The Winner Circle: AMAs Winners List & Show Performances


The AMAs aired last night with the ladies taking lead in nominations and wins. Taylor Swift and Adele tied with three wins – with Swift taking home the prized artist of the year award and beating out Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry and Lil Wayne.

Other winners included Maroon 5 as favorite pop-rock band/duo/group, Beyonce as favorite soul/R&B female artist, Bruno Mars as pop/rock male artist, Foo Fighters as favorite alternative rock artist, Rihanna for favorite soul/R&B album for “Loud,” Hot Chelle Rae as new artist of the year and Lady Antebellum as favorite country band/duo/group.

But it was clearly Nicki Minaj’s night as  she snagged two awards – in the rap/hip-hop category for best artist and album – winning over the likes of Lil Wayne, Kanye and Jay-Z.


Click after the break for the complete list of winners and a few of the spectacular performances from last night:


— Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

— Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters

— Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns

— Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

— Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

— Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

— Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

— Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez

— Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

— Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

— Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

— Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21″

— Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

— Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”

— Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce

— Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

— Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”

— Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

— New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae

Chris Brown Performance


Mary J. Blige Performance: