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2010 AMA Winners

Dick Clark created the American Music Awards in the year 1973 in competition with the Grammy Awards. The first awards ceremony was hosted in 1974, with Rodney Allen Rippy, Ricky Segall, Donny Osmond and Michael Jackson as the hosts of the show. It began to grow in popularity and prestige and is now one of the premier music awards, as significant as the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Receiving an American Music Award is a great honor to anyone in the music industry, and this year the teen celebrity from Canada, Justin Bieber, stole the show.

Justin Bieber took home no less than four trophies from the American Music Awards, which was hosted on Sunday 21 November 2010. When it came to nominations, Lady Antebellum and Eminem were leading the nominations with five nominations in various categories. But it was to be Justin Bieber’s evening, winning the Artist of the Year Award, Breakthrough Artist, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Pop Album. After releasing his album, My World 2.0, Justin Bieber has sold approximately two million copies, making him the next new hot artist in the industry. While giving his speech after receiving the Breakthrough Artist Award, he was quoted saying, "I'm from the smallest town in the world of, like, 30,000 people. I never thought this was possible."

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artists – MercyMe
Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Album – Recovery (Eminem)
Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Male Artist – Eminem
Favorite Latin Music Artist – Shakira
Favorite Soundtrack Album – Glee: The Music (Volume 3)
Favorite Country Male Artist – Brad Paisley
Favorite Country Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Album - Play On (Carrie Underwood)
Favorite Country Band / Duo / Group – Lady Antebellum
Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist – Michael Buble
Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist – Muse
Favorite Pop / Rock Male Artist – Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop / Rock Female Artist – Lady Gaga
Favorite Pop / Rock Album – My World 2.0 (Justin Bieber)
Favorite Pop / Rock Band / Duo / Group – Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Breakthrough Artist – Justin Bieber
Favorite Soul / R&B Male Artist – Usher
Favorite Soul / R & B Female Artist – Rihanna
Favorite Soul / R&B Album – Raymond v Raymond (Usher)
Favorite Artist of the Year – Justin Bieber

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