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2012 AMA results: Justin Bieber can poke 'haters' with sharp statues

bieberJustin062211_optNow that the smoke machines have cleared and the glitter has stopped falling, let us take a closer look at tonight’s winners at the 2012 American Music Awards.

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj proved to be the night's king and queen, each taking home multiple prizes. The Biebs won three awards total and dedicated his first win to "the haters."

Here is the full list of 2012 AMA winners:

Pop Rock Male Artist

Justin Bieber

County Female Artist

Taylor Swift

Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Nicki Minaj: “Pink Friday, Roman Reloaded”

Alternative Rock Band

Linkin’ Park

R&B Male Soul Artist

Usher

Country Male Artist

Luke Bryan

New Artist of the Year Award

Carly Rae Jepsen

Country Band/Group/Duo

Lady Antebellum

Electronic Dance Artist (new category)

David Guetta

Best Pop Rock Album

Justin Bieber / “Believe”

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Best Country Album

Carrie Underwood / “Blown Away”

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

On a final note, Dick Clark can be considered one winner at the 40th Anniversary AMAs who is not listed above. A good friend of Clark, Stevie Wonder, played a special tribute to the music industry icon as a photo and video montage streamed in the background. Clark’s widow, Kari Wigton, was present and visibly moved by the tribute.

Keeping with Clark’s tradition of bringing the biggest stars on the planet together, the night concluded with Korean superstar PSY’s “Gangham Style,” which brought down the house. A little K-Pop at the American Music Awards? Sure, why not!

--SAMANTHA NEGRAVAL, NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

 

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