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Full List of Winners and Photos from American Music Awards 2009, Plus Video of Adam Lambert's Controversial Performance

Girls and Guys Get Glam For the American Music Awards!

The American Music Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, celebrating the best in US music from the past 12 months! Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night, dominating the female categories and getting gongs for favourite artist in both pop and country categories as well as beating Michael Jackson to the huge award — Artist of the Year. Taylor's in London at the moment and missed the ceremony, but Michael's family Jermaine and Janet were at the ceremony and picked up the late singer's four awards.


Country act Gloriana were shocked to beat Lady GaGa to Breakthrough Artist award, while Twilight picked up yet another award for Favourite Soundtrack. Performers included Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady GaGa as well as a performance by Adam Lambert that's got everyone talking — see why under the cut!

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To see the full list of winners from the evening, more photos from the red carpet and the show, plus video of Adam Lambert's performance just read more.

POP OR ROCK MUSIC

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Michael Jackson

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift

FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
The Black Eyed Peas

FAVOURITE ALBUM
Michael Jackson, Number Ones

COUNTRY MUSIC

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Keith Urban

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift

FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Rascal Flatts

FAVOURITE ALBUM
Taylor Swift, Fearless

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Jay-Z

FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Black Eyed Peas

FAVOURITE ALBUM
Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Michael Jackson

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Beyonce

FAVOURITE ALBUM
Michael Jackson, Number Ones

SOUNDTRACKS

FAVOURITE ALBUM
The Twilight Soundtrack

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

FAVOURITE ARTIST
Green Day

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

FAVOURITE ARTIST
Taylor Swift

LATIN MUSIC

FAVOURITE ARTIST
Aventura

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

FAVOURITE ARTIST
Mary Mary

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Gloriana

INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Whitney Houston

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Images include: Sofia Vergara, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Alicia Keys, Pete Wentz, Leona Lewis, Adam Lambert, Paula Abdul, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Kate Hudson, Alex Rodriguez, Will.i.am, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kristen Bell, Selena Gomez, Leona Lewis, Dominic Monaghan, Mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Seth Green, Demi Lovato, Jay-Z, Toni Braxton, Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Alex Meraz, Gloriana, Drake, Ryan Seacrest, Whitney Houston, Jermaine Jackson, Candis Cayne, Shakira, Mike Dirnt, Nicole Kidman, Kris Allen, Nelly Furtado.

Check out more coverage of the ceremony over at InStyle UK!

Source: WireImage
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