthem”
  • Top Christian Song: Laura Story, “Blessings”
  • Top Rap Song: LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
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