'American Music Awards' winners & performance photos

Adele and Taylor Swift were big winners at "The 2011 American Music Awards" Sunday night, each earning three awards for the night. Nicki Minaj won two awards, making it something of a ladies night. Swift was named Artists of the Year, Country Female Artist and "Speak Now" won Country Album. Adele was named Adult Contemporary Artist, Pop/Rock Female Artist and her "21" won Pop/Rock Album. Minaj was named Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and "Pink Friday' won Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Below are the rest of the winners, and a gallery of performers from Sunday's ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in LA. Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5 Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, "Loud." New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae Curt Wagner, RedEye's Show Patrol GALLERY: Red Carpet photos
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