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RECAP: Adele, Lil Wayne Sweep Billboard Music Awards

Njai Mon, May 21, 2012
RECAP: Adele, Lil Wayne Sweep Billboard Music Awards
Adele, LMFAO and Lil Wayne 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.

"Party Rock Anthem" group LMFAO followed Adele with a strong six wins including nods for Hot 100 Song of the Year and Top Duo/Group.

While he was not there to accept, Lil Wayne earned four awards sweeping the rap categories with Top Rap Song, Top Rap Artist and Top Male Artist.

R&B talents Beyonce, Chris Brown, and Kelly Rowland swept the R&B categories winning Top R&B Album, Top R&B Artist and Top R&B Song respectively.

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with hosts Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen Sunday.

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.

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.

See a complete list of winners below:

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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