2011 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Bieber and Eminem Lead Winner List
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Bieber gets seven coveted trophies, Eminem receives six, while Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Taylor Swift collect three kudos each.

AceShowbiz - %cJustin Bieber% and %cEminem% win big at Billboard Music Awards which has been held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The former dominates winner list with seven kudos including Top New Artist, and the latter takes home six gongs including Top Artist.

Bieber got early prizes for Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Pop Album and Top Streaming Song (Video) even before the show was kicked off. He later grabs Digital Artist of the Year, Top New Artist and Fan Favorite Award at the live ceremony which is hosted by %cKen Jeong% on May 22.

When winning the Digital Artist kudo, Bieber gave a shout-out to his fans in Canada, "I want to thank everybody who helped get me out of my hometown." The teen pop idol additionally credited his mentor %cUsher% for his meteoric success.

When collecting Top New Artist trophy, he said, "I'm 17 and I want to thank God because, you know, he's blessed me so much. Every day is crazy because I see so many people. It's crazy that I'm surrounded by so many amazing people." He added, "I want to thank my fans again for being so amazing. I want to thank my mum."

Eminem, meanwhile, is absent from the show. The Slim Shady receives a total of six awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Album as well as Top Rap Song. In winning the top honor, Eminem beats Bieber, %cLady GaGa%, %cRihanna% and %cTaylor Swift%.

Although the three female artists fail to grab the top honor, they still manage to bring home multiple honors. GaGa, who was nominated in 15 categories, wins Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Pop Artist and Top Dance/Electronic/Electronic Album. RiRi scoops Top Female Artist and Top Radio Song Artist. Also Eminem's single "Love the Way You Lie", which features her on the hook, is named Top Rap Song. "Now I can't remember anything I wanted to say," she said when taking the stage to accept one of the awards. "So I am going to look for the faces."

As for Swift, the country music singer snatches Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. She said when winning Top Country Artist, "I just remember I used to watch the Billboard awards and see my heroes like %cShania Twain% and %cFaith Hill% win these and now ... I'm just having the best time doing this. I want to thank country radio and the fans for letting me do what I love more than anything in the world."

ARTIST AWARDS:

  • Top Artist: %cEminem%
  • Top New Artist: %cJustin Bieber%
  • Top Male Artist: %cEminem%
  • Top Female Artist: %cRihanna%
  • Top Duo/Group: %cBlack Eyed Peas%
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist: %cTaylor Swift%
  • Top Hot 100 Artist: %cKaty Perry%
  • Top Digital Songs Artist: %cKaty Perry%
  • Top Radio Songs Artist: %cRihanna%
  • Top Touring Artist: %cU2%
  • Top Social Artist: %cJustin Bieber%
  • Top Streaming Artist: %cJustin Bieber%
  • Top Digital Media Artist: %cJustin Bieber%
  • Top Pop Artist: %cLady GaGa%
  • Top R&B Artist: %cUsher%
  • Top Rap Artist: %cEminem%
  • Top Country Artist: %cTaylor Swift%
  • Top Rock Artist: %cTrain%
  • Top Alternative Artist: %cMumford & Sons%
  • Top Latin Artist: %cShakira%
  • Top Dance/Electronic Artist: %cLady GaGa%
  • Top Christian Artist: %cChris Tomlin%
ALBUM AWARDS SONG AWARDS
  • Top Hot 100 Song: %cTaio Cruz% - "Dynamite"
  • Top Digital Song: %cTaio Cruz% - "Dynamite"
  • Top Radio Song: %cBruno Mars% - "Just the Way You Are"
  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): %cNelly% - "Just a Dream"
  • Top Streaming Song (Video): %cJustin Bieber% ft. %cLudacris% - "Baby"
  • Top Pop Song: %cTaio Cruz% - "Dynamite"
  • Top R&B Song: %cUsher% ft. %cwill.i.am% "OMG"
  • Top Rap Song: %cEminem% ft. %cRihanna% - "Love the Way You Lie"
  • Top Country Song: %cLady Antebellum% - "Need You Now"
  • Top Rock Song: %cTrain% - "Hey, Soul Sister"
  • Top Alternative Song: %cNeon Trees% - "Animal"
  • Top Latin Song: %cShakira% ft. %cFreshleyground% - "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"
  • Top Dance/Electronic Song: %cEdward Maya% & %cVika Jigulina% - "Stereo Love"
  • Top Christian Song: %cChris Tomlin% - "Our God"
SPECIAL HONOREES
  • Millennium Award: %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • Icon Award: %cNeil Diamond%
OTHER AWARDS
  • Viral Innovator Award: %cCee-Lo% Green
  • Fan Favorite Award: %cJustin Bieber%
  • Heatseeker of the Year: %cGentleman Hall%
2011 Billboard Music Awards: Red Carpet | Press Room

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