Rihanna walked away with four awards, winning in Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album ("Unapologetic"), Top R&B Song ("Diamonds") -- and separate to R&B, Top Radio Songs Artist. She was nominated for 10 awards in total
Rihanna however was not present at the event and later tweeted her apologies
“#BBMAs #thatshowweballout #putitindamail #phuckyophanz #phuckyophav #betherenextyear”
“Thank you #BILLBOARD for showing my fans the love they deserve!!! I’m truly grateful for these 4 awards that you’ve rewarded us! Thank you again!!”
Nicki Minaj won secured three awards; Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album ("Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"). However, it was her performance that had the audience in awe, when she performed her hit "High School," donning a black baseball cap, short-shorts, shredded tights and a spiked shoulder piece for the number.
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