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Justin Bieber Wins Big At 2012 American Music Awards

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Justin Bieber was the big winner at the 40th anniversary American Music Awards last night (18th November), picking up three gongs.

The 18-year old beat the likes of Katy Perry, Drake, Rihanna and Maroon 5 to the coveted Artist of the Year Award - lifting his mum Pattie Mallette up the air after his name was read out, as he invited her to join him on stage.

JB was clearly taken back by his win, struggling to get his words out during his acceptance speech.


He said: "This is my mum, this is my mum. She's little, but she's beautiful. And thank you so much. First of all, I wanna say... they told me to... I can't even think, I mean, I'm so blown away right now."

Bieber then turned to Mallette and said: "I want to thank you for just believing in me. I want to thank everyone, just everyone. I'm at a loss for words.

"I just want to say... it's hard growing up with everything going on, with everyone watching me. I just wanted to say that as long as you guys keep believing in me, you know, I will never... I will always make you proud.... So thank you so much. I love you."

The Boyfriend singer also took home trophies for Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock and Favourite Album - Pop/Rock for Believe.


His Beauty And A Beat collaborator Nicki Minaj also won two awards for Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop.

In her speech for the latter prize, Minaj stated: "Barbz, I know you're somewhere out there watching this on TV. I love you so much, you are so passionate and inspiring.

"Thank you so much for voting your little fingers off... I've got to thank anyone who had anything to do with my career ever."

Nicki then thanked her continued her best friend Taeisha, her hairdresser Terence, "who I never thank", Lil Wayne and her label Young Money Entertainment, before adding: "Thank you to the AMAs, you guys always have the best shows."


Carly Rae Jepsen ended boyband One Direction's winning streak by beating the lads to the New Artist of the Year Award, while Taylor Swift, Usher and David Guetta were also among the winners.

The ceremony also featured numerous performances from artists including Bieber, Minaj, Swift, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Pink and Christina Aguilera.

However, it was PSY who stole the show yet again, this time, teaming up with MC Hammer for a rendition of his smash hit single Gangnam Style mashed with the rapper's tune 2 Legit 2 Quit to close the bash - with the pair both wearing 'Hammer pants.'


Full list of 2012 AMA 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

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber - WINNER

Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry - WINNER
Rihanna

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
fun.
Maroon 5 - WINNER
One Direction
The Wanted

Favourite Album - Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber - Believe - WINNER

Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction - Up All Night

Favourite Male Artist - Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan - WINNER
Eric Church

Favourite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift - WINNER
Carrie Underwood

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum - WINNER
Rascal Flatts

Favourite Album - Country
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away - WINNER

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Nicki Minaj - WINNER
Tyga

Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop
J Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake - Take Care
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - WINNER

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher - WINNER

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Beyoncé - WINNER

Mary J Blige
Rihanna

Favourite Album - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown - Fortune
Rihanna - Talk That Talk - WINNER
Usher - Looking 4 Myself

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park - WINNER

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Adele - WINNER

Kelly Clarkson
Train

Favourite Artist - Latin
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira - WINNER

Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac - WINNER

Favourite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
David Guetta - WINNER

Calvin Harris
Skrillex

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