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Justin Bieber Dominates The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (See List Of Winners)

May 23rd, 2011 8:05am EDT

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Justin Bieber and Eminem were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, scoring 14 prizes between them.

Teenager Bieber's impressive haul of eight included trophies for Fan Favorite, Digital Artist, New Artist, Digital Media Artist and Pop Album (My World 2.0), but rap icon Eminem landed the night's biggest honors - among them Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Rap Album (Recovery) and Rap Song (I Love the Way You Lie).

Bieber, wearing a shimmering gold and black dinner jacket, made a point of not making a big deal of his date for the evening - Selena Gomez - as he accepted his awards, thanking his mother, who was sitting right next to his girlfriend, but not the Disney star.

Taylor Swift won the night's first award for Album Artist of the Year and went on to claim two more. The other triple winners were Taio Cruz, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and acclaimed British folk act Mumford & Sons, who picked up the Rock Album of the Year award. Double victors included Katy Perry, Train and Usher.

It was a great night for performances, too - Millennium Award winner Beyonce and Viral Innovator Cee Lo Green's sets were among the highlights. Feisty Beyonce performed new song Run The World (Girls) with a synchronized backdrop and an army of female dancers; Green played through a medley of hits while spinning through the air above the stage, seated at a suspended piano.

Rihanna and Britney Spears opened the show from the MGM Grand with a sexy S&M duet, while Black Eyed Peas also performed hits during an energetic five-minute set.

Spears also joined Nicki Minaj for a brief performance of their Till The World Ends remix - an appropriate choice of tune considering an evangelical broadcaster had predicted the world would end 24 hours before the Billboard Music Awards took place. The two hit-makers will hit the road together this summer.

The almost flawless awards ceremony, hosted by The Hangover star Ken Jeong, also featured live sets from Keith Urban, Pitbull and Ne-Yo, Taio Cruz and Neil Diamond, who took home the Icon Award. He closed the show with rousing sing-alongs of his classic tunes Sweet Caroline and America.


The full list of winners is:

 Album Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift
 Digital Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber
 Song of the Year - Dynamite by Taio Cruz
 Country Song of the Year - Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
 Millennium Award - Beyonce
 Top Duo/Group - Black Eyed Peas
 Viral Innovator Award - Cee Lo Green
 Radio Artist of the Year - Rihanna
 Best New Artist - Justin Bieber
 Top Latin Album - Euphoria by Enrique Iglesias
 Top Latin Artist - Shakira
 Country Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift
 Artist of the Year - Eminem
 Male Artist of the Year - Eminem
 Female Artist of the Year - Rihanna
 Hot 100 Artist of the Year - Katy Perry
 Digital Songs Artist of the Year - Katy Perry
 Top Touring Artist of the Year - U2
 Top Social Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber
 Streaming Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber
 Digital Media Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber
 Pop Artist of the Year - Lady Gaga
 R&B Artist of the Year - Usher
 Rap Artist of the Year - Eminem
 Rock Artist of the Year - Train
 Alternative Artist of the Year - Mumford & Sons
 Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year - Lady Gaga
 Christian Artist of the Year - Chris Tomlin
 Album of the Year - Recovery by Eminem
 Pop Album of the Year - My World 2.0 by Justin Bieber
 R&B Album of the Year - Raymond v. Raymond by Usher
 Rap Album of the Year - Recovery by Eminem
 Country Album of the Year - Speak Now by Taylor Swift
 Rock Album of the Year - Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
 Alternative Album of the Year - Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
 Dance/Electronic/Electronic Album of the Year - The Fame by Lady Gaga
 Christian Album of the Year - Awake by Skillet
 Digital Song of the Year - Dynamite by Taio Cruz
 Radio Song of the Year - Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
 Streaming Song of the Year - Just a Dream by Nelly
 Streaming Song (Video) of the Year - Baby by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
 Pop Song of the Year - Dynamite by Taio Cruz
 R&B Song of the Year - OMG by Usher featuring will.i.am
 Rap Song of the Year - Love the Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna
 Rock Song of the Year - Soul Sister by Train
 Alternative Song of the Year - Animal by Neon Trees
 Latin Song of the Year - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) by Shakira
 Dance/Electronic Song of the Year - Stereo Love by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
 Christian Song of the Year - Our Good by Chris Tomlin
 Billboard Fan Favorite - Justin Bieber
 Billboard Icon Award - Neil Diamond
 Dreamseeker Artist of the Year - Gentlemen Hall

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