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  • PSY: This Korean rapper’s journey to success is rather wacky. His "Gangnam Style" music video went viral and climbed to No. 1 on radio stations and went on to beat Justin Bieber as the most played video on YouTube. He also performed the song at the American Music Awards.Reuters

Teen pop star Justin Bieber stole the show at the 40th American Music Awards 2012 (AMA) on Sunday night, walking away with three awards including the top award - Artist of the Year - beating Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

Justin Bieber bagged awards - Artist of the Year, Pop/Rock Favourite Male Artist and Pop/Rock Favourite Album for "Believe".

[PHOTOS OF CELEBRITIES AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012]

Other artiste, who walked away with multiple awards, was rapper Nicki Minaj. She bagged two awards - Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.

The other winners at the AMA 2012 include Taylor Swift - country female artist, Rihanna - Soul/R&B album, Katy Perry - pop/rock female artist, Carly Rae Jepsen - new artist of the year, Maroon 5 - pop/rock band, duo or group and Adele - Adult contemporary artist.

Here is the complete list of the winners at the American Music Awards 2012:

[PHOTOS OF CELEBRITIES AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber

Favourite Album - Pop/Rock: Justin Bieber - Believe

Favourite Male Artist - Country: Luke Bryan

Favourite Female Artist - Country: Taylor Swift

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Country: Lady Antebellum

Favourite Album - Country: Carrie Underwood - Blown Away

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj

Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B: Usher

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock: Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM): David Guetta

Favourite Female Artist - Pop / Rock: Katy Perry

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Pop / Rock: Maroon 5

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B: Beyonce

Favourite Album - Soul/R&B: Rihanna, Talk That Talk

Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary: Adele

Favourite Artist - Latin: Shakira

Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational: tobyMac

[PHOTOS OF CELEBRITIES AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012