‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker Adele emerged as a big winner at the Billboard Music Awards after she won 12 trophies,including Top Artist and Top Female Artist.
The 24-year-old singer’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ number and smash-hit album ’21’ earned her four big prizes,including Top Alternative Song,Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Pop Album,said The Hollywood Reporter.
She also picked up trophies for Top Hot 100 Artist and Billboard 200 Artist.
Electropop duo LMFAO took home six awards,five for their 2011 hit single ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and one for Top Duo or Group.
Other multiple winners were Coldplay who took home four awards,including Top Rock Album and Top Alternative Album for ‘Mylo Xyloto’.
Katy Perry was handed the Spotlight Award for tying the record set by Michael Jackson of five #1 hits from the same album,for her handful of smashes from ‘Teenage Dream’.
Country sweetheart Taylor Swift was honoured with the Billboard Woman of the Year award.
Julie Bowen paid a tribute to late Bee Gees member Robin Gibb,who died earlier in the day Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
The night also featured a touching tribute to disco queen Donna Summer by Natasha Bedingfield and a segment devoted to music legend Whitney Houston with a medley of her hits performed by John Legend and Jordin Sparks.