AMAs 2011: Taylor Swift and Adele Dominate Full Winner List

Swift and Adele bag three kudos at the 36th annual American Music Awards, being followed by Nicki Minaj with two gongs.

AceShowbiz - Near the end of the 2011 American Music Awards, %cAdele% was honored with Favorite Pop/Rock Album through her smash hit album "21". The British singing sensation won it over %cLady GaGa% and %cRihanna%. She was not present at the ceremony because she's still recovering from her vocal cord surgery. Thus, the award was accepted by %cJenny McCarthy% on her behalf.

Adele, however, had to give up Artist of the Year title to %cTaylor Swift%. The "Someone Like You" singer, along with %cLady GaGa%, %cKaty Perry% and %cLil Wayne%, was blocked by Swift to win the top prize. %cLionel Richie% and %cVanessa Minnillo% were on hand to present her with the honor just before the closing performance by %cLMFAO%.

The winner of the evening who was not announced on the televised event was %cFoo Fighters%. This band won Favorite Alternative Artist over %cThe Black Keys% and %cMumford & Sons%. Though losing Artist of the Year, Adele still managed to add two more gongs; Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.

The other victorious artists included %cBlake Shelton%, %cUsher% and %cCasting Crowns%. They received Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist respectively. Special honoree, meanwhile, was %cKaty Perry% as a female artist with five #1 singles from one album.

Overall, it was Swift and Adele who dominated the full winner list by pocketing three awards each. Their domination was followed by another female artist %cNicki Minaj% who scored a double victory at the event. She got Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

  • Artist of the Year: %cTaylor Swift%
  • Sprint New Artist of the Year: %cHot Chelle Rae%
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: %cBruno Mars%
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: %cAdele%
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: %cMaroon 5%
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Album: "21" - %cAdele%
  • Favorite Country Male Artist: %cBlake Shelton%
  • Favorite Country Female Artist: %cTaylor Swift%
  • Favorite Country band/Duo/Group: %cLady Antebellum%
  • Favorite Country Album: "Speak Now" - %cTaylor Swift%
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: %cUsher%
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Album: "Loud" - %cRihanna%
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: %cNicki Minaj%
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: "Pink Friday" - %cNicki Minaj%
  • Favorite Alternative Artist: %cFoo Fighters%
  • Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: %cAdele%
  • Favorite Latin Artist: %cJennifer Lopez%
  • Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: %cCasting Crowns%
  • Special Achievement Award: %cKaty Perry%
2011 American Music Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals | Press Room

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