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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The 40th American Music Awards was held on November 18, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2012. It was broadcast live on ABC.

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Justin Bieber and Jenny McCarthy

Justin Bieber won all three of his nominations, Nicki Minaj won two and Rihanna won one of their four nominations, while Taylor Swift earned her 11th AMA.  See the complete list of winners:

The 36 countries represented in the Semi-Finals were drawn from six pots, based on voting patterns from the past years with a big show to kick-off the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest that took place at the Buta Palace in the host city Baku in Azerbaijan. Viewers of the actual contest can only vote for the other countries taking part in their country's respective Semi-Final. A Total of 26 countries took part in the final on Saturday May 26th, 2012 live from Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Click Here to See Videos of all Finalists

The Contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally.

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards aired live Sunday May 20, 2012 on ABC from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Katy Perry debuted her new song "Wide Awake" written for the forthcoming 3D "Katy Perry: Part of Me" film.  The star studded event included performances by: Justin Bieber, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown,  LMFAO, The Wanted, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, CeeLo Green and Nelly Furtado.

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This year's Billboard Icon Award was presented to Stevie Wonder, and Jordin Sparks and John Legend paid a special tribute to the late Whitney Houston.  Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina accept the Billboard Millenium Award on her behalf. 'Modern Family' Duo Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell hosted this year's Billboard Music Awards. Adele was the biggest winner taking home twelve trophies. LMFAO were the second top winners, grabbing six honors. Coldplay and Lil Wayne received four awards each. Taylor Swift was honored as "Woman of the Year."

Music's biggest night was rocked the day before of the event with news that the 48-year-old pop legend died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards was aired on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the entire music industry mourned the death of a superstar.

In Loving Memory

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston

August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards. Executive Producer of the Grammy Awards said: "We are all pretty devastated. It hit us pretty hard". "A lot of us who worked on the show worked with her a number of times, so it's a very sad day for us and it's going to be tough to recover from."

The winners of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards that took place Sunday August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles are:

  • Pop Music Video: Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends."
  • Rock video: Foo Fighters, "Walk."
  • Hip-hop video: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass."
  • Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
  • Male video: Justin Bieber, "U Smile."
  • Female video: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
  • Video with a message: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
  • Choreography: Beyonce, "Run the World (Girls)."
  • Editing: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
  • Special effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
  • Cinematography: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
  • Art direction: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
  • Direction: Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise."
  • Best new artist: Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers."
  • Video of the year: Katy Perry, "Firework."

 

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