Taylor Swift took home three awards last night at the American Music Awards, one for Artist of the Year, one for Country Female, and one for Country Album for her latest, Speak Now. It's amazing she can still feign surprise when they call her name. Adele was a big winner also, taking home awards for Pop/Rock Female, Pop/Rock Album and Adult Contemporary. Rihanna won for Soul/R&B Album for Loud and Nicki Minaj won for Rap/Hip Hop Album for Pink Friday and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist. Bruno Mars beat out Justin Bieber and Pit Bull for Best Male Performer and Maroon 5 took home an award for Favorite Band. The Foo Fighters received the award for Favorite Alternative Rock Band. Hot Chelle Rae won for the Sprint Best New Artist.
The show was performance-heavy with Nicki Minaj opening the show dressed as a boom box. Kelly Clarkson sang beautifully and Chris Brown gave an awesome dance performance of "Say It With Me". Justin Bieber performed "Mistletoe" from his new Christmas album Under the Mistletoe. Mary J. Blige was great as usual and ended her performance by paying tribute to old friend Heavy D. But the best performance of the night was the finale with LMFAO singing "Party Rock Anthem" and being joined on stage by Justin Bieber in tiger-sriped tights, and finishing up with "I'm Sexy and I Know It" complete with breakaway pants and David Hasselhof. It was epic.