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.

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