The 2011 American Music Award aired tonight and once again Taylor Swift was the big winner, walking away with awards for “Country Female Artist” and “Artist of the Year”. Nicki Minaj was another big winner. The rapper took home awards for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” and “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album” for Pink Friday.
Other winners included Maroon 5 for favorite pop-rock band/duo/group, Bruno Mars for favorite pop/rock male artist, Lady Antebellum for favorite country band/duo/group, Beyonce for favorite soul/R&B female artist, Rihanna for favorite soul/R&B album for “Loud” and Hot Chelle Rae as new artist of the year.
Check out other winners below.
— Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
— Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
— Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton
— Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
— Country Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”
— Latin Artist: Jennifer Lopez
— Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele
— Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars
— Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5
— Pop/Rock Album: Adele, “21″
— Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
— Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”
— Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce
— Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
— Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, “Loud.”
— Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
— Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae