American Music Awards 2012 Winners

By: MTV News Staff Email
By: MTV News Staff Email

Sunday night's American Music Awards had no shortage of high-energy performances — including sets from Ke$ha and Taylor Swift — but who took home the hardware?

Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen (who both performed as well) took home some big awards, including Jepsen nabbing New Artist of the Year and Bieber being named Artist of the Year as well as his other two nominations (Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Pop/Rock). Swift hugged seatmate Nicki Minaj when she won for Favorite Female Artist - Country, and Minaj hopped up after that to accept Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.

Check out the complete list of American Music Awards winners below:

Artist of the Year
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Carly Rae Jepsen
J. Cole
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Album - Pop/Rock
WINNER: Justin Bieber - Believe
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction - Up All Night

Favorite Male Artist - Country
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Jason Aldean
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist - Country
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country
WINNER: Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album - Country
WINNER: Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie - "Tuskegee"

Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake - Take Care

Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
WINNER: Linkin Park
The Black Keys

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
WINNER: David Guetta
Calvin Harris

Awards not announced during broadcast:

Favorite Female Artist - Pop / Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop / Rock
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown - Fortune
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Usher - Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist - Latin
Don Omar

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp

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