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"Taylor Swift and Adele Tops 2011 American Music Awards"2011 American Music Award winners have been announced, while Taylor Swift and Adele topped the winners list of the 39th Annual American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift and Adele have topped the winners list of 2011 American Music Awards that have been announced at the Nokia Theatre in Ls Angeles on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Taylor Swift and Adele bagged three trophies each at the event. The 21-year-old Billboard Woman of the Year has won the ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Favorite Country Female Artist’ and ‘Favorite Country Album’ for ‘Speak Now’, while the 23-year-old British singer won ‘Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist’, ‘Favorite Pop/Rock Album’ and ‘Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist’ at 39th Annual American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift outclassed the music stars like Adele, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry and Lil Wayne to win the top prize. She received the award from Vanessa Minnillo and Lionel Richie. Adele on other hand competed with the stars like Lady GaGa and Rihanna to bag ‘Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist’. However, she did not attend the show, as she is still recovering from her vocal cord surgery. Jenny McCarthy has received the awards on her behalf.

The ‘Speak Now’ singer and ‘21’ hit maker were followed by Nicki Minaj with two gongs at the event, winning the ‘Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album’. Usher, Casting Crowns, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton and Beyonce were the stars included among the award winning artists. Foo Fighters who won the ‘Favorite Alternative Artist’ award were not announced on the televised event. They overtook ‘The Black Keys’ and ‘Mumford & Sons’ for the award. Katy Perry won the ‘Special Achievement’ Award at the 2011 American Music Awards.

Check out the complete list of 2011 American Music Award winners:

1. Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

2. Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae

3. Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars

4. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele

5. Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maroon 5

6. Favorite Pop/Rock Album: “21” – Adele

7. Favorite Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton

8. Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

9. Favorite Country band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum

10. Favorite Country Album: “Speak Now” – Taylor Swift

11. Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

12. Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce Knowles

13. Favorite Soul/R&B Album: “Loud” – Rihanna

14. Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

15. Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: “Pink Friday” – Nicki Minaj

16. Favorite Alternative Artist: Foo Fighters

17. Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele

18. Favorite Latin Artist: Jennifer Lopez

19. Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
20. Special Achievement Award: Katy Perry

Special Achievement Award: Katy Perry

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