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.
The 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: David Guetta