American Music Awards 2010: Performances & Winners

The American Music Awards 2010 took place last night in LA. Big winners of the night were Justin Beiber, who walked away with 3 of the 4 awards he was nominated for (including Artist of the Year), and Usher, who scooped Favourite Soul/R&B Album for Raymond v. Raymond, and Favourite Male Soul/R&B Artist. All awards are voted for by the audience, which explains many of the night’s wins.

Performances came from acts including P!nk, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, New Kids On The Block x The Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift and Rihanna (above) who opened the show with a medley of Loud album cuts, “What’s My Name,” “Love The Way You Lie,” and “Only Girl In The World.” The show was reported to be a little lacklustre, and most of the performances were a sonic nightmare, with acts going off-key and out of tune. Also highlighted by last night’s show was the integration of European dance music in America’s current pop scene. Check out the full list of winners below:


Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Usher, Raymond v. Raymond

Favorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Latin Music Artist: Shakira

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Country Male Artist: Brad Paisley

Favorite Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady GaGa

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Muse

Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist: Michael Bublé

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

Head under the jump to watch performances from Diddy Dirty Money, Ne-Yo, Usher, P!nk, Christina Aguilera and Justin Bieber.

Diddy goes ‘Puff Daddy circa 95’ during Diddy Dirty Money’s performance of “Coming Home”

Justin Bieber performs “Pray” with gospel choir

Pink – “Raise Your Glass”

Christina Aguilera – “Express” from the Burlesque soundtrack

Usher x Swedish House Mafia – “DJ Got Us Falling In Love”

Ne-Yo – “Champagne Life”, “One In A Million” & “Beautiful Monster”

[All videos via Yardie]