Adele Wins Big at Billboard Music Awards
She’s already swept the Grammy’s and the Brit Awards –
now Adele has conquered the Billboard Music Awards! The British singer took
home 12 trophies, including Top Artist and Top Female Artist, at the awards
show in Las Vegas on 20 May.
Adele's Rolling in
the Deep and her smash-hit album 21 earned
her four big prizes, including Top Alternative Song, Top Billboard 200 Album
and Top Pop Album. She also picked up trophies for Top Hot 100 (singles) Artist
and Billboard 200 (album) Artist. So many trophies, but Adele was not there to pick them
up! The superstar singer didn’t make the trip to Vegas, though she was a
favourite to win.
Also picking up awards were LMFAO, who claimed six awards –
five for their 2011 smash-hit Party Rock
Anthem and one for Top Duo or Group. Other multiple winners included
Coldplay who took home four awards, including Top Rock Album and Top
Alternative Album for Mylo Xyloto.
The highlight of the night, though, was the string of emotional
tributes to late singers Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and Beastie Boys rapper
Jordin Sparks and John Legend performed a tribute to Whitney
and Jordin received a standing ovation for her rendition of I Will Always Love