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AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift Are Among Early Winners

November 19, 2012 (2:01 am) GMT
Bieber takes home Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist title before Swift receives Favorite Country Female Artist and Nicki Minaj follows by getting Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift Are Among Early Winners

and won early at 2012 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 18. The former was announced by as this year's Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, while the latter was presented a trophy for Favorite Country Female Artist by .

Bieber, who's nominated for 2 more awards Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Artist of the Year, beat , and who took the stage earlier in the evening as an opening act. "This is for the haters who thought I'd be around for just a couple years," he said, before proceeding to thank his supporters including his mother.

When it was Swift's turn to collect her prize, she was asked by the presenter a.k.a the "" actor if she's ever won an award before. Keeping her "surprise" face at bay, the 22-year-old blonde beauty thanked fans and took time to briefly mention her new album "". She beat and .

The third winner of the evening was . The female rapper grabbed Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, pushing aside and . She has a chance to win two more gongs in Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist categories. She receives her first win from presenters and .

American Music Awards 2012: Arrivals | Press Room | Winner List | Performances


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