2012 American Music Awards

2012 American Music Awards

November 18, 2012
November 18, 2012
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


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.[1] The nominees were announced on October 9, 2012 by Christina Aguilera. This year included a brand new category, Electronic Dance Music.[2] Justin Bieber won all three of his nominations, and of each of their four nominations, Nicki Minaj won two, Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna and Taylor Swift won one.[3][4][5][6]

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Michael Jackson
bornAugust 29, 1958
Gary, Indiana, United States
Resides inLos Olivos, California, U.S.
Taylor Swift
American musician
bornDecember 13, 1989
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Houston, Texas, United States
Resides inManhattan, New York, U.S.
Gangnam Style
"Gangnam Style" is the 18th K-pop single by the South Korean musician Psy.

Photos - Arrivals (1)322

Big Winner

Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbbər/; born March 1, 1994)[3][4] is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. It has been certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[5] Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single "Baby". He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix album titled, My Worlds Acoustic, and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015.

He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. His fan base, dubbed "beliebers", largely consist of early to mid-adolescent girls. He was listed three times by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[6][7][8]

Winning Artists17

Winning Albums4


Performed Songs29

Artist of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by Artist of the Year Nominees10

Top Songs by Artist of the Year Nominees32

New Artist of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by New Artist of the Year Nominees8

Top Songs by New Artist of the Year Nominees11

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominees4

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominees4

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominees4

Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominees4

Favorite Country Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Nominees3

Favorite Country Album Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Album Nominees3

Favorite Alternative Artist Nominees3

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Nominees3

Favorite Latin Artist Nominees3

Favorite Contemporary Inspriational Artist Nominees3

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Nominees3

Microsoft Theater
The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) is a music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California at L.A. Live. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

Notable Attendees116


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles122


Spotify - Featured Tracks94


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Featured Locations3