American Music Awards of 2012
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|40th Annual American Music Awards|
|Date||November 18, 2012|
|Location||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California|
|Most awards||Justin Bieber (3)|
|Most nominations||Rihanna and Nicki Minaj (4 each)|
|Website||ABC-American Music Award|
|Produced by||Dick Clark Productions|
The 40th Annual American Music Awards was held on November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2012. It was broadcast live on ABC. The nominees were announced on October 9, 2012 by Christina Aguilera. This year included a brand new category, Electronic Dance Music. Justin Bieber won all three of his nominations, and of each of their four nominations, Nicki Minaj won two, and Rihanna one. Katy Perry won one of her 2 nominations, whereas Adele and Taylor Swift each won the award for which they were nominated.
Winners and nominees
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