Posted on Sun Nov 20, 2011 09:40 PM PDT
It was all about the ladies at the 39th annual American music Awards held tonight, in Los Angeles.
Country songstress Taylor Swift beat out Katy Perry and Adele to nab the coveted Artist of the Year award, while also winning both Country Female Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year for â€œSpeak Now.â€
Nicki Minaj took home Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her debut "Pink Friday", and the standout singer made sure to thank her #1 fan Taylor Swift in her acceptance speech.
Breakout British artist Adele, who was unable to attend due to a recent throat surgery, was horned with Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year, Pop/Rock Album for â€œ21â€ and Pop/Rock Female Artist of the Year.
Big performances of the night included Favorite Latin Music Artist winner, Jennifer Lopez, who performed sexy single â€œPapiâ€ in a nude rhinestone-covered body suit before belting out "On The Floor" with fellow Favorite Latin Music Artist nominee Pitbull.
Justin Bieber, who took home no awards tonight, donned a white leather motorcycle ensemble to perform his new holiday single, â€œMistletoeâ€, while girlfriend Selena Gomez proudly cheered him on from the audience.
Notable presenters included Sean Kingston, who recently recovered from a near-fatal jet-ski accident, and Adam Lambert who has been notably absent from the AMAs since his controversial same-sex kiss during a 2009 AMAs performance.
Check out a complete list of tonight's AMA winners, after the jump ...
â€” Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
â€” Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
â€” Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters
â€” Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
â€” Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
â€” Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton
â€” Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
â€” Country Album: Taylor Swift, â€œSpeak Nowâ€
â€” Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez
â€” Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele
â€” Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars
â€” Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5
â€” Pop/Rock Album: Adele, â€œ21â€
â€” Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
â€” Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, â€œPink Fridayâ€
â€” Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce
â€” Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
â€” Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, â€œLoud.â€
â€” New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae
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