*Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park were among the winners at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, broadcast live on ABC from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.
The show, which also featured such presenters and performers as No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, and Carrie Underwood, also included a tribute to the late Dick Clark from Stevie Wonder.
The show reserved much of its broadcast for nostalgic moments, including clips of Michael and Janet Jackson, NSYNC, Whitney Houston and Will Smith performing as the Fresh Prince. But for the first AMAs broadcast since Dick Clark’s death, Ryan Seacrest and Stevie Wonder delivered a heartfelt tribute.
In his opening remarks to the audience, Wonder said “I remember his love.” He and Clark had been friends for 49 years. Watch below.
Minaj, who won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” took to the stage to perform “Freedom,” as well as a duet with Bieber. Watch both performances below.
Psy was joined by MC Hammer for a mashup performance of “Gangnam Style” and some of Hammer’s hits. Watch below.
Usher, who took home the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, opened the show with a mash-up of his hits “Numb,” “Climax,” and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.”
For the first time in AMAs history, 2012 marked the introduction of a new EDM (electronic dance music) category. David Guetta beat out Calvin Harris and Skrillex to bring home the prize.
Below, find a complete list of winners.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CARLY RAE JEPSEN
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
JUSTIN BIEBER, “Believe”
Maroon 5, “Overexposed”
Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
One Direction, “Up All Night”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan, “Tailgates & Tanlines”
Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee”
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “BLOWN AWAY”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”
Drake, “Take Care”
NICKI MINAJ, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown, “Fortune”
RIHANNA, “TALK THAT TALK”
Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
The Black Keys
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
- Detroit's ZanYe Digs Deep for Ballroom with Reboot of Four Tops Classic
- Fox Gives ‘Empire’ Fans Early Prep for Season 2 with 22-Minute Featurette (WATCH)
- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Marriage Inspires New Sitcom
- Tyler, the Creator Banned from UK Over 'Terrorist' Lyrics
- Shannon J. Miles Arrested As Suspect in Killing of Texas Deputy
- Nicole Murphy Addresses Nick Cannon Dating Rumors
- Cedric the Entertainer Hosts 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic [Photos]
- Lorenzo Brown, Husband of Sister-2-Sister Publisher Jamie Brown, Dies of Cancer
- (The Black Hat) Serena Williams is a Winner, Not a Cover Girl
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Jackson on His Birthday
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here