taylor swift adele amas winners American Music Awards 2011 winners: Taylor Swift, Adele take home the big awardsTaylor Swift and Adele were among the big winners for the 2011 American Music Awards. Swifty took home Artist of the Year, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Female Country Artist, while Adele took home Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

The complete winners list is as follows:

Artist of the Year

Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock):
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock):

Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Pop/Rock):
Maroon 5

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock):
Adele, “21”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Rihanna, “Loud”

Favorite Album (Country):
Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
The Band Perry, “The Band Perry”
Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Favorite Male Artist (Country):
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist (Country):
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Country):

The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop):

Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop):
Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Watch the Throne”
Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter IV”
Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”

Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B):
Chris Brown
Trey Song

Favorite Female Artist (Soul/R&B):
Kelly Rowland

Favorite Album (Soul/R&B):
Beyonce, “4”
Chris Brown, “F.A.M.E.”
Rihanna, “Loud”

Favorite Band (Alt Rock):
The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary):

Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist (Latin):
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Artist (Contemporary Inspirational Artist):
Casting Crowns

Third Day

Sprint New Artist of the Year
Hot Chelle Rae
The Band Perry
Wiz Khalifa

Special Achievement Award: Katy Perry

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