2012 Billboard Music Awards

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2012 Billboard Music Awards
Date May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted by Julie Bowen
Ty Burrell
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC

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 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"



Top Artist Top New Artist
Hot 100 Song of the Year Billboard 200 Album of the Year
Hot 100 Artist of the Year Billboard 200 Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year Female Artist of the Year
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Streaming Artist Top Streaming Song
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Digital Media Artist Social Artist of the Year
Top Duo/Group Top Touring Artist
Pop Artist of the Year Pop Song of the Year
Pop Album of the Year R&B Artist of the Year
R&B Song of the Year R&B Album of the Year
Rock Artist of the Year Rock Album of the Year
Country Artist of the Year Country Album of the Year
Rap Artist of the Year Rap Song of the Year
Rap Album of the Year Latin Artist of the Year
Latin Album of the Year Latin Song of the Year
Dance Artist of the Year Dance Song of the Year
Alternative Artist of the Year Alternative Album of the Year
Christian Artist of the Year Christian Album of the Year
Dance Album of the Year Special Awards

Blue ribbon Billboard Icon Award – Stevie Wonder

Blue ribbon Billboard Millennium Award – Whitney Houston

Blue ribbon Billboard Spotlight Award – Katy Perry

Blue ribbon Billboard Woman of the Year Award – Taylor Swift


  • A ^ Midway through the performance, ABC cut to commercial.


  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". 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.

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