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American Music Award Winners 2012

40th Annual Event


Justin Bieber - Believe

Justin Bieber - Believe

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The 40th annual American Music Awards were presented November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was televised live on ABC.

The Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary and General winners, in bold, are:


Artist of the Year

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

New Artist of the Year

  • J. Cole
  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • One Direction


Male Pop/Rock Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Usher

Female Pop/Rock Artist

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group

  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

Pop/Rock Album

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

Adult Contemporary

Favorite Artist

  • Adele
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train

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