The 2011 AMA Awards belonged to the gals; both Taylor Swift and Adele took home three awards each and Katy Perry earned a special award for being the first woman to have five #1 singles come from a single album. And all in all, on November 20, the hottest artists in music-at least for this year-gave surprised speeches and got jiggy with it on stage at the Nokia Theater in LA. Not a bad piece of entertainment for hanging out on the couch one night.
We have a tie…
Despite having won many awards multiple times, Taylor Swift admitted she didn’t know what to say when she won her first award of the evening, Favorite Female Country Artist, according to ACESHOWBIZ. This marks year number four that she can add a notch on her recording studio wall for winning in that category. Swift rounded out the 2011 AMA Awards by winning two more trophies for Favorite Country Album “Speak Now” and for Artist of the Year.
Tying for first place, British singer, Adele also had to make room in her car for three statues. If Taylor Swift counts as the darling of the country charts, then Adele reigns as queen of the contemporary and Pop categories. The British songbird took home the AMA for both Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. And when she nabbed the award for Favorite Pop Album “21”, she effectively tied with Swift for most wins at this year’s awards.
Hitting the mark at the 2011 AMA Awards
Bet you can’t stop yourself from tapping your toes and singing loudly when Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” wafts across the airwaves. Well, apparently, neither could anyone else. Nor could they resist the other four songs from the album that took the #1 spot on the Billboard chart: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), “California Gurls”, “Firework” and “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West). For this record-breaking feat, Perry earned a special award at the AMAs for the first female artist to have five #1 songs on a single album. Turns out that Teenage Dream was a dream come true for Perry.
But the 2011 AMA Awards weren’t all about the girls despite the dominance of the women at this year’s awards, a few men stood out at the awards as well. Justin Bieber got the crowd into the Christmas spirit by singing his song “Mistletoe” and Chris Brown sang “All Black.” Bruno Mars took home the statue for Pop/Rock Male Artist. Blake Shelton took home top honors for Favorite Country Male Artist. Favorite soul/ R&B went to Usher.
To see photos of the awards and to take a look at some of the other winners, check out Billboard.