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People Search: Billboard Music Award Winners Recap

Written by Vanessa May 21, 2012

The Grammy’s may be a bit far off, but we don’t have to go on without our fix of music awards fashion and performances since the Billboard Music Awards took place yesterday. Today, we’ve profiled some of the top winners for you!

Top Artist: Adele – The 21-year-old singer was the biggest winner taking home 12 trophies!

Woman of the Year: Taylor Swift – She was granted this award for her philanthropic activities and for landing three consecutive albums in the number one spot.

Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa – Famous for his debut single, “Black and Yellow” the artist is also engaged to fellow singer Amber Rose.

Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne – Not only is his own music career at a height, but as president of Cash Money Records he’s also set off careers for other music sensations such as Nicki Minaj.

Top Rock Artist: Coldplay – Since Spokeo’s focus is people, not groups, we’ll give you profiles for the British band’s lead singer, Chris Martin, and lead guitarist, Jonny Buckland.

Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum – The country trio from Nashville is comprised of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood.

Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber – The teenager was discovered on YouTube and is a heavy investor in technology; no surprise he takes the social category.

Top Streaming Artist: Rihanna – With racy videos and amazing dance abilities, the Barbados-born singer lands the category for streaming.

Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown – Best known for his dance tunes and moves, the young artist dominated the R&B category.

Top Latin Artist: Shakira – The Columbian singer beat out Pitbull and Romeo Santos for the honor.

Check out the entire list of winners on the Billboard website.  

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Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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