2011 Billboard Music Awards

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards were held May 22, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and hosted by Ken Jeong. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from 2010.

2011 Billboard Music Awards
DateMay 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted byKen Jeong
Most awardsEminem and Justin Bieber (6 each)
Most nominationsRihanna (18)
Television/radio coverage


Artist(s) Song(s)
Britney Spears
The Black Eyed Peas "Just Can't Get Enough"
"The Time (Dirty Bit)"
"Boom Boom Pow"
"I Gotta Feeling"
Keith Urban "Long Hot Summer"
"Give Me Everything"
Beyoncé "Run the World (Girls)"
CeeLo Green
Mikky Ekko
"Bright Lights Bigger City"
"Forget You"
Lady Antebellum "Just a Kiss"
Taio Cruz "Break Your Heart"
Far East Movement
Snoop Dogg
"Good Life"
"Like a G6"
"If I Was You (OMG)"
Mary J. Blige
Lil Wayne
"Someone to Love Me (Naked)"
Kesha "Animal"
Nicki Minaj
Britney Spears
"Super Bass"
"Till the World Ends"
Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline"

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed in bold.[1]

Top Artist Top New Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Billboard 200 Artist
Top Billboard 200 Album Top Hot 100 Artist
Top Hot 100 Song Top Touring Artist
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Streaming Artist Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Top Streaming Song (Video) Top Digital Media Artist
Top Pop Artist Top Pop Album
Top Pop Song Top R&B Artist
Top R&B Album Top R&B Song
Top Rap Artist Top Rap Album
Top Rap Song Top Country Artist
Top Country Album Top Country Song
Top Rock Artist Top Rock Album
Top Rock Song Top Latin Artist
Top Latin Album Top Latin Song
Top Dance Artist Top Dance Album
Top Dance Song Top Alternative Artist
Top Alternative Album Top Alternative Song
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Album
Top Christian Song Top Social Artist (fan-voted)
Icon Award Millennium Award
Neil Diamond Beyoncé
Billboard.com Fan Favorite Viral Innovator of the Year
Justin Bieber Cee Lo Green

Artists with multiple wins and nominationsEdit

Critical reception and controversyEdit

Overall, critics praised the performances in whole. Critics, however, noted Beyoncé as the standout performer of the night.[2] However, some controversy was generated from the show. The Parents Television Council criticized Rihanna and Britney Spears's Performance of S&M (Remix), calling it "explicit", with PTC president saying "I cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television", while criticizing the choice to air the performance first, on what they claim is a normally family targeted time slot (the show aired at 8:00 p.m.).[3]


  1. ^ "2011 Billboard Music Awards Winners List".
  2. ^ archive-Fernanda-Diaz 08/09/2010. "First MTV TJ Gabi Gregg Wants To Give Followers 'A Voice'". mtv.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ Nagesh, Gautham (24 May 2011). "Parents group targets Billboard performance by Rihanna, Britney Spears". thehill.com. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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