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AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj Add Second Prizes

November 19, 2012 (3:46 am) GMT
Bieber and Minaj win big by taking home Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist respectively, giving them a total of two AMA wins so far.

received his second win of the evening by snatching Favorite Pop/Rock Album for his latest studio installment "". The Canadian teen heartthrob was handed the prize by who planted kisses on the newly-single artist. When delivering his speech, he joked that he felt "violated."

followed Bieber as a double victor. Although she lost her chance to win the Favorite Pop/Rock Album, the femcee still managed to grab another coveted gong by bagging Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. Beating and , she accepted the prize from and .

During her speech, the Harajuku Barbie thanked her loyal devotees and announced that she would premiere a music video for her latest single "Freedom" on Sunday, November 19. Earlier in the evening, she delivered the song with a gospel choir in a pink-themed set. She performed after played "Burn It Down".

collected a prize for Favorite Band, Group or Duo in Country music. Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley returned to the stage to get the award from and . The trio previously took the stage to present with Favorite Male Country Artist.

won his first AMA through a brand-new category, Favorite Artist in Electronic Dance Music. The French DJ was unable to attend the show due to his hectic schedule on the road, so his award was accepted by presenters and on his behalf. He won over and .

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