American Music Awards (AMA 2011) winners revealed, Taylor Swift wins Artist of the Year (Complete List)

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Updated: November 19, 2012 12:45 p.m.

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The names of American Music Awards (AMA 2011) winners were revealed on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, with the complete list available below.



Taylor Swift, showing her 3 AMA 2011 trophies,
Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Album and
Favorite Country Female Artist awards

Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

As aired live at ABC on Sunday, November 20, 2011, Taylor Swift won her second Artist of the Year award during the 39th Annual American Music Awards, which had no formal host that night.

Taylor Swift also won the Favorite Country Female Artist award, her fourth straight win, while Maroon 5 won as the Favorite Group for Pop or Rock, their first AMA award.

Katy Perry, who performed “The One That Got Away” that night, was given a special achievement award for being the first female pop artist with five No. 1 hit singles on one album, her “Teenage Dream” album.

British singer Adele had the most number of nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, but she was not present that night after she underwent a throat surgery recently.

Among the performers during the AMA 2011 night includes Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Drake, The Band Perry, David Guetta and Justin Bieber, who sang his Christmas song “Under the Mistletoe.”

One of the highlights of the show was the notably stunning performance of Jennifer Lopez, who did a medley, featuring rapper Pitbull and with her rumored new boyfriend backup dancer Casper Smart. She received a standing ovation afterwards.

Below is the complete list of American Music Awards (AMA 2011) winners, which presenters include Queen Latifah, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, Joe Jonas, and Lionel Ritchie, who presented the Artist of the Year award.

Artist of the YearTaylor Swift

Pop/Rock Music

Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist – Adele

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5

Favorite Album – Adele, “21”

Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae

Country Music

Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist – Blake Shelton

Favorite Album – Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum

Rap/Hip-Hop Music

Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”

Soul/R&B Music

Favorite Female Artist – Beyonce

Favorite Male Artist – Usher

Favorite Album – Rihanna, “Loud”

Latin Music

Favorite Artist – Jennifer Lopez

Adult Contemporary Music

Favorite Artist – Adele

Alternative Rock Music

Favorite Artist – Foo Fighters

Contemporary Inspirational Music

Favorite Artist – Casting Crowns



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