Music ISH: 2012 American Music Awards Winners

During the AMAs, Justin Bieber snagged a trophy almost instantly, and although we didn’t expect her to win it, Carly Rae Jepsen nabbed the New Artist of the Year award later on in the show. We thought One Direction would’ve had that one in the bag!
Check out this list of the 2012 American Music Awards winners and keep checking back throughout the show to see which artist ends up winning big!


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 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’
Usher, ‘Looking 4 Myself’ — WINNER!

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Adele — WINNER!
Kelly Clarkson
Train

Favorite Artist – Latin
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira — WINNER!

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
David Guetta — WINNER!

Calvin Harris
Skrillex

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift — WINNER!
Carrie Underwood


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