2012 Billboard Music Awards

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2012 Billboard Music Awards
DateMay 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted byJulie Bowen
Ty Burrell
Most awardsAdele (12)
Most nominationsLMFAO (22)
Television/radio coverage

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards is a music award ceremony that was held on May 20, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It aired on ABC at 8:00/7:00 PM central. The show was hosted by Modern Family's Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.[1][2][3]

The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from 2011.[4][5][6]



Artist(s) Song(s)
LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
"Sorry for Party Rocking"
"Sexy and I Know It"
Kelly Clarkson "Dark Side"
The Wanted "Chasing the Sun"
"Glad You Came"
Chris Brown "Turn Up the Music"
Natasha Bedingfield[A] Tribute to Donna Summer
"Last Dance"
Usher "Scream"
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"
Linkin Park "Burn It Down"
Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
John Legend
Jordin Sparks
Tribute to Whitney Houston
"The Greatest Love of All"
"I Will Always Love You"
Goodie Mob Tribute to Beastie Boys
"Fight to Win"
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
Patent Pending "Dance Till We Die"
Nelly Furtado "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)"
Stevie Wonder
Alicia Keys
"Higher Ground"
"Empire State of Mind"
"Join Our Love"
A - Midway through the performance, ABC cut to commercial.


Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed in bold.[9][10]

Top Artist Top New Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Billboard 200 Album Top Hot 100 Artist
Top Hot 100 Song Top Touring Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Streaming Artist Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Top Streaming Song (Video) Top Digital Media Artist
Top Pop Artist Top Pop Album
Top Pop Song Top R&B Artist
Top R&B Album Top R&B Song
Top Rap Artist Top Rap Album
Top Rap Song Top Country Artist
Top Country Album Top Country Song
Top Rock Artist Top Rock Album
Top Rock Song Top Latin Artist
Top Latin Album Top Latin Song
Top Dance Artist Top Dance Album
Top Dance Song Top Alternative Artist
Top Alternative Album Top Alternative Song
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Album
Top Christian Song Top Social Artist (fan-voted)
Icon Award Millennium Award
Stevie Wonder Whitney Houston
Spotlight Award Woman of the Year
Katy Perry Taylor Swift

Artists with multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Artists that received multiple awards
Wins Artist
12 Adele
5 Lauren Bennett
4 Coldplay
Lil Wayne
2 Jason Aldean
Casting Crowns
Lady Gaga


  1. ^ "'Modern Family's' Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to Host Billboard Music Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. ^ "2012 Billboard Music Awards". Time Magazine. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Adele Wins 12 Gongs At Billboard Music Awards 2012". MTV. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  4. ^ #2012 Billboard Music Awards set for May 20 at MGM Grand" Archived 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved May 23, 2012
  5. ^ "Billboard Music Awards: A few observations". LA Times. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Miley Cyrus wows, Adele wins at Billboard Music Awards". USA Today. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  7. ^ Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billboard Music Awards
  8. ^ Kelly Clarkson Added To Billboard Music Awards Lineup mjsbigblog. Mjsbigblog.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  9. ^ "2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists: Complete List".
  10. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2012: The Complete Winners List".

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