Awards, and who gets them. It's typically the result of a complex game of lobbying, jockeying, and honestly, who can show up that night to accept. But the American Music Awards (AMAs) are a bit simpler than the Grammys, and way poppier. And with that, here are the winners of the latest AMA derby, hosted Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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
hippydog Monday, November 19, 2012
Those awards shows just get sadder and sadder every year..
Brenda Jackson Monday, November 19, 2012
It's not that bad however it has gone downward since the year 2000.
Visitor Monday, November 19, 2012
The AMA has slowly declined since 2006 for some reason.
Blah... Monday, November 19, 2012
Yup. The biggest loser in all this is American Music.