Justin Bieber won three awards at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year. David Guetta won the first electronic dance music artist award. Linkin Park took home favorite alternative rock artist, and Adele won the adult contemporary award.
Shakira won favorite Latin artist. In the pop/rock categories, Maroon 5 won favorite group Katy Perry won favorite female artist and Bieber won male artist. In the soul/R-and-B categories, Rihanna won best album for "Talk That Talk," Beyonce won favorite female artist, and Usher won favorite male artist. Nicki Minaj won rap/hip-hop artist and album for "Pink Friday - Roman Reloaded."