American Music Awards 2012 Winners and PSY – Gangnam Style 2 Legit 2 Quit Mashup video

Like millions of viewers I watched the 40th American Music Awards.   The show was full of entertainment with some surprises among the winners.  My favorite performance were by Pitpull, Pink, Carrie Underwood and the PSY & MC Hammer – Gangnam Style / 2 Legit 2 Quit Mashup. The Gangnam Style Mashup was phenomenal!

Justin Bieber won three American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Album and Artist of the Year.  Justin’s mentor, Usher also won an award for  Favorite Male Artist/ R&B Soul.

There were at least 4 hashtags I noticed online during the program.  One thing I learned with these awards is that it’s very important for television shows that are looking for Social Media Interaction to display a hashtag at the corner of the broadcast as there were way too many hashtags to follow the conversation online.


… and the American Music Awards winners are:

Artist of the Year
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Carly Rae Jepsen
J. Cole
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
WINNER: Justin Bieber – Believe
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction – Up All Night

Favorite Male Artist – Country
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Jason Aldean
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist – Country
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
WINNER: Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album – Country
WINNER: Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie – “Tuskegee”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake – Take Care

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
WINNER: Linkin Park
The Black Keys

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
WINNER: David Guetta
Calvin Harris

The following awards were not announced during broadcast:

Favorite Female Artist – Pop / Rock
WINNER: Katy Perry
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop / Rock
WINNER: Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
WINNER: Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
WINNER: Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Chris Brown – Fortune
Usher – Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist – Latin
WINNER: Shakira
Don Omar

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
WINNER: tobyMac
Jeremy Camp

Eva Smith

Publisher at Tech Life Magazine
Eva is an award winning entrepreneur and Publisher of Tech Life Magazine. She has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria Inteligente (Smart Entrepreneur), USA Today Magazine as a Top Blogger to Watch and Latina Magazine as a Top 25 Latinas Who Shine in Technology. Her work has also been featured on Mashable,, Babble, Baby Center,, USA Today, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, National Parks Services, Voxxi, NBC Latino, Rolling Stone Magazine & more.She is technologist, engineer, bilingual freelance writer, speaker and digital media consultant.

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