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Justin Bieber cleaned up at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday night despite Rihanna and Nicki Minaj having the most nominations.

See a complete winners list!

The American Music Awards, affectionately nicknamed “the AMAs,” “celebrate music at its finest.” They were held at LA Live’s Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 18.

Performers during the 3-hour broadcast included Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Minaj, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Usher, The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Below are the American Music Awards nominees and winners in each category, released earlier this year. Winners are marked in green.

Note: The American Music Awards begin at 8 PM ET/PT. This list will be updated as winners are announced throughout the evening.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole
fun.
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber /Believe
Maroon 5/Overexposed
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction/Up All Night

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake
Nicki Minaj
Tyga

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake/Take Care
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown/Fortune
Rihanna/Talk That Talk
Usher/Looking 4 Myself

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele
Kelly Clarkson
Train

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex

Hit the comments to discuss any surprises as they happen!

  • Lucija

    The Wanted KILLED it! more so Nathan!

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      I agree, wow!

    • cat

      sorry, but, what do you mean by “killed it” ? xx

      • Ashley

        “Killed it” is similar to “nailed it,” meaning they did a great job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    I absolutely LOVED Taylor’s performance!

  • http://twitter.com/TrueKlainer21 Klaine State of Mind

    Fun. should’ve won best new artist NOT Carly Rae Jepson!! :/

    • Megan

      Yup. Fun. has a long career ahead of them while Carly’s fifteen minutes of fame are almost up.

      • Tucker Conley

        I don’t have a problem with Carly Rae winning it over FUN due to the impact that her song had, but I would’ve rather FUn win too. But I’m more surprised One Direction lost to Maroon 5.

        • Sam

          Maroon 5 has had a very successful year. I personally think they should have won album of the year too over JB

        • Megan

          I can see that since One Direction has gotten big, but Maroon 5 had been together for many years now and have had many hits.

    • http://twitter.com/SaraM722 Sara Rouse Martin

      i agree

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaccss Alex Smith

    I don’t agree with any of the nominees for Artist of the Year, however I also don’t know of any artists who I’d give that award to…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      I’d give that award to Rihanna cause she has produced some great hits this year.

  • Mike

    Once again, Carrie Underwood amazes

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      I love her! Wish she had won Best Female Country Artist. . . Taylor Swift is not even Country any more. . . but oh well

      • Milla Bartlon

        so tired of taylor winning stuff she doesn’t deserve – her sound is more pop than anything else

  • http://twitter.com/aadnama Amanda Douglas

    I’m really glad Maroon 5 won Favorite Band/Duo/Group. I wanted The Wanted to win, but I’m just glad it wasn’t 1D. Their fans are always so arrogant whenever they win an award.

  • http://twitter.com/NatashaPeartree Natasha Pereira

    Anyone catch that AWESOME Revenge ad????

  • Jfvjcclckvvvvkvkvkvk

    Pink friday over take care? Justin bieber over drake and maroon 5 and usher? Who decides this? This is outrageous. WTF

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

      I think the fans vote for the winners. That just explains everything

    • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

      It’s fan-voted. (I’m sorry, but if you didn’t vote, I don’t think it’s fair to complain about who won.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045615098 Riana-Tiana Menezes

    I just got to say Taylor Swift’s performance was incredible! I got goosebumps!! :D

  • Gary65

    OK I have terrible taste in music. I listen to a lot of extremely cheesy music from artists with questionalble talent and I don’t give 2 ***** what anyone says about it. That said, I look at this list of award winners and it makes me want to scratch my eyes out. I weep for the future of music.

  • enigmaofexistense

    Justin Bieber did not deserve to win anything. seriously…what is our world coming to….every other person he was competing against deserved to win more than him…

  • SnatcherGirl

    So, not really sure how this works, but anyone else surprised over the lack of Mumford and Sons?

    • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

      They nominate works that have been released between December 1st of the previous year and September 1st of the current year. Mumford and Sons’ new album was released after that, so they weren’t eligible this year.

  • PotterFan1029

    I just wish they would nominate some people that could benefit from some national attention, like Haley Reinhart. Her album Listen Up! is awesome, and it is not being recognized enough :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bug-Menot/100003601718986 Bug Menot

      I concur.

    • Xentusk

      Haley has been indicating a second single for next year, so let’s cross our fingers for some real traction and substantive backing from Interscope/19, Haley Reinhart Best new artist 2013!

      • PotterFan1029

        I really hope so. It needs to be “Undone” or “Oh My!”

  • Milla Bartlon

    seriously.. what does Best new Artist mean .. I assumed it meant that of all the new artist …. a specific artist is better than all the rest .. thought that was straight forward …….. FUN or Gotye should have won… CRJ is not original she brings nothing new to the table she is not authentic, she deserves any money she makes, but not this award

  • http://www.facebook.com/pau.buonsanti Pau Buonsanti

    Pink’s performance… Breathtaking! How does she sing AND do all those acrobatics?!!?!?

  • SarcasticLuna

    hated best new artist
    and why’d the beaver win?

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