Last night was one of the biggest nights for the music industry, as countless singers (but not only) gathered to celebrate the crème de la crème in music, at the Nokia Theater in LA for the 2012 American Music Awards.
gala was live and, as was to be expected, was packed with awesome live performances, touching moments and plenty of acceptance speeches.
Justin Bieber, inarguably the biggest pop star of the moment (and not just in his age group), was the biggest winner of the night, took home no less than 3 awards in different categories.
He won Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. For his final win, he invited his mother Pattie Malette on stage with him, which shouldn’t really surprise fans that much since it’s a known fact the two are incredibly close.
Not to be outdone by The Biebs, rapper Nicki Minaj, who also performed with him sometime during the awards show, also won big, taking home 2 statuettes.
Predictably, hers were for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin’s protégée and also an Internet star, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Usher and Maroon 5 did not leave empty-handed either, winning awards in various other categories.
Performers included Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Psy, Pink, The Wanted and Ke$ha: as noted above, it was definitely a night to remember, packed with extraordinary moments.
Below is the complete list of winners. Check it out to see if your favorite made the cut. Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber New Artist of the Year:
Carly Rae Jepsen Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist:
Justin Bieber Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist:
Katy Perry Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group:
Maroon 5 Favorite Pop/Rock Album:
“Believe” – Justin Bieber Favorite Country Male Artist:
Luke Bryan Favorite Country Female Artist:
Taylor Swift Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group:
Lady Antebellum Favorite Country Album:
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Nicki Minaj Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” – Nicki Minaj Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist:
Usher Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist:
Beyonce Favorite Soul/R&B Album:
“Talk That Talk” – Rihanna Favorite Alternative Artist:
Linkin Park Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist:
Adele Favorite Latin Artist:
Shakira Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist:
tobyMac Favorite Electronic Dance Music: