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Winners from The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards

by jmaloni
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 01:30 pm
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards: Hammer performs with Psy live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on ABC. (photo by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC)
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards: Hammer performs with Psy live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on ABC. (photo by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC)
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The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Artists were honored in the categories of pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, alternative, adult contemporary, Latin, contemporary inspirational and - for the first year ever - electronic dance music.

Winners at the 2012 40th Anniversary American Music Awards:

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group

Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

Justin Bieber - "Believe"

Favorite Country Music Male Artist

Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Music Female Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group

Lady Antebellum

Favorite Country Music Album

Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Usher

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Beyonce

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Rihanna - "Talk That Talk"

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist

Linkin Park

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist

Adele

Favorite Latin Music Artist

Shakira

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist

tobyMac

Electronic Dance Music: Favorite Artist

David Guetta

New Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen

 

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards was produced by dick clark productions.

ABC's broadcast of The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards was the dominant, No. 1 non-sports net from 8 to 11 p.m. among Adults 18-49, towering over CBS by 55 percent and Fox by 70 percent. In addition, the AMAs telecast won its three-hour time period over "Sunday Night Football" across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11. It was the No. 1 TV show of the night with Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Teens 12-17.

•Despite the substantial competition during primetime, ABC marked Sunday night season highs with coverage of the 2012 AMAs among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The show scored ABC's highest numbers in the time period since the Emmy Awards on Sept. 23

•An estimated 25 million viewers watched at least some portion of The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on ABC during its three-hour broadcast - unduplicated Viewers 2+ watching 6 minutes or more of the broadcast.

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