The American Music Awards 2012 celebrates the artists and music that have been created through time. From all kinds of genres and all kinds of background, musicians are celebrated for their work and efforts. Along with the awards comes to power-kicking performances from Carly Rae Jepsen to No Doubt, it was definitely one of the nights that you don’t forget.
This year, the biggest awards which is, ‘The Artist of the Year’ went to none other than popstar, Justin Bieber. He also won three other awards on this night – and during his thank you speech, he brought his mom on stage (that’s pretty adorable). Other artists liek Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift snagged good awards and Maroon 5 was crowned Favorite Pop/Rock Group – which we were surprised about because they were up against One Direction! None the less, the country singers, the hip hop stars and the pop stars came together to dance, sing and just celebrate music in genreal.
Here’s the full list of winners from the 2012 AMA:
Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Old Navy New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist : Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist – Katy Perry
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group – Maroon 5
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Male Artist : Luke Bryan
Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Country Album: Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Soul/R&B Album : Talk That Talk – Rihanna
Favorite Alternative Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: tobyMac
Favorite Electronic Dance Music: David Guetta
As for the performances – the night was in high-drive with all kinds of pumping music and great performances. If you missed out, fear not, here’s a quick look at all the different performances through out the night. In our opinion, Justin Bieber did a pretty stunning job with his acoustic version of ‘As Long As You Love Me’ and Ke$ha was pretty impressive too.
Usher put together a medley of all his hit songs, and well, he showed us that he’s still got what it takes to make the crowd go wild. Watch here:
Taylor Swift sang her usual break-up song and the theme was pretty high and fancy – we loved her out change though. Watch here:
Ke$ha really got us wondering what happened to her. For once she did not cover her face in dark eyeliner and well, she gave a pretty thorough performance. Watch here and tell us what you think:
Kelly Clarkson is always known for giving a powerful performance, so without a doubt she did what she was good at doing. Watch here:
Carly Rae Jepsen did a mix of two of her hit songs, The Kiss and Call Me Maybe:
Pink showed us her contemporary dance moves to her hit single, ‘Try’. Watch here:
Nicki Minaj was all ready for Christmas in her performance – and she really does love to change her hair colour huh?
The Wanted brought together their voices and got the crowd going wild.
Christina Aguilera did a mix of Lotus/Army Of Me/ Let there be love – though, we were a little unimpressed with her vocals. Tell us what you think, watch it here:
No Doubt, as usual did their thing on stage. It’s all about chemistry, and this band has it. Watch it here:
Justin Bieber did two songs, an acoustic version of ‘As Long As You Love Me’ and a his newest single ‘Beauty and the Beat’ which Nicki Minaj accompanied him with. Watch it here:
And to top it off, PSY does the Gangnam style with a guest act, MC Hammer! This was a pretty entertaining way to finish off the entire award show.
There you have it! The winners and the performances of the night! Definitely an unforgettable one.