The Winners & Performers At The 2012 American Music Awards

Justin Bieber Nicki MinajNicki Minaj + Justin Bieber images c/o Kevin Winter (Getty)



All of the world's biggest pop stars & music makers attended the 2012 American Music Awards last night, and guess who topped the winners list? Everybody's favorite Canadian boy wonder Justin Bieber walked away with three AMAs, while Nicki Minaj snagged two awards. When it came to the performers, the AMAS pulled all the stops and had the world's best entertainers grace their stage. Ms. Minaj debuted her new song "Freedom", and the Biebs performed a medley of "As Long As You Love Me" and "Beauty And A Beat". Both Usher and Kelly Clarkson sang out their greatest hits, while Christina Aguilera decided to break out into three of her new singles from Lotus. We loved Ke$ha's wild performance of "Die Young", Pink's gorgeous Cirque Du Solei-inspired version of "Try", and of course Psy and rap legend MC Hammer's "Gangnam Style" dance party. What a night!

Check out the full winners list at the 2012 American Music Awards:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock)
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock)
Maroon 5

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock)
Justin Bieber - Believe

Favorite Male Artist (Country)
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist (Country)
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group (Country)
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album (Country)
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop)
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B)
Usher

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B)
Beyoncé

Favorite Album (Soul/R&B)
Rihanna - Talk That Talk

Favorite Album (Alternative Rock)
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary)
Adele

Favorite Artist (Latin)
Shakira

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational)
tobyMac

Favorite Artist (Electronic Dance Music)
David Guetta

Did you watch the awards show last night? What were your favorite AMAs moments?