Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Win Big at AMAs

  /  11.18.2012

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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