#AMA2012 Trends On The 40th American Music Awards

November 19, 2012
The 40th American Music Awards was recently concluded at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 18, 2012 featuring many of the top artists of the year. The show was shown live on ABC with several thousands keeping updated with recent developments using the hashtag #AMA2012. Unlike the previous AMAs, a new category was introduced this year for best ?Electronic Dance Music?. The new category was won by David Guetta (@davidguetta). Other nominees for the new award included Skrillex (@Skrillex)?and Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris). Some of the top artists who received awards were Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber), Rihanna (@Rihanna), Taylor Swift (@TaylorSwift13)?and Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj). Bieber won all his three nominations while Minaj grabbed two. Bieber won Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for ?Believe?. The Old Navy New Artist of the Year award went to Carly Rae Jepsen (@CarlyRaeJepsen). Some of the familiar names also added more trophies to their arsenal such as Katy Perry (@KatyPerry) garnering Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Taylor Swift having Favorite Country Female Artist and Maroon 5 (@Maroon5) grabbing Favorite Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group. As for the country category, Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) nabbed Favorite Country Male Artist, while Lady Antebellum (@LadyAntebellum) won Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group. Carrie Underwood?s (@CarrieUnderwood) ?Blown Away? also won Favorite Country Album. Beyonce (@Beyonce) was Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, while Usher won the male division. Nicki Minaj won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and her album ?Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded? also won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Favorite Alternative Artist went to Linkin Park (@LinkinPark), Favorite Latin Artist went to Shakira (@Shakira), Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist went to tobyMac (@therealtobymac), while Adele (@OfficialAdele) won Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. Rihanna?s ?Talk That Talk? won Favorite Soul/R&B Album. Twitter fans can follow the recent updates and behind-the-scenes news using the hashtag #AMA2012. Here's the hashtag's activity at its peak. The night also featured many top artists who performed live, such as Nicki Minaj with ?Freedom?, Usher (@UsherRaymondIV) with ?Numb?, ?Climax? and ?Can?t Stop Won?t Stop?, Justin Bieber with ?As Long As You Love Me?, ?Beauty and a Beat?, Pitbull (@Pitbull) with ?Don?t Stop the Party? and ?Feel This Moment?, P!nk (@Pink) with ?Try?, Carla Rae Jepsen with ?This Kiss? and ?Call Me Maybe?, Taylor Swift with ?I Knew You Were Trouble? and several others. The presenters included Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest), Heidi Klum (@HeidiKlum), Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan), will.i.am (@iamwill), Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper), Randy Jackson (@Yo_RandyJackson)?and many other stars.  

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