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AMAs Winners List: Bieber, Minaj Take Top Honors

More big-box music industry back-patting you guys! But with more costume changes, and Hammer pants!

 

Justin Bieber felt his own fever last night at the 2012 American Music Awards, held at Nokia Theatre on Sunday (November 18) in Los Angeles.

Bieber locked up the big wins, with Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. 

"I wanted to thank you for always believing in me," Bieber said, looking to his mom, who he brought along as his date (awwww).

While Bieber and Nicki Minaj (also a multiple winner) performed together at the ceremony, another collaboration was the night's most shark-jumping buzzworthy performance: Korean rapper PSY and MC Hammer. Hammer joined the buzzed-about pop star for his impossibly annoying viral hit "Gangnam Style," both of them decked out in old-school Hammer pants. 

Minaj, who went through a nonsensical four outfit changes throughout the night, repeated her AMAs wins from last year, picking up trophies for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist and Album for her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Check out the full list of winners below.

2012 American Music Awards – Winners List

Artist of the Year
* Drake
* Justin Bieber – WINNER
* Maroon 5
* Katy Perry
* Rihanna

Old Navy New Artist of the Year
* J. Cole
* fun.
* Gotye
* Carly Rae Jepsen – WINNER
* One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
* Justin Bieber – WINNER
* Flo Rida
* Pitbull
* Usher

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
* Kelly Clarkson
* Nicki Minaj
* Rihanna
* Katy Perry – WINNER

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
* fun.
* Maroon 5 – WINNER
* One Direction
* The Wanted

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
* Believe – Justin Bieber – WINNER
* Overexposed – Maroon 5
* Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj
* Up All Night – One Direction

Favorite Country Male Artist
* Luke Bryan – WINNER
* Jason Aldean
* Eric Church

Favorite Country Female Artist
* Miranda Lambert
* Carrie Underwood
* Taylor Swift – WINNER

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
* Lady Antebellum – WINNER
* Zac Brown Band
* Rascal Flatts

Favorite Country Album
* Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan
* Tuskegee – Lionel Richie
* Blown Away – Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
* Drake
* Nicki Minaj - WINNER
* Tyga

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
* Cole World: The Sideline Story – J. Cole
* Take Care – Drake
* Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj – WINNER

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
* Chris Brown
* Trey Songz
* Usher – WINNER

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
* Beyoncé – WINNER
* Mary J. Blige
* Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
* Fortune – Chris Brown
* Talk That Talk – Rihanna – WINNER
* Looking 4 Myself – Usher

Favorite Alternative Artist
* The Black Keys
* Gotye
* Linkin Park – WINNER

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
* Adele – WINNER
* Kelly Clarkson
* Train

Favorite Latin Artist
* Don Omar
* Pitbull
* Shakira – WINNER

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
* Jeremy Camp
* Newsboys
* tobyMac – WINNER

Favorite Electronic Dance Music
* David Guetta – WINNER
* Calvin Harris
* Skrillex

 

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