Winners from the 'The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards' Presented Last Night on ABC

via press release:


“The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards(R)” (“AMAs”) aired last night on ABC. Artists were honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational and — for the first year ever — Electronic Dance Music.

ABC’s broadcast of “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” was the dominant, No. 1 non-sports net from 8:00-11:00 p.m. among Adults 18-49, towering over CBS by 55% and Fox by 70%. In addition, the “AMAs” telecast won its 3-hour time period over Sunday Night Football across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11. It was the No.1 TV show of the night with Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Teens 12-17.

· Despite the substantial competition during primetime, ABC marked Sunday night season highs with coverage of the 2012 “AMAs” among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The show scored ABC’s highest numbers in the time period since the Emmy Awards on 9/23/12.

· An estimated 25.0 million viewers watched at least some portion of “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” on ABC during its 3-hour broadcast – unduplicated Viewers 2+ watching 6 minutes or more of the broadcast.


Artist of the Year Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Album Justin Bieber – “Believe”

Favorite Country Music Male Artist Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Music Female Artist Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group Lady Antebellum

Favorite Country Music Album Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Usher

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Beyonce

Favorite Soul/R&B Album Rihanna – “Talk That Talk”

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist Linkin Park

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Adele

Favorite Latin Music Artist Shakira

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist tobyMac

Electronic Dance Music: Favorite Artist David Guetta

New Artist of the Year Carly Rae Jepsen

“The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” was produced by dick clark productions, inc. (DCP). Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson were executive producers, and Larry Klein was the producer.

About dick clark productions, inc. –

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. Dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit

About the American Music Awards –

In 1973, Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry.

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