American Music Awards of 2011

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39th Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards of 2011 logo
DateNovember 20, 2011
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Most awardsAdele and Taylor Swift (3 each)
Most nominationsAdele (4)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime129 minutes
Viewership12 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 39th Annual American Music Awards was held on November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.[1] The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2011. Nominees were announced on October 11, 2011.[2] The awards ceremony was host-free and was broadcast on ABC.[3] Taylor Swift and Adele were the big winners of the night picking up three awards in total.[4][5]


Artist(s) Song(s) Ref
Pre-show [6]
Hot Chelle Rae "I Like It Like That"
"Tonight Tonight"
Main show
David Guetta
Nicki Minaj
"Turn Me On"
"Super Bass"
Justin Bieber "Mistletoe"
The Band Perry "If I Die Young"
Chris Brown "All Back"
"Say It With Me"
Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All"
Enrique Iglesias
"I Like How It Feels"
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"
Jennifer Lopez
"Until It Beats No More" (Intro)
"On the Floor"
OneRepublic "Good Life"
Marc Anthony
Lil Jon
"I Know You Want Me"
"Give Me Everything"
"Rain Over Me"
Katy Perry "The One That Got Away"
Mary J. Blige "Mr. Wrong"
Maroon 5
Christina Aguilera
"Moves Like Jagger"
Gym Class Heroes
Adam Levine
"Stereo Hearts"
Drake "Headlines"
Daughtry "Crawling Back to You"
Jennifer Lopez
"T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
Lauren Bennett
"Party Rock Anthem"
"Sexy and I Know It"
"Sorry for Party Rocking"


Winners and nominees[edit]

Artist of the Year Sprint Best New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Favorite Alternative Artist
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Special Award


  1. ^ "NOKIA Theatre L.A. this event is LIVE: American Music Awards". Archived from the original on September 21, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Lady Gaga, Adele Lead American Music Awards Noms". Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Chris Brown, LMFAO Join American Music Awards Lineup". Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "AMAs 2011: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Win Big on Ladies' Night". November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift wins 3 trophies at AMAs". Houston Chronicle. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Gym Class Heroes, Lil Jon, Jennifer Lopez, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and to Perform at "The 2011 American Music Awards"". PR Newswire. November 15, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2017.