According to the 2012 American Music Awards
Justin Bieber Artist of The Year
The 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards kicked off with an intense performance by Usher. Ryan Seacrest, shared a tribute to the past 40 years by flashing back to a performance by Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and then later came back on stage for a tribute to Dick Clark performed by Stevie Wonder.
- Justin Bieber was the big winner of the night taking home three on-air awards including the biggest award of the night, Artist of the Year. He also took home Favorite Pop Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop Rock Album for Believe.
- Nicki Minaj did well for herself by taking home two on-air awards including, Favorite Album Rap/Hip Hop for Pink Friday: Roman Reladed and Favorite Rap/ Hip-Hop Artist.
LIST OF WINNERS
- Favorite Pop Rock Male Artist - Justin Bieber
- Favorite Country Female Artist - Taylor Swift
- Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop - Nick Minaj
- Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist - Linkin Park
- Favorite Soul R&B Male Artist - Usher
- Favorite Country Male Artist - Luke Bryan
- New Artist of the Year - Carly Rae Jepsen
- Favorite Rap Hip-Hop Artist - Nick Minaj
- Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum
- Favorite Artist Eletronic Dance Music - David Guetta
- Favorite Pop Rock Album - Justin Bieber, Believe
- Favorite Country Album - Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
- Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber