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American Music Awards 2012: Your Complete Winners List

Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.

The 40th annual American Music Awards rolled into L.A. on Sunday night. It was a good night to be Justin Bieber or Nicki Minaj, although most nights are probably fine to be either of those people. (Also a great night to be MC Hammer or "Gangnam Style" singer PSY — cheers to new buddies!) Vulture will have some thoughts on the show in the morning — for now, enjoy an unabridged winners list.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
fun.
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher

Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group - Pop/Rock
fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

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
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group - Country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album - Country
Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Tyga

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
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

Favorite Album - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown, Fortune
Rihanna, Talk That Talk
Usher, Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Adele

Kelly Clarkson
Train

Favorite Artist - Latin
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
TobyMac

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music
David Guetta

Calvin Harris
Skrillex