American Music Awards of 2012
|40th Annual American Music Awards|
|Date||November 18, 2012|
|Location||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California|
|Hosted by||Ryan Seacrest|
|Most awards||Justin Bieber (3)|
Nicki Minaj (4 each)
|Official website||ABC-American Music Award|
|Produced by||Dick Clark Productions|
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, and Rihanna one. Katy Perry won one of her 2 nominations, whereas Adele and Taylor Swift each won the award for which they were nominated.
- Elisha Cuthbert & Kelly Rowland presented Favorite Electronic Dance Music award
- Ryan Seacrest presented Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist award and later on, introduced Stevie Wonder
- Eric Stonestreet presented Favorite Country Female Artist award
- Lucy Hale & Phillip Phillips introduced Carly Rae Jepsen
- Randy Jackson introduced Kelly Clarkson
- Stacy Keibler & Ne-Yo presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award
- Cyndi Lauper introduced Ke$ha
- Karmin introduced No Doubt
- Kerry Washington & Apolo Ohno presented Favorite Alternative Artist award
- Florida Georgia Line introduced Taylor Swift
- Jennifer Morrison & Ginnifer Goodwin presented Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artist award
- Lady Antebellum presented Favorite Country Male Artist award
- Heidi Klum introduced P!nk
- Backstreet Boys presented New Artist of the Year award
- Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw presented Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group award
- Carly Rae Jepsen introduced Justin Bieber
- Gloria Estefan introduced Christina Aguilera
- Luke Bryan & Jenny McCarthy presented Favorite Pop/Rock Album award and introduced Carrie Underwood
- Brandy introduced Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown & Ludacris
- Hayden Panettiere & 50 Cent presented Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist award
- Neon Trees presented Favorite Country album award
- will.i.am presented Artist of the Year award and introduced PSY
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|
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