List: 2012 American Music Awards winners

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Justin Bieber is thanking his haters.

The 18-year-old won favorite pop/rock male artist (see full list of winners below) at Sunday's American Music Awards and gave a shout-out to those who didn't think he would last on the music scene.

He dedicated the award to "all the haters" who said he wouldn't last. Bieber won the night's first award and is also set to perform at the three-hour show.

Usher kicked off the AMAs with green laser lights beaming onstage as he performed a medley of songs, including "Numb," ''Climax" and "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," which featured a smoky floor and a number of backup dancers, as Usher jammed in all black, with the exception of his red shoes.

MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber - WINNER

Drake

Maroon 5

Katy Perry

Rihanna

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NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole

fun.

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen - WINNER

One Direction

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FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber - WINNER

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Usher

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FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK

Kelly Clarkson

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry - WINNER

Rihanna

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FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK

fun.

Maroon 5 - WINNER

One Direction

The Wanted

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FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber /Believe - WINNER

Maroon 5/Overexposed

Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

One Direction/Up All Night

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FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan - WINNER

Eric Church

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FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift - WINNER

Carrie Underwood

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FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum - WINNER

Rascal Flatts

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FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY

Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines

Lionel Richie/Tuskegee

Carrie Underwood/Blown Away - WINNER

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FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake

Nicki Minaj - WINNER

Tyga

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FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story

Drake/Take Care

Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - WINNER

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FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher - WINNER

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FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé - WINNER

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

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FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown/Fortune

Rihanna/Talk That Talk - WINNER

Usher/Looking 4 Myself

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FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK

The Black Keys

Gotye

Linkin Park - WINNER

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FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele - WINNER

Kelly Clarkson

Train

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FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

Don Omar

Pitbull

Shakira - WINNER

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FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp

Newsboys

tobyMac - WINNER

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FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta - WINNER

Calvin Harris

Skrillex

Associated Press

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