This morning, the 40th Annual American Music Awards 2012 swept your favourite mainstream artistes off their feet with a grand gala event held at Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles. You might remember the list of nominees that we put up a month ago here. But before we get into that, let’s talk about (or just watch and gawk at) the most epic performance of Psy’s “Oppa Gangnam Style” ever known to mankind. Why epic?
It features none other than old school American rapper, MC Hammer:
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Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s see if the ones you were rooting for went home with an award or two. Winners list as follows:
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist – Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist – Usher
Favorite Alternative Artist – Linkin Park
Favorite Country Male Artist – Luke Bryan
Old Navy New Artist of the Year – Carly Rae Jepsen
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group – Lady Antebellum
Favorite EDM Artist – David Guetta
Favorite Soul/R&B Album – Usher “Looking 4 Myself”
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist – tobyMac
Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Album – Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist – Adele
Favorite Latin Artist – Pitbull
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group – Maroon 5
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Soul/R&B Mart Artist – Usher
Artist of the Year – Justin Bieber
New Artist of the Year – Carly Rae Jepsen
Yes, Justin Bieber won big once again with three shiny American Music Awards, uh, awards – but who’s surprised, really?
Linkin Park for favourite alternative? Hands down! They did, after all, make an awesome comeback with their “Living Things” album. And finally, we can now stop calling Carly Rae Jepsen because she just bagged the “New Artist of the Year” honours this year!
So, which wins surprised you the most and which ones didn’t?
For more information, hit up the American Music Awards’ Facebook page.