THE CARPET: Usher, Alicia Keys, Monica, Brandy, More (Billboard Music Awards)Monday, May 21, 2012
As previously reported, 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