2012 Billboard Music Awards to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and MCA


Photo - Whitney Houston and Donna Summer
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards which will be held Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will be a star studded occasion. Awards for the ceremony will be given out in over 46 categories which include Top Female Artist, Top Artist, Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Duo or Group, Top Digital Song Artist, Top Digital Media Artist and more.

UK singer Adele, 24, is nominated in more than 18 categories which include nominations for her albums 19 and 21 as well as for her hit songs Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You. The singer will also be going up against Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry for the Top Artist and up against Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Rihanna for the Top Female Artist Award.

Although Rihanna didn’t get as many nominations as Adele, Pop star Rihanna came close. Rihanna is nominated for 13 categories, while female rapper Nicki Minaj is nominated for seven awards which include Top Female Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Rap Artist. Lady Gaga monsters may be proud of mama monster for being nominated for 10 awards which include two albums competing against each other, “Born This Way” and “The Fame” for Top Dance Album. The “Teenage Dream” Katy Perry is nominated for 6 awards which include Top 100 Artist and Top Pop Artist.

Those who only watch the Billboard Awards for the performances, the 2012 Billboard Music Awards performers will include Carrie Underwood, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Cee Lo Green, Linkin Park, LMFAO, amongst others. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will also include a performance by Alicia Keys for the show-closing presentation of the Billboard’s Icon Award to Stevie Wonder who will join Alicia Keys.

To not forget those who past this year and contributed to the music industry, the awards ceremony will be honoring Whitney Houston who passed in February and will pay tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, who died May 4, 2012 and, most recently, the Queen of Disco Donna Summer, who passed Thursday, May 17, 2012, as reported on MusiqQueen.com.

Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award with a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks (who’s played Whitney Houston’s daughter in the new remake of the movie ‘Sparkle’) and John Legend. Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will be accepting the award in her honor.

The Billboard Music Awards will air live Sunday 8 p.m. on ABC.

2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST

TOP ARTIST
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP NEW ARTIST
Bad Meets Evil
Big Sean
Foster The People
Scotty McCreery
Wiz Khalifa

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Adele
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP MALE ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Drake
Lil Wayne
Bruno Mars

TOP DUO/GROUP
The Black Eyed Peas
Coldplay
Lady Antebellum
LMFAO
Maroon 5

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
Adele
Justin Bieber
Michael Buble
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Adele
LMFAO
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
Adele
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

TOP TOURING ARTIST
Bon Jovi
Taylor Swift
Take That
U2
Roger Waters

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Shakira

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Bruno Mars
Rihanna

TOP DIGITAL MEDIA ARTIST
Adele
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Rihanna

TOP POP ARTIST
Adele
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Katy Perry
Rihanna

TOP R&B ARTIST
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Miguel
Rihanna

TOP RAP ARTIST
Drake
Lil Wayne
LMFAO
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST:
Jason Aldean
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

TOP ROCK ARTIST:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

TOP ALTERNATIVE ARTIST:
The Black Keys
Coldplay
Foster The People
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

TOP LATIN ARTIST
Mana
Pitbull
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos
Shakira

TOP DANCE ARTIST
David Guetta
Lady Gaga
LMFAO
Rihanna
Britney Spears

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Skillet
Laura Story
Chris Tomlin

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM
Adele “21”
Michael Buble “Christmas”
Drake “Take Care”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”

TOP POP ALBUM
Adele “19”
Adele “21”
Michael Buble “Christmas”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Justin Bieber “Under The Mistletoe”

TOP R&B ALBUM
Beyonce “4”
Mary J. Blige “My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)”
Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.”
Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me”
Rihanna “Talk That Talk”

TOP RAP ALBUM:
Bad Meets Evil “Hell: The Sequel”
Drake “Take Care”
Jay Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne”
Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”
LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM:
Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
The Band Perry “The Band Perry”
Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines’
Lady Antebellum “We Own The Night”
Scotty McCreery “Clear As Day”

TOP ROCK ALBUM:
Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Foo Figthers “Wasting Light:
Foster The People “Torches”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
Nickelback “Here And Now”

TOP ALTERNATIVE ALBUM:
Coldplay “Mylo Xyloto”
Foo Figthers “Wasting Light:
Foster The People “Torches”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
Nickelback “Here And Now”

TOP LATIN ALBUM:
Camila “Dejarte De Amar”
Cristian Castro “Viva El Principe”
Mana “Drama Y Luz”
Prince Royce “Prince Royce”
Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1″

TOP DANCE ALBUM:
David Guetta “Nothing But The Beat”
Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Lady Gaga “The Fame”
LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking”
Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM:
Casting Crowns “Come To The Well”
Casting Crowns “Until The Whole World Hears”
Skillet “Awake”
Laura Story “Blessings”
Various Artists “Wow Hits 2012″

TOP HOT 100 SONG:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

TOP DIGITAL SONG:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

TOP RADIO SONG:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You”
Lil Wayne “How To Love”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Adele “Someone Like You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”

TOP POP SONG:
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

TOP R&B SONG:
Chris Brown “She Ain’t You”
Cee Lo Green “Fk You (Forget You)
Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent “Down On Me”
Miguel “Sure Thing”
Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”

TOP RAP SONG:
Flo Rida “Good Feeling”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

TOP COUNTRY SONG:
Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem”
Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
Eli Young Band “Crazy Girl”
Lady Antebellum “Just A Kiss”
Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”

TOP ROCK SONG:
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Adele “Someone Like You”
Coldplay “Paradise”
Foo Fighters “Walk”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”

TOP ALTERNATIVE SONG:
Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
AWOLNATION “Sail”
Coldplay “Paradise”
Foster The People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons “The Cave”

TOP LATIN SONG:
Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro”
Don Omar “Taboo”
Pitbull “Bon Bon”
Prince Royce “Corazon Sin Cara”
Romeo Santos Feat. Usher “Promise”

TOP DANCE SONG:
Dev “In The Dark”
David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You”
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It”
Britney Spears “Til The World Ends”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Casting Crowns “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
Jamie Grace Feat. TobyMac “Hold Me”
Mandisa “Stronger”
Laura Story “Blessings”
Matthew West “Strong Enough”

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