during the awards ceremony held Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
With performances coming from Pink, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Usher, Korean rapper Psy and more, the 2012 American Music Awards turned out to be a big night for Canadians Bieber and Jepsen who took home the Artist of the
Year and New Artist of the Year awards respectively.
Jepsen was able to beat UK's One Direction for the award. That's quite a big achievement.
Aside from the 'Artist of the Year' honor, Bieber also won
two more: Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album in the Pop / Rock category. It's now the 2nd time that Bieber won these 3 awards. In 2010, he already won the same plus the Breakthrough Artist award.
Justin Bieber gets a sweet and tight hug from fellow Canadian Drake after the announcement of 'Artist of the Year'. Bieber beats Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna for this award. (Photo courtesy of @belieberbabes)
American Music Awards 2012 Winners List:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Justin Bieber
OLD NAVY NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Carly Rae Jepsen
POP/ ROCK MUSIC FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - Justin Bieber, FAVORITE FEMALE
ARTIST - Katy Perry, FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - Maroon 5, FAVORITE ALBUM - Believe by Justin Bieber
COUNTRY MUSIC FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - Luke Bryan, FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - Taylor Swift, FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - Lady Antebellum, FAVORITE ALBUM - Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST - Nicki Minaj, FAVORITE ALBUM - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - Usher, FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - Beyoncé, FAVORITE ALBUM - Talk That Talk by Rihanna
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST - Linkin Park
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST - Adele
LATIN MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST - Shakira
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL FAVORITE ARTIST - tobyMac
ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST - David Guetta