Hip Hop star Eminem, Barbadian popstar Rihanna and R&B singer Usher were among the big winners at Sunday night 2010 American Music Awards.
Justin Bieber was the overall ruler of the awards with two major awards given to the teen pop sensation.
Rihanna opened the show with a performance of her hit singles “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl” before taking home the award for ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist’ presented to her by Nicki Minaj, who she slapped on the behind while walking off stage.
Eminem, who did not attend last night’s ceremony, won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Recovery.”
Usher also took to the stage to perform his dance/pop hit “OMG” and took home two AMAs for ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Album’ and ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.’
Will.i.am and his Black Eyed Peas took home the award for Favorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group before performing their new single “This Time (The Dirty Bit).”
See the full list of winners for the 2010 American Music Awards.
Artist of the Year
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist
Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock
Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock
The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album, Pop or Rock
Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
Favorite Male Artist, Country
Favorite Female Artist, Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
Favorite Album, Country
Carrie Underwood – Play On
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Usher – Raymond v. Raymond
Favorite Male Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem – Recovery
Favorite Artist, Latin Music
Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music
Favorite Album, Soundtracks
Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational