2012 American Music Awards: Winners + Performances!

Last night, the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. It was a night filled with awards, great performances, and not so great performances. The big winner of the night was Justin Bieber – who picked up Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Another big winner of the night was Nicki Minaj, who picked up Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for the second year in a row. You can check out the full list of winners and all the performances below. Enjoy!

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Sprint 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” by 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” by Carrie Underwood
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” by Nicki Minaj
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: “Talk That Talk” by Rihanna
Favorite Alternative/Rock Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: tobyMac
Favorite Electronic Dance Music: David Guetta

Nicki Minaj – Freedom

 Swizz Beatz – Everyday Birthday” (featuring Chris Brown & Ludacris)

Usher – Numb/ Climax / Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

Christina Aguilera – Lotus Intro/ Army of Me/ Let There Be Love

P!nk – Try

Pitbull – Don’t Stop the Party / Feel This Moment

Linkin Park – Burn It Down

PSY * MC Hammer

Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me / Beauty and a Beat

Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits Medley

No Doubt – Looking Hot

Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss / Call Me Mabye

The Wanted – I Found You

Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble

Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs

 Ke$ha – Die Young


    • Ryan "Fucqua" Smith

      Def, remember that performance she did where she was suspended in air for most of it. It’s crazy. Did you check her legs, pure MUSCLE!!!

  • ar

    We haven’t seen starpower like this at an awards show in ages. Great performances. Pink and Kesha had to be my standouts. And who knew that kid from The Wanted could sing like that. Nice job AMAs!

  • Ryan

    there weren’t too many performances I enjoyed honestly but the ones I thought were good and deserved my attention were p!nk, kelly clarkson, and ke$ha…suprisingly. I thought PSY with MC Hammer KILLED it

  • cheri

    There were some pretty good performances from Ke$ha, Pitbull, and I absolutely loved PSY and MC Hammer. They were a great ending to the show. I completely spaced out that the awards were on last night, so this morning I watched it on my DISH Hopper with the PrimeTime Anytime feature. It automatically records the primetime shows on the four major networks, so I didn’t have to worry about missing it. I was able to see all the performances before heading out the door for my shift at DISH. I was so excited to see Linkin Park take home an award, because I absolutely love them. Everyone that did win definitely deserved winning, and congratulations to them all.

  • Topher

    P!nk, Carrie, and Ke$ha were the best. Christina and Usher’s performances were a mess. Usher is not good live. He never has been.

  • Chris

    @TOPHEr lol shut up I’ve been to an Usher concert and he’s great live. He did a great job and so did Christina whose performance was about haters such as yourself. Stay pressed.

    • Topher

      Oh yeah, Chris! Shut up? I guess I’m not entitled to my opinion! Let me just tell you something you stupid bitch, I am a Christina fan! I purchased Lotus and I love it but that performance was weak! She was over singing as usual. As far as Usher is concerned, he’s a great singer but combining his vocal ability with his dancing, which is not as good as it used to be, he’s not that great! Instead of knocking someone for their opinion, you should maybe inquire about why their opinion is what it is! Get a life instead of hiding behind the computer being a miserable hating bitch!


  • Topher

    I don’t see you calling out anyone else who said Christina’s performance was a mess! Why the fuck are you singling me out? Whatever, bitch! Go back to your corner and have a seat please! You don’t want none of this! I promise you!

  • Alexz

    I loved Nicki’s! It was very tasteful and beautiful. Deff a good move toning it down. And P!nk was just…she’s always perfect and Ke$ha thank gosh she’s back!

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