Recap on Big Winners At 2012 American Music Awards

The big winners of the 40th American Music Awards on Sunday (November 18) where pop sensation Justin Bieber and his “Beauty and a Beat” collaborator Nicki Minaj.

Justin took home three awards, including Artist of the Year, while Nicki launched two trophies — including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

During her acceptance speech, not surprisingly, she dedicated the awards to her “Barbz”, aka her fans. “I love you so much, you are so passionate and so inspiring,” Nicki said. “Thank you so much for voting your little tiny fingers off. I could just eat you and kiss you and love you and hug you. Other winners included Beyoncé (Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist), Rihanna (Favorite Soul/R&B Album), and Usher (Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist).

Below is a full list of the evening’s winners:

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group – Pop/Rock: Maroon 5

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber – Believe

Favorite Male Artist – Country: Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country: Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group – Country: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country: Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj

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

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B: Usher

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Rihanna – Talk That Talk

Favorite Album – Alternative Rock: Linkin Park

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Adele

Favorite Artist – Latin: Shakira

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational: Toby Mac

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): David Guetta

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