Monday, November 19, 2012

2012 American Music Awards

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On November 18, 2012, the 40th American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC. Nominees were announced October 9, 2012. Here were the winners:

  • Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
  • New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

    Justin Bieber with “As Long As You Love Me”
    and “Beauty and a Beat” with Nicki Minaj

    Favorite Pop/Rock
  • Male Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Female Artist: Katy Perry
  • Band/Duo/Group: Maroon 5
  • Album: Justin Bieber Believe

    Favorite Country
  • Male Artist: Luke Bryan
  • Female Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum
  • Album: Carrie Underwood Blown Away

    Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop
  • Artist: Nicki Minaj
  • Album: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

    Perhaps the most talked about performance of the night:

    Favorite Soul/R&B
  • Male Artist: Usher
  • Female Artist: Beyonce
  • Album: Rihanna Talk That Talk

    Additional Categories
  • Favorite Alternative Artist: Linkin Park
  • Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
  • Latin Artist: Shakira
  • Contemporary Inspirational Artist: TobyMac
  • Favorite Electronic Dance Music: David Guetta

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