M Recap: 2012 American Music Awards!

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Hey M Girls,

Last night was one of the biggest nights of the year for some of our biggest stars -- the 2012 American Music Awards! And, as per usual, M has all of the juicy scoop from the biggest night of the year.

First off, let's chat about the elephant in the room: Jelena! Though Selena decided to pass on the event, Justin did escort another lovely lady -- his mom, Pattie...and he even brought her on stage! But, Sel didn't miss out on the entire night. According to different sources, she and JB met up after the event. Is there still hope for them? Only time will tell.

Let's get back to the AMAs themselves, though -- we think they were the best we've ever seen! Between amazing performances from our faves like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and more, neck-to-neck fights for the big awards and hot fashions, we were at the edge of our seats the whole time!

The big winner of the night was Justin Bieber, who totally recovered from a disappointing showing at September's VMAs by bringing home three trophies including "Artist Of The Year"! Other big winners were Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen -- woohoo! We have to admit though, we were pretty bummed that One Direction went home empty handed. But, there's always next year, boys! (Scroll down for the full list of winners!)

In case you missed the epic show, we've got you covered with some seriously awesome video highlights from the night!

Watch Justin Bieber perform "As Long As You Love Me" and "Beauty And A Beat" (notice how Nicki keeps in the line about Selena...)

Taylor Swift performs "I Knew You Were Trouble":

Carly Rae Jepsen performs "This Kiss":

The Wanted performs "I Found You":

Overall, it was a seriously incredible night -- we loved every second! Stay tuned to mmm-mag.com for our fashion round up!

Let's dish: -What was your favorite part of the American Music Awards? Are you happy for Justin? Which band or artist deserved an award that didn't receive one?

Photo: Startraks

Artist of the year: Justin Bieber

New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry

Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber

Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5

Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, "Believe"

Country female artist: Taylor Swift

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum

Country album: Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce

Soul/R&B male artist: Usher

Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"

Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park

Adult contemporary artist: Adele

Latin artist: Shakira

Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac

Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta

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