American Music Awards 2011

American Music Awards 2011
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) - Taylor Swift and Adele tied with three wins at the American Music Awards, but the event belonged to the country superstar after she beat the soulful crooner, as well as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Lil Wayne, to win artist of the year, the ceremony's highest accolade, which the 21-year-old singer-songwriter previously claimed in 2009.

"This is so crazy," beamed Swift, who also picked up the trophies for favorite country female artist and favorite country album for "Speak Now."

Adele had been the night's leading nominee with four bids, but the soulful singer didn't have much of a presence during the show: She was absent from the ceremony because she is recovering from recent throat surgery. Adele tied Swift with three awards, nabbing favorite pop/rock female artist, adult contemporary artist and pop/rock album for "21."

Other winners included Maroon 5 as favorite pop-rock band/duo/group, Beyonce as favorite soul/R&B female artist, Bruno Mars as pop/rock male artist, Foo Fighters as favorite alternative rock artist, Rihanna for favorite soul/R&B album for "Loud," Hot Chelle Rae as new artist of the year and Lady Antebellum as favorite country band/duo/group.

"We thank you very much for an incredible year," Lady A singer Charles Kelley told fans.

Nicki Minaj kicked off the 39th annual fan-favorite ceremony with an over-the-top performance that featured the pink-loving singer sporting a pair of speakers on her much-talked about derriere. She later earned two trophies: favorite rap/hip-hop artist, besting a group that included mentor Lil Wayne, and favorite rap/hip-hop album for "Pink Friday."

"Chase your dreams," the pink-haired Minaj encouraged the audience. "I never thought this could be possible."

The sprawling three-hour ceremony inside the Nokia Theatre in an unusually rainy Los Angeles was drenched with musical performances, including Justin Bieber getting into the holiday spirit amid a forest of neon lights with "Under the Mistletoe," and Kelly Clarkson channeling the big-band era with a swinging rendition of "Mr. Know It All."

Several artists delivered stripped-down performances: The Band Perry crooned an emotional "If I Die Young," a subdued Katy Perry accompanied herself on guitar for "The One That Got Away" and a platinum-blonde Chris Brown simply sang "All Back" before being joined by a troop of helmet-clad back-up dancers for a flashy interpretation of "Say It With Me."

Jennifer Lopez performed essentially a live version of the car commercial starring the "American Idol" judge set to her groove "Papi" - complete with a revolving car onstage - before launching into her dance hit "On the Floor." She was joined by rapper Pitbull, who later returned to the stage for the sexually charged "Rain Over Me" with Marc Anthony.

"I want to thank God because it's been a really amazing year in so many ways," said Lopez, who announced earlier this year with Anthony that they were ending their seven-year marriage, after winning the favorite Latin music artist award. "It's been up and down and just exciting and overwhelming and so many things. I'm just grateful for all my blessings."

Lopez later appeared with a glowing-in-the-dark will.i.am for his new single "Hard." Other collaborations included Christina Aguilera dueting with Maroon 5 on "Moves Like Jagger" and Bieber dancing with LMFAO in animal-print pants for a finale that ended with everyone on stage - including David Hasselhoff but not Bieber - stripping down to smiley-face underwear.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
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2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Audrina Patridge arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer James Durbin arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Keenan Cahill arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Joe Jonas arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Alanis Morissette arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician John Legend arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Producer/DJ David Guetta arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, and Reid Perry of The Band Perry arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Soulja Boy arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Alanis Morissette (R) and Mario ?MC Souleye? Treadway arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Ellie Goulding arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Lil Jon arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV personality Heidi Klum arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Gene Simmons (L) and Shannon Tweed arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Sean Kingston (L) and Maliah Michel arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Miguel arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Lionel Richie arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musicians Brian Craddock, Robin Diaz, Chris Daughtry, Josh Paul, and Josh Steely of Daughtry arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Mary J. Blige arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adam Lambert arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer will.i.am arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Chaka Khan arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor Matthew Morrison arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Mary J. Blige arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Lil Jon arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musicians Matt McGinley, Travie McCoy, Eric Roberts, and Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo of Gym Class Heroes arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: YouTube stars Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Brownlie arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff (R) arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Smokey Robinson and Frances Gladney Robinson arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Smokey Robinson, Frances Gladney Robinson, Motown record label Founder Berry Gordy and guest arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Selena Gomez and musician Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV Personality Vanessa Lachey arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV Personality Vanessa Lachey arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taio Cruz arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV Personality Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Lance Bass arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
2011 American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Ludacris (L) and singer Enrique Iglesias perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum accept Country Band, Duo or Group award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Enrique Iglesias performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry accepts a special achievement American Music Award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry (R) accepts a special achievement American Music Award from model Heidi Klum onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Joe Jonas speaks onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Marc Anthony and Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Marc Anthony and Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Redfoo of LMFAO and Justin Bieber perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber (C) performs onstage with Redfoo (L) and SkyBlu (R) of LMFAO at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage with LMFAO at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff (C) performs with singers SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff performs with LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Mary J. Blige performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Bruno Mars accepts Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Robin Thicke and Ellie Goulding speak onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singer Lionel Richie and TV personality Vanessa Lachey present singer Taylor Swift with Artist of the Year award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift accepts Favorite Country Album award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift accepts Favorite Country Album award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy speaks onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Presenters Katherine Heigl (L) and Josh Kelley speak onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy speaks onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Chris Daughtry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Chris Daughtry of Daughtry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Josh Paul of Daughtry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Kelly Clarkson performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Christina Aguilera performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Drake performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift accepts the award for Favorite Country Female Artist onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift accepts Favorite Country Female Artist award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Katy Perry (L) and Taylor Swift (2nL) attend the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Nicki Minaj accepts Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry (R) accepts a special achievement American Music Award from model Heidi Klum onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Marc Anthony performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Marc Anthony performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Sean Kingston speaks onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry accepts a special achievement American Music Award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Katy Perry(L) and Adam Lambert (C) attend the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Taylor Swift accepts the award for Favorite Country Female Artist onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Enrique Iglesias performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff performs with Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff performs with LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff performs with Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum accept Country Band, Duo or Group award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum accept Country Band, Duo or Group award onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Nicki Minaj accepts the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff (C) performs with SkyBlu (L) and Redfoo (R) of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff (R) performs with SkyBlu of LMFAO (L) onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor David Hasselhoff (L) performs with SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Kelly Clarkson (C) performs "Mr. Know It All" onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adam Levine (L) of Maroon 5 and singer/rapper Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Keenan Cahill and David Hasselhoff perform with Redfoo and SkyBlu of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Lionel Richie (L) and tv personality Vanessa Lacheyspeak onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Keenan Cahill (C) performs with LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers SkyBlu and Redfoo of LMFAO perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: LMFAO performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber (C) performs with SkyBlu of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber (C) performs with SkyBlu of LMFAO onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer will.i.am performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Mary J. Blige performs tribute to late rapper Heavy D (pictured) onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Marc Anthony and Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Taylor Swift and will.i.am at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Ernst & Young Representatives speak onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Ian Keaggy, Ryan Follese, Nash Overstreet and Jamie Follese of Hot Chelle Rae speak onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Chris Brown performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Show
2011 American Music Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Ludacris (L) and singer Enrique Iglesias perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Amy Heidemann and musician Nick Noonan of Karmin, winner of New Media Award, pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actresses Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Christopher Brian Bridges "Ludacris" poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Christopher Brian Bridges "Ludacris" poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, winner of Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Award, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj, winner of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Nash Overstreet, Ryan Follese, Ian Keaggy and Jamie Follese of Hot Chelle Rae, winners of Sprint New Artist of the Year, pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez, winner of Favorite Latin Artist Award, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez, winner of Favorite Latin Artist Award, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj, winner of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Nash Overstreet, Ryan Follese, Ian Keaggy and Jamie Follese of Hot Chelle Rae, winners of Sprint New Artist of the Year, pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj, winner of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/songwriter Robin Thicke poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/songwriter Robin Thicke poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician Bruno Mars, winner of Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Award, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, winner of Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Female Artist Awards, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, winner of Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Female Artist Awards, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Jennifer Lopez, winner of Favorite Latin Artist Award, poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden of the band Maroon 5 pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actresses Cheryl Hines and Jane Levy pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actresses Cheryl Hines and Jane Levy pose in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
2011 American Music Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin poses in the press room at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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