FULL WINNER’s LIST & PERFORMANCES: Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, Usher, Justin Bieber & More At The 2012 American Music Awards! (Photos + Videos)

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Last night was the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with celebs like Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, PSY, Mc Hammer, Stevie Wonder, Usher Raymond, Swizz Beatz, David Guetta and more in attendance. 

Check out the complete winners list below:

1. Justin Bieber



FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin won the first award of the night amid the tumult surrounding his relationship drama with Selena Gomez. Upon accepting the award, he had this to say, “This is for the haters.”


2. Taylor Swift



FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Taylor called it “unreal” to receive her award, and told her fans, “I’m really, really happy right now and that’s all because of you.”


3. Nicki Minaj



FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki beat out J. Cole and Drake to win the award for favorite Rap/Hip-hop album for her work on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.


4. Linkin Park



FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Linkin Park’s new collaboration with Rick Rubin, “Living Things,” paid off with a big win at the American Music Awards where the band won over fellow nominees Goye and the Black Keys.


5. Usher



FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Usher was nominated for favorite artist in both the “Soul/R&B” category, and the “Pop/Rock” category. He won the former after losing the latter to his pal Justin Bieber.


6. Luke Bryan



FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke was all smiles when he took home the award for Favorite Male Country Artist.


7. Carly Rae Jepsen



NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae’s massive hit, “Call Me Maybe” lead to her big win in a talent-packed field for New Artist. Carly got a scream of approval when she thanked Justin Bieber during her acceptance speech, and added, “To the fans, I am floored, thank you! Wow.”


8. Lady Antebellum



FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Antebellum was thrilled with their AMA win, but they ducked out of the show early, tweeting half an hour before its end, “Already out celebrating the big win tonight!! Thanks to our wonderful fans!!!

9. David Guetta



FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
While he wasn’t onhand to accept his award, David beat out fellow phenoms Calvin Harris and Skrillex for the EDM award.


10. Justin Bieber



FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Justin was kiss attacked by comedian Jenny McCarthy upon winning his second award of the night for his hit album Believe.


11. Nicki Minaj



FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki used the occasion of her second win of the night to announce the premiere of her video for “Freedom” on Monday night. She also thanked her fans, aka her “Barbz & Kens.”


12. Carrie Underwood



FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Carrie won the award for best country album for Blown Away.


More winners:


Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maroon 5

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Talk That Talk, Rihanna

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira

Favorite Adult Contemporary Inspirational Artist: tobyMac


Check out the performances below:


See more pics below:

Chris and rapper Ludacris performing onstage during the 40th American Music Awards.


WOW, Sean Kingston has really slimmed down!

Will.I.Am

Rapper Ludacris

Breezy was all bling’d out on the carpet, with his huge gold rings.

R&B singer Brandy looking all glam’d up at AMA’s.

Jordin Sparks and her singer boyfriend Jason Derulo lock lips at the AMA’s.

Tyga went all red for the event.

Rocsi Diaz


Former Destiny Child’s member/Singer Kelly Rowland was also in attendance.

Nicki Minaj and rapper Tyga accept the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Hayden Panettiere.


image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty
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