Swift Wins Eight Out Of 11 Nominations At The Billboard Music Awards, Bieber Wins 3 Amidst Boos
Taylor Swift wins eight of her 11 nominations, and which includes Top 200 Billboard album (for Red) as well as top artist.
While accepting her award, she said: “You are the longest and best relationship I ever had”.
In addition, she also gave an excellent performance of her hit single 22 while making an entry on the back of a bike from backstage, thanks to the presence of several red balloons as well as numerous background dancers too.
Justin Bieber received three awards while performing twice, once with will.i.am and solo. He won honors for top male artist, fan-voted milestone as well as social artist by beating Swift and Bruno Mars.
While having to deal with booing when he received his awards, Bieber expressed his confidence in his work and music and in being able to do a good job despite being 19 years of age.
Among the artists, Miguel delivered a heart stopping performance when singing his hit ‘Adorn’, with the exception of hurting a fan as he jumped over the crowd during his performance.
Maroon 5 and fun. both won one each with their 11 nominations while Rihanna and Gotye won four awards each, and has the second-most wins amongst all the winners.
Nicki Minaj beat Pitbull, Psy, Flo Rida and Drake to win the top rap artist award and expressed her surprise in doing so by saying that she didn’t ‘expect to win this one’ and after which, she performed High School with Lil Wayne.
Not surprisingly, Prince won the icon award while Madonna won dance album, dance artist and top touring artist for MDNA.