Taylor Swift is AMA Artist of the Year, Katy Perry Wins Special Achievement Award

Taylor Swift on stage at the 2011 American Music Awards
Taylor Swift on stage at the 2011 American Music Awards - © dick clark productions
Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine, and Nicki Minaj with David Guetta performed, Taylor Swift won Artist of the Year, and Katy Perry was recognized for being the first woman in pop music history to have five #1 singles from one album at the 2011 American Music Awards. Held on November 20, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre, L.A. LIVE, the AMAs also included performances by LMFAO, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Drake, Pitbull with Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, Enrique Iglesias with Ludacris, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera.

2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist
Adele

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5

Favorite Album
Adele/21

COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album
Taylor Swift/Speak Now

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce

Favorite Album
Rihanna/Loud

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Foo Fighters

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Adele

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Jennifer Lopez

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

Sprint New Artist Of The Year
Hot Chelle Rae

Source: dick clark productions – November 20, 2011