Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:51 pm
AP PHOTOS: Bieber, Minaj, Swift win at AMAs
By The Associated Press
Beiber won favorite pop/rock male artist in the first award handed out and gave a shout-out to those who didn't think he would last on the music scene.
Taylor Swift won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist.
Nicki Minaj was also a consecutive winner, picking up her second trophy for favorite rap/hip-hop album for "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."
Usher kicked off the three-hour show with green laser lights beaming onstage as he performed a medley of songs, including "Numb," "Climax" and "Can't Stop, Won't Stop."
Here are some scenes from the awards show: