Eminem and Justin Bieber were the big winners at last night’s (22.05.11) Billboard Music Awards.

The rapper received six honours at the ceremony, taking home the accolades for Top Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album for ‘Recovery’, as well as Top Rap Song for ‘Love The Way You Lie’, his duet with Rihanna.

Also picking up six awards, Justin was honoured with Top New Artist, Top Pop Album for ‘My World 2.0’, Top Social Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Streaming Artist and Top Streaming Song (Video) for ‘Baby’.

Meanwhile, Rihanna – who took home the coveted Top Female Artist award – Lady Gaga, Usher, Taio Cruz, Taylor Swift and indie rockers Mumford and Sons each won three accolades at the ceremony, which took place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Elsewhere, Beyonce Knowles scooped the prestigious Millennium Award for her contribution to music over the course of her career, and received a video message from a whole host of stars, including Lady Gaga – with whom she collaborated on ‘Telephone’ – Barbra Streisand and U2’s Bono.

Gaga said: “You are so much more than just a pop star or an icon; you represent the dream.”

Bono added: “She makes songs that will live forever.”

Neil Diamond was honoured for his achievements with the Icon Award, while Irish rockers U2 won the Touring trophy.

Audiences were treated to performances from the Black Eyed Peas, Nicki Minaj and a saucy collaboration from Rihanna and Britney Spears, who performed ‘S&M’ wearing bondage-style outfits and finished off the routine by sharing a kiss.



Top Artist:


Top New Artist:

Justin Bieber

Top Male Artist:


Top Female Artist:


Top Duo/Group:

The Black Eyed Peas

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Katy Perry

Top Digital Songs Artist:

Katy Perry

Top Radio Songs Artist:


Top Touring Artist:


Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist:

Justin Bieber

Top Digital Media Artist:

Justin Bieber

Top Pop Artist:

Lady Gaga

Top R&B Artist:


Top Rap Artist:


Top Country Artist:

Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist:


Top Alternative Artist:

Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:


Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist:

Chris Tomlin


Millennium Award:


Touring Award:


Icon Award:

Neil Diamond


Top Billboard 200 Album:

Eminem – ‘Recovery’

Top Pop Album:

Justin Bieber – ‘My World 2.0’

Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’

Top R&B Album:

Usher – ‘Raymond v. Raymond’

Top Rap Album:

Eminem – ‘Recovery’

Top Country Album:

Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now’

Top Rock Album:

Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’

Top Alternative Album:

Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’

Top Latin Album:

Enrique Iglesias – ‘Euphoria’

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

Top Christian Album:

Skillet – ‘Awake’


Top Hot 100 Song:

Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’

Top Digital Song:

Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’

Top Radio Song:

Bruno Mars – ‘Just The Way You Are’

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Nelly – ‘Just A Dream’

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris – ‘Baby’

Top Pop Song:

Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’

Top R&B Song:

Usher Feat. will.i.am – ‘OMG’

Top Rap Song:

Eminem Feat. Rihanna – ‘Love The Way You Lie’

Top Country Song:

Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Top Rock Song:

Train – ‘Hey, Soul Sister’

Top Alternative Song:

Neon Trees – ‘Animal’

Top Latin Song:

Shakira Feat. Freshleyground – ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’

Top Dance Song:

Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – ‘Stereo Love’

Top Christian Song:

Chris Tomlin – ‘Our God’