Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite male artist - pop/rock at the 40th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite female country artist from presenter Eric Stonestreet at the 40th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Justin Bieber's wins included the show's top award, artist of the year. His mom joined him onstage as he collected the trophy, beating out Rihanna, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Drake. "I wanted to thank you for always believing in me," Bieber said, looking to his mom.