The glitz & glamour of this year’s Billboard Music Awards

by Ore Fakorede

For the first time since 2007, the Billboard Music Awards event held on Sunday the 22nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As expected, the top names in pop music flocked to the event in all their glory. Billboard’s top female artiste of the year Beyoncé Knowles was honoured on the night with the Millennium Award. In appreciation, she gave the first live performance of “Run The World (Girls)”, the lead single from her upcoming album, “4”.

Here’s a comprehensive list of winners as well as photos from the glamorous night of avant-garde fashion and riveting musical performances.

Taio Cruz
Rihanna & Jay-Z
U2
Taylor Swift
will.i.am & Fergie Of The Black Eyed Peas
Justin Bieber had the night of his life
Far East Movement
Britney Spears & Rihanna End Their Performance Of S&M With A Pillow Fight

ARTISTE AWARDS

Top Artiste: Eminem

Top New Artiste: Justin Bieber

Top Male Artiste: Eminem

Top Female Artiste: Rihanna

Top Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas

Top Billboard 200 Artiste: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artiste: Katy Perry

Top Touring Artiste:
U2

Top Social Artiste: Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artiste: Justin Bieber

Top Digital Media Artiste:
Justin Bieber

Top Dance/Electronic Artiste: Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artiste: Chris Tomlin

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Millennium Award: Beyoncé

Touring Award: U2

Icon Award: Neil Diamond

ALBUMS AWARDS:

Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem – “Recovery”

Top Pop Album: Justin Bieber – “My World 2.0” & Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream” (Tie)

Top R&B Album: Usher – “Raymond v. Raymond”

Top Rap Album: Eminem – “Recovery”

Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga – “The Fame”

SONG AWARDS:

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”

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