Last night was Canadian pop-star Justin Bieber's first experience at the American Music Awards and as far as first times go, this one was perfection. Bieber was nominated for four awards and won in each of the four categories. He beat out Eminem, Usher, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to nab the favourite artist award, becoming the youngest person ever to win the prize. He also took home the awards for favourite pop/rock album, favourite pop/rock male, and the show's breakthrough artist award. In his acceptance speech Bieber said, "I can't stop smiling; this is amazing. Truly I don't know how this is possible because I've been singing Eminem since I was three and Usher is my mentor. So this is big." Justin Bieber will be in Montreal tonight for a show at the Bell Center. Click here for more details.
Other winners of the night included The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift and country group, Lady Antebellum. Canadian Michael Buble took home the award for best Adult Contemporary Artist. The show opened with a 9-minute long medley by Rihanna. Performing her most recent hits, Rihanna looked amazing but sounded horrible. However, she still managed to take home the prize for favourite soul/R&B female. Bon Jovi and Pink gave strong crowd-pleasing performances as well as Taylor Swift who sang, “Back to December”, her second single from the top selling “Speak Now” album. Other performer included The Black Eyed Peas, Enrique Iglesias, Katy Perry and Ke$ha.
Winners of the 38th annual American Music Awards
Soul/R&B Album: Usher, "Raymond v. Raymond."
Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna.
Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher.
Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber, "My World 2.0."
Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas.
Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady Gaga.
Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber.
Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Eminem, "Recovery."
Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist: Eminem.
Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum.
Country Album: Carrie Underwood, "Play On."
Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift.
Country Male Artist: Brad Paisley.
Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe.
Soundtrack: "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers."
Latin Music Artist: Shakira.
Alternative Rock Artist: Muse.
Adult Contemporary Artist: Michael Buble.
Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber.
Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber.