The Magic Bieber
Astonishing as it might sound Justin Bieber batted 1000 and he went 3 for 3 at the 2012 AMA annual ceremony. Not only that, the artist was the toast of L.A. as he was being praised on the stage, took his mom as his date and reminded us of the storehouse of talent he possesses as her sang, danced and spoke in the most eloquent manor. Perhaps the creators of the American Music Awards knew something no body else knew, because you have to give them credit for deciding to simply leave this year’s festivities to Bieber. And here’s how it went down:
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist – Justin Bieber
As fortune would have it, at 8:10 p.m. ET, the first award of the night went to Justin Bieber! He’s nominated for two more awards tonight, including Artist of the Year. It was right at this moment that people were discuss if this was a sign of good things to come later in the evening for Justin?
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
At approximately 8:17 p.m., Taylor Swift just was the recipient of her 11th AMA. I doubt this event surprised anyone as her fans came through as expected and voted Taylor as their favorite country superstar.
Rap / Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday: “Roman Reloaded”
Twenty minutes later, around 8:37 p.m., Nicki Minaj wins big for her album in the Rap/Hip-Hop Music category and looks quite stunning doing it! She was nominated for three more AMAs on the night, so it looked like the hip-hop star was going to give the Bieber some competition.
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist – Linkin Park
With almost an hour into the show, Linkin Park is awarded their 5th AMA in this category, solidifying their place once again as one of the hottest Alternative Rock band on the scene.
UPDATE 9:05 PM
Soul / R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist – Usher
Well what do you know, 9:05 p.m.; Justin Bieber’s mentor, Usher, takes home his eighth AMA ever, winning for his fourth year in a row! Any chance he will take home even more awards before the evening was over?
Speaking of Usher, Bieber’s red and black outfit seemed to be the night’s theme, as Usher wore a similar ensemble.
UPDATE 9:13 PM
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist – Luke Bryan
At 9:13, Luke Bryan picked up his first ever American Music Award. Congrats, Luke! His album, Tailgates & Tanlines was also nominated for an award, so is was possible for him to be a two-time winner before everything was said and done!
New Artist of the Year – Carly Rae Jepsen
Around 9:33 p.m., newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen, the fellow Canadian whose career Justin boosted to the top of the charts this past year, scored her first major award for Favorite New Artist of the Year, becoming the second first-time winner on the night.
Bieber influence and presences was now beginning to emerge as Jepsen was chosen to introduce the crooner as the night’s next performer.
And oh did the Bieber perform. He first sang a very intimate acoustic version of “As Long As You Love Me,” where he looked and sounded amazing. Justin, 18, even performed Big Sean’s part in the very romantic love song.
Justin then turned things up a notch and sang his awesome new single “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj, and the two did not disappoint! Bieber played it cool as Nicki rapped about Selena! The 18-year-old singer also showed off his killer dance moves and shook up the entire Bieber Fever theater along with Minaj.
UPDATE 9:41 PM
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum won their third AMA! at approximately 9:41. It is the third year in a row that the band had won in this category, and was followed by the:
Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Favorite Artist – David Guetta
Accepting via satellite, David Guetta, nevertheless, made a big splash being the first winner ever in this brand new AMA category.
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album – Justin Bieber – “Believe”
Bieber picked up his second AMA of the night at 10:13 p.m.,, giving him 6 total in his career! But hold up, he’s still was up for Artist of the Year. as the audience perhaps wondered; can he win all 3?
UPDATE 10:30 PM
Rap / Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj
The event became a two person race for the most trophies as Nicki Minaj was having a big big night. At approximately, 10:30 she picked up her second AMA of the night. It was her fourth career American Music Award.
Country Music: Favorite Album – Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
Carrie Underwood took home an AMA at 10:38, as she continued an incredible streak in this category. Every album she has released has won Country Music: Favorite Album!
UPDATE 10:51 PM
Artist of the Year – Justin Bieber
With the suspense almost over, at 10:30 p.m. ET, He did it! A clean sweep for Justin Bieber winning his third American Music Award of the night and seventh overall. The Bieber had won in all three categories he was nominated for. Leave it to Bieber if you’re looking for a magical evening of fun and good music and looks as though that’s just what the creators of the AMA annual celebration decided to do.
Oh and by the way, enjoy the videos below as they represent a stunningly vivid portrait of how exciting the AMA’s were with last night.
By D. Chandler