The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

by Devan


The 2012 Bilboard Music Awards were held on May 20 this past spring.  Located at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, this night recognizes both music and fashion, honoring singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and creative minds for their successes during the year.  Here is a quick recap on the night:

Top Artists:

 The top artists included many that people enjoy listening to and reading about. The always fashionable Lady Gaga was up for this award along with the iconic rapper Lil Wayne. The always enthusiastic Katy Perry was also a nominee for this category alongside the Barbados pop princess Rihanna. All the artists are full of life and love for music and their fans but one stuck out like a sore thumb: Adele. The young pop star made the top choice amoung the others as Top Artist of the Year.

Top New Artist:

Big Sean and Foster the People couldn’t be further apart in generes if they tried but they made it into the same category for Top New Artists. Scotty McCreery a country singer and Bad Meets Evil are again extremely different but seem to be in the same category. The winner of it all though was the talented Wiz Khalifa. Songs like “Roll Up” and “Black and Yellow” seemed to sky rocket this rapper into the kings spot of Top New Artist.

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Candidates to win this amazing award were: Michael Bublé  with his wonderful  Christmas Album. Drake with his new album Take Care which seems to be winning over all the ladies. Lady Gaga hit the chart with her record-breaking album Born This Way. Finally the rapper who knows how to rock a stage and guitar, Lil Wayne, was included with his album Tha Carter IV. The winner of the award was Adele with her chart-breaking record 21.

Top Touring Artist:

Many great tours have traveled around the world but these artists seem to have a special kind of spunk to get into this category. New Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi was a runner-up for this alongside Taylor Swift and Take That. The bassist from Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, also made the cut but the band who won it all was U2.   This Irish rock band took home the cake for Top Touring Artist.

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” was a huge hit for the British pop star but she did not win this honorable category. Neither did the radio hit “Moves Like Jagger.”  Rather surprisingly,  Katy Perry’s smash hit “E.T” did not win it either. The Cuban rapper Pitbull did not receive the honor either. But who did? The two party rockers from LMFAO won the award for the hit “Party Rock Anthem.”

Until next year, keep listening!




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