Photos From the 2012 American Music Awards

Check out photos of your favorite celebrities and singers on the red carpet and during the 2012 AMAs.

24 photos
1/24
WireImage
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
2/24
Getty Images
It was a huge night for pop star Justin Bieber, who took home three awards including the top honor at the American Music Awards. Ke$ha performed her hit "Die Young," complete with shirtless dancers in skin-tight pants. Check out photos of your favorite celebrities and singers on the red carpet and during the 2012 AMAs.
3/24
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Justin Bieber, who won awards for artist of the year, favorite pop/rock artist and favorite pop/rock album, performed an acoustic set. During one of his acceptance speeches, he addressed "all the haters who thought that, you know, that maybe I was just here for one or two years."
4/24
Getty Images
2012 was another banner year for Taylor Swift. After winning the award for Best Country Female, Swift took to the stage to perform "I Knew You Were Trouble."
5/24
Getty Images
Usher also took the stage, kicking off the three-hour show with green laser lights as he performed a collection of songs, including “Numb,” ‘’Climax” and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” which featured a smoky floor and backup dancers.
6/24
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Carly Rae Jepsen brought her trademark smile to the American Music Awards. Jepsen had a huge 2012 with her breakthrough hit "Call Me Maybe."
7/24
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Lance Bass is known for his time with boy band N'Sync in the '90s, but his sense of style hasn't gotten old.
8/24
Getty Images
Singer Psy went Gangnam style at the 2012 AMAs. He performed the last music set of the night alongside MC Hammer, which was wildly appropriate.
9/24
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Sean Kingston's career continues to grow every year and his soulful sound definitely had a place at the AMAs.
10/24
John Shearer/Invision/AP
Cyndi Lauper may always be remembered as an '80s treasure, but she always has her hands in projects within the music industry.
11/24
Getty Images
TV personality Heidi Klum was as stunning as ever.
12/24
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Gwen Stefani and No Doubt performed "Looking Hot" at the AMAs.
13/24
Getty Images
Singer Kesha gets more attention for her unique vocal style, but she's just as beautiful as she is talented.
14/24
Getty Images
Carrie Underwood at the 40th American Music Awards.
15/24
Getty Images
Chris Brown rocked a leather jacket at the 2012 AMAs.
16/24
Getty Images
Nicki Minaj always garners media buzz with her fashion sense, and the AMAs were no exception.
17/24
Getty Images
Singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performed during the 40th American Music Awards.
18/24
John Shearer/Invision/AP
American pop and R&B artist Jordan Sparks glammed up the red carpet at the awards show.
19/24
John Shearer/Invision/AP
Pink rocked out on the red carpet, in a shimmering, metal-hued gown.
20/24
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Christina Aguilera, with her simple-yet-edgy hair cut, boosted the awards show's excitement.
21/24
John Shearer/Invision/AP
Ke$ha shimmered in a gold corset while performing "Die Young."
22/24
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Nicki Minaj performed "Freedom" on a stage perfect for a pink wonderland.
23/24
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Pink looked very sultry while performing "Try."
24/24
John Shearer/Invision/AP
Taylor Swift in a Renaissance-chic look while performing "I Knew You Were Trouble" off her latest album "Red."
Contact Us