Nicki Minaj, Usher, Justin Bieber, Pink & MC Hammer Perform at 2012 AMAs [Videos]

Rucuss staffNovember 19, 2012

There were plenty of celebrities in attendance at the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The awards show marks its 40th anniversary this year. Justin Bieber won the most awards with three that included Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Artist of the Year. During his acceptance speech for one of the awards he said, “to all the haters who thought that I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I’m going to be here for a very long time.”

Nicki Minaj won two, Rap/hip-hop artist and Rap/hip-hop album. Other winners included Rihanna, Maroon 5, Beyonce Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry. Check out a list of winners from the 40th American Music Awards below.

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber

New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry

Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber

Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5

Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, “Believe”

Country female artist: Taylor Swift

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum

Country album: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B male artist: Usher

Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”

Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park

Adult contemporary artist: Adele

Latin artist: Shakira

Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac

Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

The performances didn’t disappoint fans. The highlight of the night was the final performance of Korean rapper PSY, Mr. “Gangnum  Style” and MC Hammer. In case you missed the performances, check them out below.


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