American Music Awards 2011: The Winners' List + Performances
David Guetta & Nicki Minaj — "Turn Me On" / "Super Bass"
There really weren't any surprises with the winners, save for Adele actually scoring two trophies (Pop/Rock Album, Pop/Rock Female Artist and Adult Contemporary Artist) after being snubbed in the big categories at the MTV VMAs this past summer.
Katy Perry — "The One That Got Away"
I feel like the best performance was Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera. I don't even know why — I'm so sick of "Moves Like Jagger," and I wanna shove a butcher knife through the car stereo every time it comes on the radio. They did sound pretty tight, even thought Xtina looks like a low-rent Pittsburgh stripper. (Oh. I guess I could have left the "low rent" was redundant in that sentence.)
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera — "Moves Like Jagger"
Things ended with LMFAO doing "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy And I Know It," with classy broads like Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff hopping on stage and dancing.
LMFAO — "Party Rock Anthem" / "Sexy And I Know It"
Gee, why didn't they get any awards?
2011 American Music Awards Winners
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift
POP ROCK BAND, DUO OR GROUP: Maroon 5
POP/ROCK MALE ARTIST: Bruno Mars
POP/ROCK FEMALE ARTIST: Adele
POP/ROCK ALBUM: Adele, 21
SPRINT NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Hot Chelle Rae
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT: Katy Perry, for five #1s from one album
RAP/HIP HOP ARTIST: Nicki Minaj
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM: Nicki MInaj, Pink Friday
SOUL/R&B MALE ARTIST: Usher
SOUL/R&B FEMALE ARTIST: Beyonce
SOUL/R&B ALBUM: Rihanna, Loud
COUNTRY BAND, DUO OR GROUP: Lady Antebellum
COUNTRY MALE ARTIST: Blake Shelton
COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST: Taylor Swift
COUNTRY ALBUM: Taylor Swift, Speak Now
LATIN MUSIC ARTIST: Jennifer Lopez
ALTERNATIVE ARTIST: Foo Fighters
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST: Adele
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST: Casting Crowns