Adele dominates Billboard Music Awards 2012 with 12 awards

Coldplay, Rihanna and Lil Wayne also score gongs, but are eclipsed by the '21' singer

Adele dominates Billboard Music Awards 2012 with 12 awards

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Adele dominated this year's Billboard Music Awards, winning a total of 12 awards at the ceremony in Las Vegas last night (May 20).

The '21' singer, whose second album is approaching 'diamond' selling status in the US, took home the award for Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Artist and seven other awards.

Coldplay won four awards, including Top Rock Artist and Top Alternative Artist, while Lil Wayne took home three, including Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album and Top Male Artist.

LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' took home five awards, winning Top Pop, R&B, Hot 100, Digital and Dance song of the year, with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, U2, Beyonce and Justin Bieber among the other winners.

The awards were determined by a combination of chart performances and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com.

See Billboard.com for more information.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Top Artist: Adele
Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top Duo/Group: LMFAO
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist: Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist: Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist: Adele
Top Pop Artist: Adele
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Top Rap Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum
Top Rock Artist: Coldplay
Top Alternative Artist: Coldplay
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele '21'
Top Pop Album: Adele '21'
Top R&B Album: Beyonce '4'
Top Rap Album: Lil Wayne 'Tha Carter IV'
Top Country Album: Jason Aldean 'My Kinda Party'
Top Rock Album: Coldplay 'Mylo Xyloto'
Top Alternative Album: Coldplay 'Mylo Xyloto'
Top Latin Album: Romeo Santos 'Formula: Vol. 1'
Top Dance Album: Lady Gaga 'Born This Way'
Top Christian Album: Casting Crowns 'Come To The Well'
Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'
Top Digital Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'
Top Radio Song: Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer 'Give Me Everything'
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele 'Rolling in the Deep'
Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj 'Super Bass'
Top Pop Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'
Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne 'Motivation'
Top Rap Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'
Top Country Song: Jason Aldean 'Dirt Road Anthem'
Top Rock Song: Foster The People 'Pumped Up Kicks'
Top Alternative Song: Adele 'Rolling In The Deep'
Top Latin Song: Don Omar & Lucenzo 'Danza Kuduro'
Top Dance Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'
Top Christian Song: Laura Story 'Blessings'

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