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The American Music Awards Winners

11/19/2012




JUSTIN BIEBER
pocketed THREE trophies last night at the "American Music Awards", including the night's first award, Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock.  He told the crowd, "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought maybe I was here for one or two years, but I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time."  He later performed an acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me".  But there was no mention of SELENA GOMEZ.  In fact, Justin's date to the show was his MOM, whom he brought onstage for his third and final acceptance speech.

NICKI MINAJ won TWO awards, Best Artist and Album in the Rap/Hip-Hop category.

Other winners included Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park and David Guetta.

Not surprisingly, PINK gave the best performance of the night, basically recreating her "Try" video.  (You can see clips of the performance here.)

 

 

 PSY closed out the show with "Gangnam Style", but before it was over, it turned into a DUET, when MC HAMMER hit the stage and the song turned into a mash-up of "Gangnam" and "Too Legit to Quit".  (Here's video.)

 

 

 

Here's the complete list of "AMA" winners.  It's worth noting that almost half the categories, NINE of the 20, were won by the same person who won LAST year.  (Even if you like these artists you have to admit that's WEAK.)

(ALL GENRES)

Artist of the Year:  Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year:  Carly Rae Jepsen

 

 

(POP / ROCK)

Favorite Female Artist:  Katy Perry

Favorite Male Artist:  Justin Bieber

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Maroon 5 . . . (They won this last year, too.)

Favorite Album:  "Believe"Justin Bieber

 

 

(SOUL / RHYTHM & BLUES)

Favorite Female Artist:  Beyoncé . . . (She won this last year, too.)

Favorite Male Artist:  Usher . . . (He won this last year, too.)

Favorite Album:  "Talk That Talk"Rihanna . . . (Last year, Rihanna's album "Loud" won.  And her new album, "Unapologetic" comes out today.)

 

 

(RAP / HIP-HOP)

Favorite Male Artist:  Nicki Minaj . . . (--She won this last year, too.)

Favorite Album:  "Pink Friday:  Roman Reloaded"Nicki Minaj . . . (--Last year, Nicki's debut album "Pink Friday" won.)

 

 

(COUNTRY)

Favorite Female Artist:  Taylor Swift . . . (--This is Taylor's FOURTH year in a row winning this one.)

Favorite Male Artist:  Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:  Lady Antebellum . . . (--This is their THIRD straight win in this category.)

Favorite Album:  "Blown Away"Carrie Underwood

 

 

(OTHER MUSIC CATEGORIES)

Favorite Artist - (Adult/Contemporary):  Adele . . . (--She won this last year, too.)

Favorite Artist - (Alternative Rock):  Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - (Contemporary Inspirational):  TobyMac

Favorite Artist - (Latin Music):  Shakira

Favorite Artist - (Electronic Dance Music):  David Guetta