Country music was well represented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 20) in Los Angeles, with Taylor Swift taking home the huge honor of Woman of the Year.

"The first time I ever saw my song on the Billboard charts, I was 16 and I was on a radio tour ... in a rental car, going to three or four different stations a day and homeschooling in the back seat," Taylor called upon accepting the award. "That seems like forever ago, thanks to so many people -- but mostly my family, everyone who's helped me get here and the fans. I just love you so much! I'm so humbled and honored."

Other country winners included Lady Antebellum for Top Country Group and Jason Aldean for Country Album of the Year (My Kinda Party) and Country Song of the Year ("Dirt Road Anthem"). Overall, Adele dominated the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with 12 wins. See the nominees and winners' list below, along with a gallery of some head-turning fashion at the show.

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2012 Billboard Music Awards Nominees and Winners:

Top Country Artist:

Jason Aldean

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum -- WINNER

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party - WINNER

The Band Perry, The Band Perry

Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines

Lady Antebellum, We Own the Night

Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day

Top Country Song:

Jason Aldean, "Dirt Road Anthem" - WINNER

Luke Bryan, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"

Eli Young Band, "Crazy Girl"

Lady Antebellum, "Just a Kiss"

Blake Shelton, "Honey Bee"

Top Artist:

Adele -- WINNER

Lady Gaga

Lil Wayne

Katy Perry


Top New Artist:

Bad Meets Evil

Big Sean

Foster the People

Scotty McCreery

Wiz Khalifa -- WINNER

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown


Lil Wayne -- WINNER

Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist:

Adele -- WINNER

Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry


Top Duo/Group:

The Black Eyed Peas


Lady Antebellum


Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele 21 -- WINNER

Michael Buble Christmas

Drake Take Care

Lady Gaga Born This Way

Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele "Rolling in the Deep"

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock "Party Rock Anthem" -- WINNER

Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger"

Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West "E.T."

Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer "Give Me Everything"

Top Pop Artist:

Adele -- WINNER

Lady Gaga


Katy Perry


Top R&B Artist:


Chris Brown -- WINNER

Cee Lo Green



Top Rap Artist:


Lil Wayne -- WINNER


Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa

Top Rock Artist:

The Black Keys

Coldplay -- WINNER

Foster the People

Foo Fighters

Mumford & Sons

Top Alternative Artist:

The Black Keys

Coldplay -- WINNER

Foster the People

Foo Fighters Mumford & Sons

Top Latin Artist:

Mana Pitbull

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Shakira -- WINNER

Top Dance Artist:

David Guetta

Lady Gaga -- WINNER



Britney Spears

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