Katy Perry won a major award last night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV. She picked up the Spotlight Award for matching Michael Jackson’s record five No. 1 singles off one album.
Teenage Dream spun off the No. 1 Hot 100 hits “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West), “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” The singer nabbed yet another No. 1 this year, with “Part of Me,” the first single off the special edition album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
Perry also performed her new single, ‘Wide Awake’ on the BBMA stage. The song was written for her upcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Taylor Swift won Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and was presented with her award by Zooey Deschanel.
Billboard also honored the late Whitney Houston, with a tribute performed by John Legend and Jordin Sparks. Jordin starred alongside Whitney in the singer’s last film, “Sparkle”. Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, accepted the Billboard Millennium Award on her mother’s behalf.
“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all,” she said. “Not just when it was good, but when it was bad too … Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it.”
There was another tribute last night, and that was performed by Natasha Bedingfield. The singer paid tribute to Donna Summer, who past away from cancer last week.
On a lighter note, Alicia Keys honored Stevie Wonder with the Billboard Icon Award. The duo performed a medley of Wonder’s hits, “Higher Ground” and “Overjoyed.” But before getting off the stage, the pair had one more surprise in store. With a little encouragement from Wonder, who recently celebrated his 62nd birthday and had one wish for the soulful songstress, Keys belted out the chorus of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.”
Note: Adele won 12 awards, but you would have never known that after watching the Billboard Music Awards, so luckily, we have the full list below.
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’
Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet
Pictured below: Justin Bieber, a very adult-looking-and-boob-showing-Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado, Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Zooey Deschanel, Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa, Jordin Sparks and Usher.