Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Win Big at AMAs

Nicki Minaj

Justin Bieber was the big winner at the 40th anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday. Not only did the teen idol share the stage with Nicki Minaj, he also went home with three awards including Artist of the Year. He brought up his mother and thanked Usher during his acceptance speech.

His “Beauty and a Beat” collaborator Nicki scored two trophies including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

She dedicated the awards to her Barbz. “I love you so much, you are so passionate and so inspiring,” said a grateful Nicki. “Thank you so much for voting your little tiny fingers off. I could just eat you and kiss you and love you and hug you.”

Other winners included Beyoncé (Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist), Rihanna (Favorite Soul/R&B Album), and Usher (Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist). See the full list of winners below.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012 WINNERS

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 (EDM)
David Guetta

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40 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    yaaaaayyy NICKI :)))))

    PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED THE RE-UP IN STORES TOMORROW!!!! ON ITUNES NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. K_TM

    Nicki WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re-Up IN STORES NOWWW

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    #missamerica Reply:

    @K_TM, Stfu how does she deserve to win she shouldnt even be classified in the urban genre

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    iBzThuggin' Reply:

    @#missamerica, I know , I mean HOW The F*** did she win best Hip-hop Album over J.Cole..
    I mean was the a joke they were playing, cause that wasn’t FUNNY

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  3. theman

    Who cares about the rererelease of the same album…. It’s a pop album anyway lol. Alot of these artists were great. What was Nicki doing. No stage presence.

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    ,. Reply:

    @theman, man you haters isn’t far away,you just can’t avoid a Nicki post you have to say something negative about her,just go away man nothing is wrong with this performance,stop lying to your self,stop letting the hate over whelm you i believe in you,you can over come it i failed to believe all is lost with you.

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  4. deelee

    i am a rihanna STAN why the hell is she in the R&B category?? just because she has black in her? WTF Ama’s! Least she won!

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  5. Os

    congratz on doubling up again on them awards nicki,and the Re-Up IN STORES NOW,itunes and best buy.

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  6. Girl Bye

    why is rihanna in the Rnb category…AMA is a joke… give the award to a deserving RNB SINGER, not to Rihanna because you can’t decide Justin Bieber and Katy Perry

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  7. boom boom

    @Girl Bye, hoe don’t be hating and seat your ass down. Don’t be mad cuz your fav didn’t even made the list.

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    My name is oo Reply:

    @boom boom, shut up u rihoena stan idiot

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  8. miles

    This award show is a joke though. I’m not gonna say people like Nicki didn’t deserve awards souly because the show was based on votes. But 3 nominees in each section? i always thought they needed 5. Because there are some people more deserving of awards in there sections.
    Where is Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Elle Varner in the r&b sections. Where is Odd Future, Childish Gambino, and Kanye in the Hip-Hop sections. More people deserved Nominations

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @miles, Nominations are by highest selling artist in the U.S.If they’re not selling high they are not getting nominated. and R&B has not been selling lately..

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  9. YayNICKI

    Congratulations Nicki Minaj! 2 consecutive years in a row, double AMAs… keep up the hard work! :)

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  10. Jade

    J. Cole should’ve won for both nominations… The respect the industry lacks for him is unbelievable. Congrats to Nicki, along w/ everyone who won, but she doesn’t even represent “Hip-Hop” anymore. Smh.

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  11. Vicki

    Yay Nicki!! :)

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  12. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook!

    R&B is apparently for the FAKE R&B artists out there (with the exception of Beyonce)….”Talk That Talk” by Rihanna is NOT RnB! SMH!

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  13. immabreakyourneckbitch!!!!

    rihanna favorite album soul/r&b!!!! what a joke!!!!

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    immabreakyourneckbitch!!!! Reply:

    @immabreakyourneckbitch!!!!, an artist of the year JB????
    lol

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    immabreakyourneckbitch!!!! Reply:

    @immabreakyourneckbitch!!!!, congrats to nicki!! :)

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @immabreakyourneckbitch!!!!,
    THE VOTES ARE BASED ON ONLINE VOTING FROM FANS!!! JB & NICKI HAVE THE MOST DELUDED FANS EVER. THE ONLY DESERVED AWARD THAT MADE SENSE WAS BEYONCE AND USHER

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    Jay-Me Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Agreed.

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    immabreakyourneckbitch!!!! Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, right but even being nominated in those divisions is a shame!!!!

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    #missamerica Reply:

    @immabreakyourneckbitch!!!!, the music industry is a joke its a shame it has gotten this far

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  14. leydyred

    Poor J.Cole :(
    He definitely deserved it much more

    Hip Hop is still alive though. Continue what youre doing!

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  15. Pereezy YMCMB MMG

    I Love Nicki, But She Doesn’t deserve to win Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop, Tyga’s AlBum is Much Better. I’m Not hatin’ on the queen, I’m just tellin’ the truth

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  16. #coleworld

    This just proves how low the music industry has gotten.. there are a lot more artists that deserved to win that are trying to improve this damaged industry.. its a shame that it has gotten to the point where we only care about how many records the artist has sold and forgotten about the meaning about songs and the stories they have told.

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  17. #missamerica

    J cole should have won he deserve a lot more credit for the way he is changinging hip hop.

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  18. Jay-Me

    All I can say is well done to Beyoncé & Usher. I ain’t made that Nicki won cause the Hip Hop tracks on Roman Roloaded were ok but the albumn as a whole ain’t Hip Hop. Rihanna winning anything is a joke let alone an award for best Soul/R&B album and for that garbage too. Sheesh.

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  19. Morgan

    Why was Nicki in a category for Pop/Rock? Ok…nevermind. Stupid question.

    The biggest joke of the night was One Direction & J. Cole losing to Carly Rae Jepsen.

    Can’t even hate on Bieber. I’ve listened to that album and it encompasses a lot of genres.

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  20. Justine

    Honestly, the rap category was weak: Drake, Tyga, Nicki.

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  21. Justine

    She actually won for the Pop songs Starship and Pound the Alarm but they insist on keeping her in the Rap category. I’m sure she didn’t win for any of her rap songs.

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  22. Justine

    Nicki is beginning to look her age: 30.

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  23. Mikee_TM

    I AM SO GLAD THAT SHE WON!

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  24. Lizzie

    Justin Bieber’s album was actually good so Artist of the year maybe as it is a personal decision for each fan..

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  25. Kanye West

    lord have mercy

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  26. Andy James

    Wow Wow Wow !! AMAs I am just speechless WTF is this world going to !!

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  27. TRA

    The 2012 American Music Awards was very terrible, and very horrible, it represented everything that is wrong with the music industry today. Congratulations to Nicki Minaj for winning Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album of The Year, and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist of The Year, but I felt like she didn’t deserve to win those awards this year. I believe Drake’s Take Care album, Nas’Life Is Good album, GOOD Music-Cruel Summer, Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1, Rick Ross’God Forgives I Don’t album, and Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer album were all better albums than Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album. I find it very terrible that Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Elle Varner didn’t win any of those R&B awards over Rihanna. Everybody who truly understands music will tell you that Rihanna is a mainstream pop artist, not an R&B artist. There should be three rap album catergories at the American Music Awards for now on starting next year. There should be Best Rap Album, Best Mainstream Rap Album, and Best Alternative Rap Album. That way, the winners would seem more credible and more real compare to this year’s winners.

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  28. GSTAR

    promotion for that bitch nicki – hov

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  29. Pour boomz RearzTues

    wow @ yall Comment

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