AMAs 2012: The Winners

Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj are the big winners of the night at the American Music Awards

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

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