Eminem Snags Six Billboard Awards; Nicki Named Best New Artist

Rapper Eminem was the big winner at last night's (May 23rd) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eminem snagged six Billboard Awards during the ceremony, including the evening's top honor of Artist of the Year, based on his hit album Recovery.

Em also took home awards for Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Artist.

R&B singer Rihanna, who raised eyebrows with her skin tight outfit during a performance with Britney Spears, took home three awards last night, including Top Female of the Year.

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj was crowned Best New Artist of the year, while the Black Eyed Peas won the award for Top Duo or Group.

Other winners during the evening included Beyoncé, U2, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum.