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Complete Guide to the 2012 American Music Awards

40th Annual Event


Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

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The American Music Awards were established in 1973 by Dick Clark as a competitor to the Grammy Awards. Now in their 40th year they are recognized as one of the 3 most prestigious pop music awards events in the US, along with the Grammy Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards.

The American Music Awards ceremonies took place on Sunday, November 18, 2012. They were broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Television. Red carpet coverage begins streaming online at ABC.com beginning at 5 p.m. ET.


Complete list of winners in pop-rock, general, and adult contemporary categories.


Predicted Winners of the 2012 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

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Ke$ha
  • Linkin Park
  • Ludacris
  • Nicki Minaj
  • No Doubt
  • Pink
  • Pitbull
  • Psy
  • Taylor Swift
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Usher
  • The Wanted
  • Stevie Wonder

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