Whitney Houston's daughter broke down in tears as she accepted an award for her late mother.

Bobbi Kristina Brown said she felt ''blessed'' to have been part of the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker's life and thanked people for supporting her family through all of the singer's difficulties until her death in February as she accepted the Millennium Award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (20.05.12).

Bobbi Kristina took to the stage with Patricia Houston - her mother's sister-in-law and manager - and wept as she said: ''I really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all.

''Not just from when it was good but when it was bad, too. Thank you for showing that much love, because she deserved it ... I'm just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman's life. There will never be another one, ever.''

Whitney - who died as a result of accidental drowning in her bath and the effects of heart disease and cocaine use - was the subject of a musical tribute at the show, with her 'Sparkle' co-star Jordin Sparks singing 'I Will Always Love You' and John Legend performing 'The Greatest Love Of All' following an emotional introduction from Whoopi Goldberg.

Whoopi said: ''I adored Whitney Houston. What all performers want and need and should get is love, and many of us here loved Whitney, and even if you're one of those who didn't show the love to Whitney, now is your chance, because tonight, that's what we're doing: We're going to be giving Whitney the greatest love of all.''

Musical tributes were also paid to Donna Summer - who died last week from cancer - with Natasha Bedingfield singing 'Last Dance' and Cee Lo Green performing '(You Gotta) Fight for Your RIght (to Party!)' in remembrance of Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch, who died on May 4.

Meanwhile, Adele picked up 12 awards, including the coveted Top Artist prize, and dance act LMFAO went home with six gongs.

Katy Perry - who was accompanied to the event by her 91-year-old grandmother - said she felt ''incredibly honoured'' as she picked up the Spotlight Award in recognition of tying the record set by Michael Jackson of five number one hits from the same album, 'Teenage Dream'.

She added: ''Most of all, of course, I always say that the people have the power, so I want to say thank you to the glittering, gorgeous community of fans out there.''

Taylor Swift was named Billboard Woman of the Year, with Lil' Wayne receiving the respective male honour, though he was not present at the ceremony - which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas - to pick up the prize.

Billboard Awards 2012 winners list:

Millennium Award

Whitney Houston

Spotlight Award:

Katy Perry

Top New Artist:

Wiz Khalifa

Top Male Artist:

Lil Wayne

Top Female Artist:


Top Duo/Group:


Top Billboard 200 Artist:


Top Hot 100 Artist:


Top Digital Songs Artist:


Top Radio Songs Artist:


Top Touring Artist:


Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist:


Top Digital Media Artist:


Top Pop Artist:


Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Top Rap Artist:

Lil Wayne

Top Country Artist:

Lady Antebellum

Top Rock Artist:


Top Alternative Artist:


Top Latin Artist:


Top Dance Artist:

Lady GaGa

Top Christian Artist:

Casting Crowns

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, '21'

Top Pop Album:

Adele, '21'

Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé Knowles, '4'

Top Rap Album:

Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'

Top Country Album:

Jason Aldean, 'My Kinda Party'

Top Rock Album:

Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'

Top Alternative Album:

Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'

Top Latin Album:

Romeo Santos, 'Formula: Vol. 1'

Top Dance Album:

Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'

Top Christian Album:

Casting Crowns, 'Come To The Well'

Top Hot 100 Song:

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'

Top Digital Song:

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'

Top Radio Song:

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

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Adele 'Rolling in the Deep'

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Nicki Minaj 'Super Bass'

Top Pop Song:

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock: 'Party Rock Anthem'

Top R&B Song:

Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne 'Motivation'

Top Rap Song:

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'

Top Country Song:

Jason Aldean 'Dirt Road Anthem'

Top Rock Song:

Foster The People 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Top Alternative Song:

Adele 'Rolling In The Deep'

Top Latin Song:

Don Omar & Lucenzo 'Danza Kuduro'

Top Dance Song:

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 'Party Rock Anthem'

Top Christian Song:

Laura Story 'Blessings'