Billboard Music Awards 2012 is set to air on ABC, Live tomorrow night at 8 pm. Billboard Music Awards is the last award show of the year with the most predictability. After the MTV Music Awards, American Music Awards and Grammy Awards you can pretty much predict the winners of the Billboard Music Awards, but to make matters even easier, finalists are based on year-end performance charts according to the Nielson data for sales. Essentially meaning, if you look at the Nielson data and ranked it, you already know who the winner is. Let’s check it out.
In 2011, Billboard named Adele artist of the year. As of May 2012 Adele has sold over 25 million albums and over 25 million digital copies worldwide.
Top Billboard Adele – 21
200 Album: Drake – Take Care
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lil Wayne – The Carter IV
Adele’s 21 is the longest running number one album by a female in Billboard history. In the US the album has held the top position longer than any other album since 1985.
Top 100 Song: Adele – Rolling in the Deep
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguiliera – Moves Like Jagger
Katy Perry & Kanye West – E.T.
Pitbull & Ne-Yo – Give Me Everything
The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years. “Rolling in the Deep” propelled Adele to international success. It was her first number one song in the US, reaching number one for seven weeks on Billboard Hot 100.
Top New Artist: Bad Meets Evil
Foster the People
Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” peaked at number 1 on Billboard Hot 100. He was also selected as Best new Artist on Billboard’s 2011 – The Year in Music catalogue.
Top Duo/ Coldplay
Group: Lady Antebellum
The Black Eyed Peas
“Party Rock Anthem” sold over 6.8 million downloads in the U.S. becoming the fastest song in digital history overtaking Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Any person that can overtake Adele deserves an award. “Party Rock Anthem” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for six straight weeks.
Top Female Adele
Artist: Lady Gaga
Adele naturally wins this award for the previous stated reasons, but if Billboard wanted to mix it up a bit then they would go with Nicki Minaj
Top Male Justin Bieber
Artist: Chris Brown
In 2011, Chris Brown released his fourth studio album F.A.M.E., which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. Drake is a good contender for this award also, but my bets on Chris.
But seriously, at the end of the day it’s an award show. Win, lose, or draw it will be a great show. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, CeeLo Green, Linkin Park, the Wanted, Nelly Furtardo and more will be performing, including a show-closing presentation of Billboard's Icon Award to Stevie Wonder, who will then perform with Alicia Keys. There will also be tributes to recording artists who left us this year: Whitney Houston, the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch, and Donna Summer.