An absent Adele scooped 12 gongs at the Billboard Music Awards last night

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We can imagine this award malarkey is getting pretty old of Adele, not to mention the effort of juggling so many for picture ops, so we're not too surprised she didn't attend the Billboard Awards last night.


But don't worry because plenty of other big name pop acts attended and won awards including Taylor Swift who received Woman of the Year, Katy Perry who got the Spotlight award and Justin Bieber who was awarded the Top Social Artist.


On accepting his award Justin said: 'First of all I just want to say how much of a blessing it's been the past three or for years growing up in front of everybody,


'I just want to thank all my fans because, you know, the internet is where I got my start and all my fans have helped me get to this position.'


Aww that's rather humble and lovely isn't it? Katy Perry, who attended the awards with her 91-year-old grandma, was equally as charming in her acceptance speech: 'This is cool! They told me the only other person who's received this award is Michael Jackson, so I feel incredibly honoured to be in that same category - although I don't compare at all.


'These songs have been kind of like the diary of the last few years for me,'


Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina accepted the Millennium award on behalf of her mother, saying: 'I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good, but when it was bad too.


'Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it. She did. 'I'm just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman's life.


'There will never be another one ever, and I thank you, all of you – the fans, everyone. Thank you so much.'


The full list of winners is as follows:


Top Artist: Adele


Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa


Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne


Top Female Artist: Adele


Top Duo/Group: LMFAO


Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele


Top Hot 100 Artist: Adele


Top Digital Songs Artist: Adele


Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele


Top Touring Artist: U2


Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber


Top Streaming Artist: Rihanna


Top Digital Media Artist: Adele


Top Pop Artist: Adele


Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown


Top Rap Artist: Lil Wayne


Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum


Top Rock Artist: Coldplay


Top Alternative Artist: Coldplay


Top Latin Artist: Shakira


Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga


Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns


Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele "21"


Top Pop Album: Adele "21"


Top R&B Album: Beyonce "4"


Top Rap Album: Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV"


Top Country Album: Jason Aldean "My Kinda Party"


Top Rock Album: Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto"


Top Alternative Album: Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto"


Top Latin Album: Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 1"


Top Dance Album: Lady Gaga "Born This Way"


Top Christian Album: Casting Crowns "Come To The Well"


Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"


Top Digital Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"


Top Radio Song: Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer "Give Me Everything"


Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele "Rolling in the Deep"


Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj "Super Bass"


Top Pop Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"


Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne "Motivation"


Top Rap Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"


Top Country Song: Jason Aldean "Dirt Road Anthem"


Top Rock Song: Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks"


Top Alternative Song: Adele "Rolling In The Deep"


Top Latin Song: Don Omar & Lucenzo "Danza Kuduro"


Top Dance Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem"


Top Christian Song: Laura Story "Blessings"


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