The 2012 American Music Awards happened

2012 American Music Awards

Oh for the love of … how many musical awards shows do we need in one year? How much longer until we just start giving them away in cereal boxes? “Oh boy, I wonder what I got? … A Grammy? Awwww, weak. Oh well, at least I still have my Cinnamon Toast Crunch!” (Not a product placement, I just like them.) Anyway, back to the American Music Awards. They were last night, and Justin Bieber was the big winner because apparently, the people in charge of this show lack ears. The full list of winners from HuffPo

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5
Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, “Believe”
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce
Soul/R&B male artist: Usher
Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park
Adult contemporary artist: Adele
Latin artist: Shakira
Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac
Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

On an interesting side-note, PSY was brought in to close off the show with a performance of Gangnam Style, which for some reason prompted a slew of supremely racist tweets on Twitter to the effect of “This is the AMERICAN Music Awards, not the ASIAN Music Awards! #Racism.” Three things: First, how can someone hate PSY? He’s so doughy and lovable! He’s like the Pillsbury Doughboy, if he was a rapper who screamed at lady’s butts. Second, that’s supremely racist. Third, Justin won the most awards, despite being Canadian, and no one had a problem with that, did they? Exactly. Racists.

Justin Bieber at the 2012 American Music Awards

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