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Bieber wrangles most American Music Awards

Justin Bieber swept the American Music Awards, winning all three categories in which he was nominated and pushing his career total to seven.

Justin Bieber swept the American Music Awards, winning all three categories in which he was nominated and pushing his career total to seven.

The pop heartthrob took home trophies at the 40th annual awards ceremony—Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for "Believe." The event took place Sunday (11/18) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater and included tributes to Dick Clark and Whitney Houston.

Nicki Minaj, who performed her latest single, "Freedom," also walked away with multiple awards: Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" and Favorite Female Artist in the Rap/Hip-Hop category.

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Country songstress Taylor Swift won her fifth consecutive AMA for Favorite Female Country Artist, while newbie Carly Rae Jepsen claimed her first trophy for New Artist of the Year.

This year marked the first for the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) category, which David Guetta won over Skrillex and Calvin Harris.

"It's wonderful also to see electronic music recognized at this level in the U.S.," Guetta, who is currently touring, stated in a taped acceptance speech.

The evening featured performances by Psy with MC Hammer (performing (Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit to Quit"), Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Pitbull and No Doubt, among others.

A full list of winners is below.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen

POP/ROCK
Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5

Favorite Album
Justin Bieber, "Believe"

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Artist
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album
Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

SOUL/R&B
Favorite Male Artist
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce

Favorite Album
Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"

ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Favorite Artist
Linkin Park

ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Favorite Artist
Adele

LATIN
Favorite Artist
Shakira

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist
tobyMac

ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
Favorite Artist
David Guetta

 

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