The American Music Awards were established in 1973 by Dick Clark as a competitor to the Grammy Awards. Now in their 39th year they are recognized as one of the 3 most prestigious pop music awards events, along with the Grammy Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards, in the U.S.
The American Music Awards ceremonies took place on Sunday, November 20, 2011. They were broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Television. Red carpet coverage began streaming online at ABC.com beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
Complete list of winners in pop-rock, adult contemporary, and general categories.
Predicted Winners of the 2011 American Music Awards.
Top 10 All-Time Most Nominated Pop-Rock Artists
List of the Top 10 All-Time Most Nominated Artists in Pop-Rock categories at the American Music Awards.
Live Performers at the Awards
- The Band Perry
- Justin Bieber
- Mary J. Blige
- Chris Brown
- Kelly Clarkson
- David Guetta with Nicki Minaj
- Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine
- Enrique Iglesias with Ludacris
- Jennifer Lopez with will.i.am
- Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera
- Katy Perry
- Pitbull with Lil Jon and Marc Anthony
- Taylor Swift