Britney Spears swayed with Nicki Minaj and had a pillow fight with Rihanna, Justin Bieber won a stack of awards and made out with girlfriend Selena Gomez and Beyoncé proved why she's the best in the biz. The 2011 Billboard Music Awards sure were entertaining.
Beyoncé's show-stopping performance of new single 'Run the World (Girls)' soon made it irrelevant whether anyone actually likes the song and the notoriously private star gave a glimpse into her private life calling hubby Jay-Z her "best friend" during her acceptance speech for the Millennium Award.
The Bieber and Eminem each picked up six awards while other big winners include The Gaga, Riri, Mumford & Sons, Taio Cruz, Taylor Swift and Usher with three apiece.
List of Winners - 2011 Billboard Music Awards
ARTIST AWARDSTop Artist: Eminem
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Male Artist: Eminem
Top Female Artist: Rihanna
Top Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Hot 100 Artist: Katy Perry
Top Digital Songs Artist: Katy Perry
Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Digital Media Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Rock Artist: Train
Top Alternative Artist: Mumford & Sons
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga
ALBUM AWARDS:Top Billboard 200 Album: Eminem - "Recovery"
Top Pop Album (tie): Justin Bieber - "My World 2.0" / Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream"
Top R&B Album: Usher - "Raymond v. Raymond"
Top Rap Album: Eminem - "Recovery"
Top Country Album: Taylor Swift - "Speak Now"
Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons - "Sigh No More"
Top Alternative Album: Mumford & Sons - "Sigh No More"
Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lady Gaga - "The Fame"
SONG AWARDS:Top Hot 100 Song: Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"
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 Pop Song: Taio Cruz - "Dynamite"
Top R&B Song: Usher Feat. will.i.am - "OMG"
Top Rap Song: Eminem Feat. Rihanna - "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"