Well, last Sunday night was that annual very special night for music and the recording industry. No, not the Grammys. Or the MTV Video Music Awards. Or the Billboard Awards, or the People’s Choice Awards. No, it wasn’t the CMT Awards, the Latin Grammys, or the BET Awards. It wasn’t the Teen Choice Awards, or Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (though, judging by the winners, it might as well have been). No, it was the American Music Awards, the most important awards show ever, after all those I mentioned above.
The AMAs essentially anointed Justin Bieber as King of All Things, which should precipitate the Mayan prophecy of 2012 being the end of the world, with the titles Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Best Pop/Rock Album. Katy Perry scored Best Pop/Rock Female Artist, while something called a Carly Rae Jepsen nabbed the Best New Artist of the Year.
Meanwhile, Linkin Park somehow earned the Best Adult Alternative Rock Artist award, so you know the AMA’s really have their finger on the pulse of a nation. Check out the full winners roster below, via Huffington Post:
Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5
Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, “Believe”
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce
Soul/R&B male artist: Usher
Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park
Adult contemporary artist: Adele
Latin artist: Shakira
Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac
Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta
What do you think of the AMA winners?