In as few words as possible, the American Music Awards were handed out, and as usual, it was overblown, overproduced and full of performances. Then, it ended with that Gangnam thing taking over the stage
But, hey, it's been 40 years, and it also showed highlights and paid tribute to the show's creator, Dick Clark.
Justin Bieber had a big night and as he was handed the Artist of the Year award, he seemed very touched by it all. He was at a loss for words, but he wasn't after he won the other two. He gave a shout out to "all the haters" and then went on to have a memorable evening.
As for the night, which just wrapped up in Los Angeles (Nov. 18), Bieber believers came through as he won three.
For a list of the nominations and the idea that these awards may have seen better days, head here.
WinnersARTIST OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber, “Believe”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Not all the awards listed here were handed out during the live broadcast on ABC.