Eminem and Justin Bieber each walked away with six trophies at yesterday’s ceremony.
It was a good night for Eminem and Justin Bieber at yesterday’s Billboard Music Awards after they each walked away with six trophies.
Among Eminem’s haul were Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album, while Justin’s prizes included Fan Favourite and Top New Artist.
The awards were determined by a combination of chart performances and social and streaming activity as worked out in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com.
The ceremony, held in Las Vegas, attracted some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Beyonce, who put on a tremendous performance of new single ‘Run The World (Girls)’, and was given the special Millennium Award by First Lady Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Bono and Stevie Wonder.
Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons and our very own Taio Cruz each won three trophies. Guests at the event were treated to performances from the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Taio Cruz, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Far*East Movement, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige with Lil Wayne and OneRepublic.
Sounds like quite a night!
The full list of winners:
Top Artist: Eminem
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Male Artist: Eminem
Top Female Artist: Rihanna
Top Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Katy Perry
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Digital Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: Train
Top Alternative Artist: Mumford & Sons
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Chris Tomlin
Millennium Award: Beyonce
Touring Award: U2
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Top Pop Album: Justin Bieber – ‘My World 2.0′
Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
Top R&B Album: Usher – ‘Raymond v. Raymond’
Top Rap Album: Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now’
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
Top Alternative Album: Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’
Top Hot 100 Song: Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’
Top Digital Song: Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’
Top Radio Song: Bruno Mars – ‘Just The Way You Are’
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Nelly – ‘Just A Dream’
Top Streaming Song (Video): Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris – ‘Baby’
Top Pop Song: Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’
Top R&B Song: Usher Feat. will.i.am – ‘OMG’
Top Rap Song: Eminem Feat. Rihanna – ‘Love The Way You Lie’
Top Alternative Song: Neon Trees – ‘Animal’
Top Latin Song: Shakira Feat. Freshleyground – ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’
Top Dance Song: Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – ‘Stereo Love’