Taylor Swift, Adele and Nicki Minaj Lead American Music Awards
Female vocalists dominated at the 2011 American Music Awards, as Taylor Swift, yet again, was the top winner of the evening, picking up three awards — Favorite Country Female Artist, Country Album and Artist of the Year. "This is crazy," Swift excitedly told the crowd Sunday night.
Adele received two statues, for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Music Artist and Pop/Rock Music Album. Nicki Minaj took home both Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Rap/Hip-Hop Album. "There's so much love in this room," Minaj exclaimed after winning her first award of the night.
Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 American Music Awards
Although she lost in the traditional categories, Katy Perry was honored onstage immediately following her performance for being the first woman to have five No. 1 singles from a single album.
Check out the list of winners:
Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5
Favorite Female Artist — Adele
Favorite Album — Adele, 21
Favorite Male Artist: Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album — Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Favorite Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Female Artist: Beyonce
Favorite Album: Rihanna, Loud
Favorite Artist — Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album — Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
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