Monday, November 21, 2011

39th annual American Music Awards - winners

The 39th annual American Music Awards (AMAs) were broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday. 17 acts performed throughout the night, including Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Pitbull and Katy Perry.

The night's two big winners were Taylor Swift and Adele. Taylor Swift picked up all three awards for which she was nominated: Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Female Artist, and Favorite Country Album for Speak Now. It was her fourth time in a row winning Favorite Country Female Artist.

Adele had come into the night with a leading four nominations and also won three prizes: Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for 21, and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. She missed out on Artist of the Year, however, losing to Taylor Swift.

Nick Minaj picked up prizes for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday.

Katy Perry picked up an AMA for Special Achievement for being the first female artist to have five #1 hit songs from a single album.

The nominations for the AMAs were determined by airplay, sales, video views and social media activity. The award winners were selected by online voting.


Complete list of winners for the 39th annual American Music Awards

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

New Artist of the Year
Hot Chelle Rae

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
21 – Adele

Favorite Country Male Artist
Blake Shelton

Favorite Country Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group

Lady Antebellum

Favorite Country Album
Speak Now – Taylor Swift

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Loud – Rihanna

Favorite Alternative Artist
Foo Fighters

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist 

Favorite Latin Artist
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Casting Crowns

AMA for Special Achievement
Katy Perry

No comments:

Post a Comment