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American Music Awards Winners' List: Did Justin Bieber Best Rihanna For Top Honors?

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Nov 18, 2012 | 2:25pm EST

ALTJustin Bieber's recent break-up with Selena Gomez might have tongues wagging, but, following Sunday's 40th annual American Music Awards, the singer left fans talking about (gasp!) his music. The young singer won all three awards he was nominated for: Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock), Favorite Album (Believe), and Artist of the Year. "It's hard growing up ... with everyone watching me," Bieber told the crowd while picking up the night's top honors. "I want to say as long as you guys keep believing in me, I'll never — I'll always make you proud." Who else picked up trophies during the ceremony? See below for the list of winners!

Artist of the Year

WINNER: Justin Bieber

Drake

Maroon 5

Katy Perry

Rihanna

New Artist of the Year 

J. Cole 
fun. 
Gotye 
WINNER: Carly Rae Jepsen 
One Direction 
Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock 
WINNER: Justin Bieber 
Flo Rida 
Pitbull 
Usher 
Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock 
Kelly Clarkson 
Nicki Minaj 
WINNER: Katy Perry 
Rihanna 
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group — Pop/Rock 
fun. 
WINNER: Maroon 5 
One Direction 
The Wanted 
Favorite Album — Pop/Rock  
WINNER: Justin Bieber, Believe 
Maroon 5, Overexposed 
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 
One Direction, Up All Night 
Favorite Male Artist — Country 
Jason Aldean 
WINNER: Luke Bryan 
Eric Church 
Favorite Female Artist — Country 
Miranda Lambert 
WINNER: Taylor Swift 
Carrie Underwood 
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group — Country 
Zac Brown Band 
WINNER: Lady Antebellum 
Rascal Flatts 
Favorite Album — Country 
Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines 
Lionel Richie, Tuskegee 
WINNER: Carrie Underwood, Blown Away 
Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop 
Drake 
WINNER: Nicki Minaj 
Tyga 
Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop 
J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story 
Drake, Take Care 
WINNER: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 
Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B 
Chris Brown 
Trey Songz 
WINNER: Usher 
Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B 
WINNER: Beyoncé 
Mary J. Blige 
Rihanna 
Favorite Album — Soul/R&B 
Chris Brown, Fortune 
WINNER: Rihanna, Talk That Talk 
Usher, Looking 4 Myself 
Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock 
The Black Keys 
Gotye 
WINNER: Linkin Park 
Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary  
WINNER: Adele 
Kelly Clarkson 
Train 
Favorite Artist — Latin 
Don Omar 
Pitbull 
WINNER: Shakira 
Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp 
Newsboys 
WINNER: tobyMac 
Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
WINNER: David Guetta 
Calvin Harris 
Skrillex 
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