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Full List Of 2012 American Music Awards Winners

image from night, the 40th Annual American Music Awards hosted by Ryan Seacrest were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. While there were few surprises among the winners of these pop and mainstream music awards - Justin Bieber as Artist Of The Year says it all - there was a noticeable shift towards a younger generation of hit makers.

  • Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maroon 5
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Album:  Believe, Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan
  • Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum
  • Favorite Country Album: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj
  • Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Linkin Park
  • Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist: David Guetta
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Talk That Talk, Rihanna
  • Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
  • Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira
  • Favorite Adult Contemporary Inspirational Artist: tobyMac
  • New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen