Adele Wins Big at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Hosted by Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, the Billboard Music Awards were swept by the British songstress, who picked up 12 awards

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were, like this year's Grammys, part tribute show to musicians the industry lost and part celebration of the year's biggest hitmakers. During the live telecast from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel, Modern Family stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen presided over Sunday night's festivities that included moving tributes and another cool dozen awards for British pop star Adele.

Although the "Rolling in the Deep" singer wasn't present, Adele dominated the awards ceremony with her 12 wins, including the night's biggest honors of top artist, top Billboard 200 album, and top Hot 100 artist. Considering the amazing year Adele has enjoyed, it's no surprise her multi-platinum album 21 and its various hit singles helped Adele score so many awards.

The "Party Rock Anthem" guys LMFAO also had reason to celebrate, picking up six awards (including top digital songs artist and top Hot 100 Song), while Lil Wayne and Coldplay each nabbed four awards for their respective genres of rap and rock.

In the tributes portion of the show, Jordin Sparks and John Legend sang in memory of the late Whitney Houston, who was also honored with a posthumous Millennium Award given to her daughterBobbi Kristina Brown. The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch and disco's unforgettable Donna Summer were also celebrated, as was Robin Gibb, whose death was announced just before the ceremony began.

The 2012 Billboard Music Award winners are:

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

Top Billboard 200 Album
Adele, 21

Top Pop Album
Adele, 21

Top R&B Album
Beyoncé, 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

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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