Our Siva joins stars at the Billboard Awards

Piya Sinha-Roy

THE Wanted star Siva Kaneswaren was among the star names at the Billboard Music Awards, as Adele, LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift came away with awards.

British Grammy-winning singer Adele won 12 awards from 18 nominations, including top artist, top female artist and top album.

LMFAO showed up in trademark outrageous fashion and picked up song of the year, for Party Rock Anthem, and the top duo/group award, along with four more honours.

Katy Perry, clad in a white dress, hung above the stage in a swing to sing her latest "personal and intimate" heartbreak single Wide Awake, while Justin Bieber, one of last year's big winners, presented a grown-up image this year after turning 18, singing Boyfriend with dancers dressed as clowns and neon geisha girls.

Other performers included Kelly Clarkson, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado and Billboard Battle of the Bands winner, Patent Pending.

Veteran soul singer Stevie Wonder (62) was honoured with the Icon award and tributes were paid to Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch and Whitney Houston.