Voting Public Crowns Justin Bieber Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards


Justin Bieber was named Artist of the Year at the 38th annual American Music Awards this evening, beating out formidable contenders Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, at the wee age of 16. Biebs took home a trophy for every category in which he was nominated, the others being Favorite Pop-Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist, and Favorite Male Pop Artist. Meanwhile, his mentor Usher won the R&B/Soul award for Raymond v. Raymond, Carrie Underwood nabbed the Top Country Music Album award for Play On, the Black Eyed Peas won Best Pop/Rock Band, and Taylor Swift won for Favorite Female Country Artist. The AMA winners were determined by real-life American voters. [HR, People]