The 39th American Music Awards took place on Sunday, 20th of November at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift won the artist of the year honor at the Awards show, a show that was predictably dominated by live performances.

Justin Bieber performed ‘Mistletoe‘ while Chris Brown blew the crowd away with a performance of  “All Back,” a ballad, and then goes into “Say It With Me.” Kelly Clarkson was not left out as she performed “Mr. Know It All.”  Jennifer Lopez performed ‘Papi’ then goes into ‘ On The Floor‘ . Katy Perry then takes the stage with a guitar and sings “The One That Got Away“. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera performed “Moves Like Jagger” and Will.I.Am performed T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)  with Jennifer Lopez. Finally, LMFAO ends the night with an impressive performance of “Party Rock Anthem” with Justin Bieber surprising the crowd by dancing with the group.

AMA Performances

Here is the full list of winners:

Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift accepts the award for country female artist

Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now

Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo posing with her award, and during her performance

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj accepting award for favorite Rap/ Hip-hop album

Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, emotional, as she accepts favorite artist of the year award.

New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae


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