40th American Music Awards Performers & Winners & Bieber Thanks “Haters” (Videos)

The 2012 American Music Awards was opened with Usher singing a medley of some of his current hits including “Climax” “Dive In” and more. Check out his and all the performances of your favorite artists.

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris joined together for “Everyday Birthday”.

Nicki Minaj performed new single “Freedom”. The raptress even brought out a choir.

Psy “Gangnam Style” with MC Hammer as his special guest.

Pink gave an amazing performance of new single “Try”

Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Kelly Clarkson did a medley of some of top hits over the span of ten years. She’s gearing to release a greatest hits album.

Pitball “Don’t Stop The Party/Feel The Moment”

Carly Rae Jepsen “This Kiss/Call Me Maybe”

The Wanted “I Found You”

Don’t you just loveLinkin Park! Here they are with “Burn It Down”.

No Doubt “Looking Hot”

Justin Bieber medley sings and raps single “As Long As You Love Me” & was even joined by Nicki Minaj.

Bieber, who was the biggest winner of the night, also made sure to thank his “haters” on his first win for ‘Best Pop/Rock Male Artist’ at last night’s AMAs

List of Winners

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber

New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry

Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber

Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5

Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, “Believe”

Country female artist: Taylor Swift

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum

Country album: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B male artist: Usher

Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”

Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park

Adult contemporary artist: Adele

Latin artist: Shakira

Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac

Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

List source: NY Daily News.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)