Although Miley Çyrus’ dress at the BBMA’s might have stole the attention on the red carpet, we can dutifully report that the evening did continue and winners were announced from the nominations in each category. So below is the list of winners at the Billboard Music Awards that occurred this year in 2012.

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As expected Adele ran away with the lion’s share of the awards, winning an incredible seven categories including Top Artist and Top Female Artist. In my book she is now officially overexposed. She is everywhere and everything, to all people, all of the time, and now I find myself changing channels when her songs come on the radio every thirty minutes. It’s getting old fast.

Top Group went to LMFAO, which I consider a bit of a joke. Yes their YouTube video has one trillion views or something, but c’mon they aren’t that sexy and you know it. One thing that wasn’t a joke was Natasha Bedingfield at the BBMA’s. She looked absolutely stunning in that black dress, but it was a shame the her song tribute to Donna Summer was cut off by the idiots at the network. Katy Perry, on the other hand, looked like my grandma in the purple potato sack dress.

Lil Wayne won Top Rap Artist and Top Male Artist so it was a good night for the rapper. Ditto for Coldplay which won Best Alternative Artist and Top Rock Artist. I was particularly happy to see Shakira win Top Latin Artist, so hopefully this will resurrect her career going forward. And thankfully, the bore Lady Gaga only took home one award as Top Dance Artist, as did Justin Bieber.

So without further adieu, here are the Billboard Music Awards Winners for 2012, along with the nominees in list form.

Top Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Male Artist:
* Lil Wayne (winner)
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top New Artist:
* Wiz Khalifa (winner)
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery

Top Latin Artist:
* Shakira (winner)
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top Dance Artist:
* Lady Gaga (winner)
David Guetta
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

Top Duo/Group:
* LMFAO (winner)
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

Top Digital Songs Artist:
* Adele (winner)
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

Top Touring Artist:
* U2 (winner)
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
Roger Waters

Top Social Artist:
* Justin Bieber (winner)
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

Top Streaming Artist:
* Rihanna (winner)
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars

Top Digital Media Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

Top Pop Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Top R&B Artist:
* Chris Brown (winner)
Beyonce
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
* Lil Wayne (winner)
Drake
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Top Country Artist:
* Jason Aldean (winner)
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:
* Coldplay (winner)
The Black Keys
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Alternative Artist:
* Coldplay (winner)
The Black Keys
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Top Christian Artist:
* Casting Crowns (winner)
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
* Adele (winner)
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

Top Hot 100 Artist:
* LMFAO (winner)
Adele
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

That’s it for the BBMA winners list, so tell us your own feelings in the comments about Miley Cyrus dress, Katy Perry’s outfit, or anything else about the awards show after watching the red carpet video.


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