The Winners of The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards

By Steve Dove Nov 18, 2012
Justin BieberThe winners of The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards are beginning to be revealed! Stay right here all night as the winners you voted for take home their awards!

UPDATE 11:02 PM

That's all for tonight, guys! For the full list of winners, check out the link below, and come back tomorrow for more photos and clips from the red carpet!

UPDATE 10:51 PM
Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber

He did it! A clean sweep for Justin Bieber who just won his third American Music Award of the night and seventh overall. He won in all three categories he was nominated for tonight. Congratulations Justin!

UPDATE 10:38 PM
Country Music: Favorite Album - Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Carrie Underwood takes home an AMA and continues an incredible streak in this category. Every album she has released has won Country Music: Favorite Album!

UPDATE 10:30 PM
Rap / Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist - Nicki Minaj

It's been a big, big night for Nicki Minaj! She just picked up her second AMA of the night on top of burning up the stage with an amazing performance. This makes her fourth American Music Award.

UPDATE 10:13 PM
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album - Justin Bieber - "Believe"

Justin Bieber just picked up his second AMA of the night, giving him 6 total! He's still up for Artist of the Year tonight. Can he win all 3?

UPDATE 9:51 PM
Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Favorite Artist - David Guetta

Even accepting via satellite, David Guetta makes a big splash being the first winner ever in this brand new AMA category. Congrats, David!

UPDATE 9:41 PM
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum just won their third AMA! This is the third year in a row that the band has won in this category.

UPDATE 9:33 PM
New Artist of the Year - Carly Rae Jepsen

Newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen becomes the second first-time winner of the night, picking up the New Artist of the Year award!

UPDATE 9:13 PM
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist - Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan has just picked up his first ever American Music Award. Congrats, Luke! His album, Tailgates & Tanlines is also nominated tonight, so he could be a two-time winner before the night is out!

UPDATE 9:05 PM
Soul / R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist - Usher

Usher takes home his eighth AMA ever, winning for his fourth year in a row! Can he take home even more awards tonight?

UPDATE 8:53 PM
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist - Linkin Park

With this win, Linkin Park takes home their 5th AMA in this category, solidifying their place once again as one of the hottest Alt-Rock bands there is.

UPDATE 8:37 PM
Rap / Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album - Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: "Roman Reloaded"

Nicki Minaj wins big for her album in the Rap/Hip-Hop Music category and looks stunning doing it! She's nominated for three more AMAs tonight, so we'll see if she can take home any more.

UPDATE 8:17 PM
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift just picked up her 11th AMA. E-L-E-V-E-N! Her fans have to be happy their votes came through for their favorite country superstar.

UPDATE 8:10 PM
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist - Justin Bieber

The first award of the night goes to Justin Bieber! He's nominated for two more awards tonight, including Artist of the Year. Is this a sign of good things to come later tonight for Justin?

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2012 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber - WINNER
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • J. Cole
  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - WINNER
  • One Direction


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber - WINNER
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry - WINNER
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • fun.
  • Maroon 5 - WINNER
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber /Believe - WINNER
  • Maroon 5/Overexposed
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  • One Direction/Up All Night


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan - WINNER
  • Eric Church
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift - WINNER
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Lady Antebellum - WINNER
  • Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
  • Carrie Underwood/Blown Away - WINNER

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj - WINNER
  • Tyga

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
  • Drake/Take Care
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - WINNER

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher - WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé - WINNER
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown/Fortune
  • Rihanna/Talk That Talk - WINNER
  • Usher/Looking 4 Myself


FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • The Black Keys
  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park - WINNER


FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Adele - WINNER
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
  • Don Omar
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira - WINNER


FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Newsboys
  • tobyMac - WINNER


FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • David Guetta - WINNER
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex