LMFAO follow Adele's domination by grabbing seven prizes, Coldplay trail behind them with four, and Lady GaGa, Casting Crowns and Jason Aldean get two each.
Shortly after 2012 Billboard Music Awards pulled its curtain, its full winner list were revealed. Although Adele was not given any award during its live telecast, she was actually the one who led the pack by grabbing a total of 12 gongs including the most coveted Top Artist.
Adele won seven other prizes in the artist awards category. She sealed her domination by taking home two gongs in album awards and song awards categories each, thanks to her ground-breaking album "21" and her hit single "Rolling in the Deep" respectively.
In the top category, Adele beat Lady GaGa, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Despite of getting the most prizes, the British pop sensation was a no-show at the event which took place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night, May 20.
Another artist who skipped the show was Lil Wayne. Weezy won Top Male Artist, pushing aside Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Drake and Bruno Mars. Due to his absence, the award was accepted by presenter Gladys Knight on his behalf.
"And I'm so sorry that I wasn't there!!!" the Young Money rapper wrote an apology to his fans on Twitter soon after the show ended. "Very sorry! But I am truly grateful for everything. And honest to God,tears dropped. Love u all."
In addition to the Top Male Artist, the rap mogul received two other gongs for Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album ("Tha Carter IV"). Kelly Rowland's single "Motivation", which features him, additionally won Top R&B Song.
Following Adele's domination was LMFAO. Redfoo and SkyBlu got seven awards, two of which were announced in the live telecast. They got the other five in Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, Top Pop Song, Top Dance Song and Top Rap Song, all thanks to "Party Rock Anthem".
The other musicians who collected multiple kudos included Coldplay with four, and Lady GaGa, Casting Crowns as well as Jason Aldean with two each. Riri, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce Knowles, Shakira and Bieber, meanwhile, snatched one each.
In addition to those awards, Billboard handed Spotlight Award to Katy Perry, Woman of the Year to Taylor Swift, Millennium Award to Whitney Houston, and Billboard Music Icon Award to Stevie Wonder. Whitney, Stevie, Donna Summer and Adam Yauch were honored in special segments, while Robin Gibb was remembered in a moment of silence.
- Top Artist: Adele
- 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: "21" - Adele
- Top Pop Album: "21" - Adele
- Top R&B Album: "4" - Beyonce Knowles
- Top Rap Album: "Tha Carter IV" - Lil Wayne
- Top Country Album: "My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean
- Top Rock Album: "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
- Top Alternative Album: "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
- Top Latin Album: "Formula, Vol. 1" - Romeo Santos
- Top Dance Album: "Born This Way" - Lady GaGa
- Top Christian Album: "Come to the Well" - Casting Crowns
- Top Hot 100 Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Digital Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Radio Song: "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
- Top Streaming Song (Audio): "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
- Top Streaming Song (Video): "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
- Top Pop Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top R&B Song: "Motivation" - Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
- Top Rap Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Country Song: "Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
- Top Rock Song: "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People
- Top Alternative Song: "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele
- Top Latin Song: "Danza Kuduro" - Don Omar & Lucenzo
- Top Dance Song: "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
- Top Christian Song: "Blessings" - Laura Story
- Spotlight Award: Katy Perry
- Woman of the Year: Taylor Swift
- Millennium Award: Whitney Houston
- Billboard Music Icon Award: Stevie Wonder