2012 American Music Awards winner’s list

The annual American Music Awards wrapped up a few hours ago. I caught the last bit of the show with Psy’s awesome Gangnam Style performance. I also saw Stevie Wonder’s tribute to the late Dick Clark. Nice to see the beautiful Carrie Underwood walking away with yet another award. Did anyone else watch the show? If so, who did you enjoy seeing perform?

Check out the full list of winners below:
Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Believe, Justin Bieber

Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Country Album: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj

Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Linkin Park

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist: David Guetta

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Talk That Talk, Rihanna

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira

Favorite Adult Contemporary Inspirational Artist: tobyMac

New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Rihanna, Nicki lead American Music Awards nominations

The 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards will be celebrated in true style this year – that if the list of nominees for this year is anything to go by.  Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nominations each. Other big nominees include Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Katy Perry.

Already confirmed to perform at the awards is Ms. Christina Aguilera, who no doubt will be bumping off a few guys… if her latest video, Your Body is anything to go by ;) More performers will be added to the list in the build up to the awards on the 18th of November.

Check out the list of nominees below:

 2012 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • J. Cole
  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • One Direction

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber
  • Flo Rida
  • Pitbull
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • fun.
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Justin Bieber /Believe
  • Maroon 5/Overexposed
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  • One Direction/Up All Night

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
  • Lionel Richie/Tuskegee
  • Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Tyga

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
  • Drake/Take Care
  • Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown/Fortune
  • Rihanna/Talk That Talk
  • Usher/Looking 4 Myself

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • The Black Keys
  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Adele
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train


FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Don Omar
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Newsboys
  • tobyMac

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex

 

American Music Awards: Complete List

Artist of the Year:
Justin Bieber

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist:
Justin Bieber

Pop/Rock :
Favorite Male Artist:
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist:
Lady Gaga

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album:
Justin Bieber, ‘My World 2.0′

Country:
Favorite Male Artist:
Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist:

Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album:
Carrie Underwood, ‘Play On’

Rap/Hip-Hop:
Favorite Male Artist:
Eminem

Favorite Album:
Eminem, ‘Recovery’

R&B:
Favorite Male Artist:
Usher

Favorite Female Artist:
Rihanna

Favorite Album:
Usher, ‘Raymond v. Raymond’

Soundtracks:
Favorite Album:
‘Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers’

Alternative Rock:

Favorite Artist:
Muse

Adult Contemporary:
Favorite Artist:
Michael Bublé

Latin Music:
Favorite Artist:
Shakira

Contemporary Inspirational:
Favorite Artist:
MercyMe

Taylor Swift, MJ win big at the American Music Awards


The annual American Music Awards took place last night and boy oh boy was it a star-studded affair. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert performed at the awards. You’ll see videos below of all three performances, which included Adam Lambert and JLo’s falls on stage. In the video above you’ll see the lovely Whitney Houston performing at the American Music Awards, before being presented with the International Award of Excellence by Samual L. Jackson. What are we thinking about the performance? She looked great, but let’s just say I preferred her Oprah performance. Taylor Swift, MJ and The Black Eyed Peas came out tops for their contribution to the music biz this year. Check out the full list of winners and more performances below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

POP/ROCK
Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban
Favorite Female Artist:
Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist: Michael Jackson
Favorite Female Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson
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R&B Star, Keri Hilson on The Von Vodcast

This interview will go down as one of my favourites. What a lovely woman! So smart, super talented and wow she’s beautiful. I don’t know how visible it it, but I was nervous to the max, I obviously calmed down as the interview went on, but yeah man it’s Miss Keri Baby! If you haven’t got yourselves a copy of the album yet, be sure to get one. It’s really cool and if you’re an R&B lover, you’re going to love this one! So next up for Miss Keri?
- American Music Awards. She’s nominated in two categories, so we’ll keep y’all posted.
- Timbaland’s new album, Shock Value 2. It’s due for release next month and Keri’s worked on 3 of the tracks. We all know how Shock Value (1) was… so this one’s bound to be as good.

Keep up-to-date with Keri on twitter, @MissKeriBaby.

Keri and John arrive in SA

Shelley Christians

Shelley Christians


How beautiful is Miss Keri Hilson? Love her work… can’t wait to see her this weekend at the Coca-Cola Dome. Also looking forward to seeing John Legend live again too! We’ve got tickets to give away tomorrow, five doubles to the Jozi gig on Sunday…. details to follow soon. In the mean time, read today’s article here

Keri Hilson at the official press conference held in Cape Town on Wednesday

Keri Hilson at the official press conference held in Cape Town on Wednesday

This tour marks John Legend’s third visit and tour to South Africa. It’s the first time the 6time Grammy winner is working with Keri. Cannot wait to see what they have in store for us!

Shelley Christians

Shelley Christians

American Music Award Nominees

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November 22 is a date you and me (us music lovers) must diarise…. The annual American Music Awards goes down on the 22nd in LA. Anyone offering me a trip? Haha. Below is a complete list of this year’s nominees:

Artist of the year:
Kings Of Leon
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Eminem
Michael Jackson

Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Eminem
Michael Jackson
T.I.

Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Beyonce
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favourite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Nickelback

Favourite Pop/Rock Album
Lady Gaga- Fame
Michael Jackson- Number Ones
Taylor Swift- Fearless
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American Music Awards

So last night was one of those nights… A BIG ONE… for the music industry, as those made famous for the music they created attended the 33rd annual American Music Awards in LA… Gwen and Pharell performed their collaboration, as did the teen rivals Skinny Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff. Check out the winners list

I’m sure the Grammy nominees will be coming soon… stand by!