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Eminem, Justin Bieber top Billboard Music Awards winners

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Rapper Eminem and Canadian teen star Justin Bieber were the big winners – with six awards each, at the Billboard Music Awards 2011 held in Las Vegas, yesterday.

Eminen won top male artist, artist of the year among other prizes, while Bieber won fan favourite and top new artist awards among his haul.

Justin Bieber at the awards

Eminen was not present at the star studded event. But Bieber in his acceptance speech said, “I’m 17,” … “Every day is crazy to me because I see so many people and I get to make so many people smile.”

Britney Spears and Rihanna opened performance at the event while other performers included Katy Perry, U2, Beyonce, Cee Lo Green,  Keith Urban and Neil Diamond among others.

Beyonce was given the Millennium Award for her musical influence and was also recognised as a role model for women.

Below is the full list of the 2011 Billboard Music Awards winners

Top Artist of the Year: Eminem
Top Hot 100 Song: Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem – Recovery
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Duo/group: The Black Eyed Peas
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift – Speak Now
Top Rap Album: Eminem – Recovery
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

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 Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Katy Perry
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Streaming Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Digital Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Male Artist: Eminem
Top Female Artist: Rihanna
Top Rap Artist: Eminem

Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga

Top R&B Artist: Usher

Top Rock Artist: Train
Top Alternative Artist: Mumford & Sons

Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Latin Artist: Shakira

Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga
Top Christian Artist: Chris Tomlin
Top Pop Song: Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Top R&B Song: Usher feat Will.I.Am – OMG
Top Rap Song: Eminem feat Rihanna – I 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 – Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
Top Dance Song: Edward Maya &Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love

Top Christian Song: Chris Tomlin – Our God
Top Pop Album: Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
Best R&B Album: Usher – Raymond V Raymond
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
Viral Innovator of the Year: Cee Lo Green
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Millennium Artist Award: Beyonce

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