|Billboard Awards 2012|
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The 2012 Billboard Music Awards aired live Sunday May 20, 2012 on ABC from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Katy Perry debuted her new song "Wide Awake" written for the forthcoming 3D "Katy Perry: Part of Me" film. The star studded event included performances by: Justin Bieber, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, LMFAO, The Wanted, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, CeeLo Green and Nelly Furtado.
This year's Billboard Icon Award was presented to Stevie Wonder, and Jordin Sparks and John Legend paid a special tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina accept the Billboard Millenium Award on her behalf. 'Modern Family' Duo Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell hosted this year's Billboard Music Awards. Adele was the biggest winner taking home twelve trophies. LMFAO were the second top winners, grabbing six honors. Coldplay and Lil Wayne received four awards each. Taylor Swift was honored as "Woman of the Year."
Leading the list of finalists in all categories we have: LMFO (22), Adele (20) Rihanna (17), Riohanna (12), Lady Gaga (11), Katy Perry (9) and Lil Wayne (8).