American Music Awards of 2011
|39th Annual American Music Awards|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|First shown in||November 20, 2011|
The 39th American Music Awards was held on November 20, 2011 (8:00/7:00 EST/CST), at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles (see 2011 in music). The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2011. Nominees were announced on October 11, 2011. The awards ceremony was host-free. It was broadcast on ABC. Taylor Swift and Adele were the big winners of the night picking up three awards in total.
Nominees were announced on October 11, 2011. Winners are in bold.
|Artist of the Year||Sprint New Artist of the Year|
|Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist||Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist|
|Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group||Favorite Pop/Rock Album|
|Favorite Country Male Artist||Favorite Country Female Artist|
|Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group||Favorite Country Album|
|Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album|
|Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist||Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist|
|Favorite Soul/R&B Album||Favorite Alternative Artist|
|Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist||Favorite Latin Artist|
|Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist||Special Award|
(First female on pop music to have five #1 singles from one album)
The following presented awards or performances: (in order of appearance)
- Queen Latifah presented Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
- Hot Chelle Rae presented Favorite Country Female Artist
- Sean Kingston introduced Justin Bieber
- 50 Cent introduced Chris Brown
- Jennifer Hudson presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
- Jane Levy and Cheryl Hines introduced Kelly Clarkson
- Selena Gomez and Taio Cruz presented Favorite Soul/R&B Album
- Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc introduced Enrique Iglesias
- Nickelback presented Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
- Adam Lambert introduced OneRepublic
- Taylor Swift presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
- Benjamin Bratt introduced Pitbull
- Heidi Klum introduced Katy Perry
- Joe Jonas presented Sprint New Artist of the Year
- Jennifer Morrison and Matthew Morrison presented Favorite Latin Artist
- Alanis Morissette introduced Mary J. Blige
- Robin Thicke and Ellie Goulding presented Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
- Bruno Mars introduced Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
- John Legend introduced Drake
- Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland presented Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
- Gavin Degraw introduced Daughtry
- Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley presented Favorite Country Album
- Jenny McCarthy introduced will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez and presented Favorite Pop/Rock Album
- Lionel Richie presented Artist of the Year and introduced LMFAO
|Hot Chelle Rae||"I Like It Like That"
|David Guetta with Nicki Minaj||"Sweat"
"Turn Me On"
|The Band Perry||"If I Die Young"|
|Chris Brown||"All Back"
"Say It With Me"
|Kelly Clarkson||"Mr. Know It All"|
|Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris||"I Like How It Feels"
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"
|Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull||"Until It Beats No More" (Intro)
"On the Floor"
|Beyoncé||"Run The World (Girls)"||OneRepublic||"Good Life"|
|Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony
|"I Know You Want Me"
"Give Me Everything"
"Rain Over Me"
|Katy Perry||"The One That Got Away" (acoustic version)|
|Mary J. Blige||"Mr. Wrong"|
|Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera||"Moves Like Jagger"|
|Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine||"Stereo Hearts"|
|Daughtry||"Crawling Back To You"|
|will.i.am feat. Jennifer Lopez||"T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"|
|LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
surprise guests: Justin Bieber, David Hasslehoff, Keenan Cahill, will.i.am
|"Party Rock Anthem"
"Sexy and I Know It"
- "NOKIA Theatre L.A. this event is LIVE :: American Music Awards". Retrieved August 13, 2011.
- "Lady Gaga, Adele Lead American Music Awards Noms". Retrieved Octover 11, 2011.
- "AMAs 2011: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Win Big on Ladies' Night". Bilboard.com. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
- "Shining stars Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson step out in glimmering metallic gowns at AMA's". Daily Mail. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
- "Taylor Swift wins 3 trophies at AMAs". Houston Chronicle. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.