Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz kept it clean and simple as they strutted the white carpet hand-in-hand. Both stars took their time in the spotlight as Swizz served as a presenter and Alicia performed alongside Icon Award winnerÂ Stevie Wonder.
Once again, Adele was the night’s huge winner with twelve awards that included Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Award. Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and more also took home awards.
Brown, Usher, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and others ripped the stage throughout the night, but it was John Legend and Jordin Sparks‘ tribute to Whitney Houston that brought the crowd to their feet.
Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina accepted the Millenium Award for her mother.
“I just really want to say thank you to everyone,” Bobbi said. “[..] She deserves it. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life.”
Check out the arrivals from the 2012 Billboard Music Awards after the jump!
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