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: