American Music Awards of 2012
|40th Annual American Music Awards|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|First shown in||November 18, 2012|
The 40th American Music Awards was held on November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2012. It was broadcast live on ABC. The nominees were announced on October 9, 2012 by Christina Aguilera. This year included a brand new category, Electronic Dance Music. Justin Bieber won all three of his nominations, and of each of their four nominations, Nicki Minaj won two, Adele, Rihanna and Taylor Swift won one.
Nominees and winners
- Winners are highlighted in bold.
|Artist of the Year||Old Navy 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||Favorite Electronic Dance Music|
- Ryan Seacrest presented Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and later on, introduced Stevie Wonder
- Eric Stonestreet presented Favorite Country Female Artist
- Lucy Hale & Phillip Phillips introduced Carly Rae Jepsen
- Randy Jackson introduced Kelly Clarkson
- Stacy Keibler & Ne-Yo presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
- Cyndi Lauper introduced Ke$ha
- Karmin introduced No Doubt
- Kerry Washington & Apolo Ohno presented Favorite Alternative Artist
- Florida Georgia Line introduced Taylor Swift
- Jennifer Morrison & Ginnifer Goodwin presented Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist
- Lady Antebellum presented Favorite Country Male Artist
- Heidi Klum introduced P!nk
- Backstreet Boys presented New Artist of the Year
- Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw presented Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
- Carly Rae Jepsen introduced Justin Bieber
- Kelly Rowland & Elisha Cuthbert presented Favorite Electronic Dance Music
- Gloria Estefan introduced Christina Aguilera
- Luke Bryan & Jenny McCarthy presented Favorite Pop/Rock Album and introduced Carrie Underwood
- Brandy introduced Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown & Ludacris
- Hayden Panettiere & 50 Cent presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
- Neon Trees presented Favorite Country album
- will.i.am presented Artist of the Year and introduced PSY
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