Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night’s American Music Awards.
The pop singer dominated the awards show, winning three trophies: artist of the year, pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album for his platinum-selling third album, “Believe.”
Bieber’s mentor, Usher, took home the award for favorite soul/R&B male artist.
Taylor Swift won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist.
Dick Clark, who created the AMAs, was remembered by Ryan Seacrest and an upbeat performance by Stevie Wonder.
Carly Rae Jepsen, who performed early in the night, won favorite new artist.
Carrie Underwood won best favorite country album and performed “Two Black Cadillacs.”Luke Bryan won favorite country male artist and Lady Antebellum favorite country group.
American Music Awards nominees were selected based on sales and airplay, and fans chose the winners by voting online.David Guetta won the show’s first-ever electronic dance music award. Non-televised awards went to Katy Perry for pop/rock female artist, Beyonce for soul/R&B female artist, Adele for adult contemporary artist and Shakira for Latin artist.