Taylor Swift, Adele, Nicky Minaj Win Big
Taylor Swift was named artist of the year as well as best country female artist at Sunday's 39th annual American Music Awards, while Adele wone the most awards of the night with three.
Adele won for Adult Contemporary Artist, Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Pop/Rock Album for "21." Swift and Nicky Minaj the second-most awards, winning two each. Minaj won for Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Rap/Hip-Hop Album for "Pink Friday"
The complete list of winners:
-Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
-Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters
-Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
-Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
-Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton
-Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
-Country Album: Taylor Swift, "Speak Now"
-Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez
-Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele
-Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars
-Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5
-Pop/Rock Album: Adele, "21"
-Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
-Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce
-Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
-Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, "Loud"
-Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
-New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae
-Special Achievement: Katy Perry