It was a big night for Justin Bieber at the 2012 American Music Awards. The 18-year-old pop star walked away with a leading three award wins at the awards show, which took place last night (November 18) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Thanking both his fans and his haters, Biebz accepted his first award of the night for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, then picked up Favorite Pop/Rock Album for Believe, and the coveted Artist Of The Year, inviting his mom, Pattie, up on stage to share in the moment.
Right behind Biebz with two awards is Nicki Minaj. She picked up wins for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop album for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Other winners include Usher for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Maroon 5 for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, Rihanna for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Beyonce for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, Katy Perry for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Taylor Swift for Favorite Country Female Artist, and Carly Rae Jepsen for Favorite New Artist of the Year.
See the full winner’s list for the 2012 AMAs 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