If you were like some  of us, you might have missed the American Music Awards. While there is something very underwhelming about the AMAs, it’s still fun to dish about what the stars wore, who took home awards, and who delivered a show-stopping performance.

In typical awards show fashion, the stars showed up and showed out Sunday night. Nicki Minaj channeled Lady Gaga in a one-of-a-kind pink and gold, 3-D gown. While Will.I.Am refused to be outdone, paying homage to his childhood and rocking a hat and chain made entirely of Legos! Rihanna slayed the competition in a red lace dress which complemented her perfectly tousled, curly ‘do. And Keri Hilson looked absolutely stunning in a daring black croc-skinned mini dress (check out theYBF for more fierce photos).

The fashions were only a precursor to some hot performances. Rihanna opened the show with an a cappella performance of “Love the Way You Lie” and segued into a Caribbean-flavored medley of “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl.” Diddy’s “Dirty Money” also turned in another interesting performance with Diddy floating down in a cloud of smoke (and sporting a ‘90s Nino Brown-esque haircut) as he performed “Coming Home.” The AMAs also included performances by Pink, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Taylor Swith, Ne-Yo, Bon Jovi, and the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block united for a reunion performance.

Unlike other award shows, where a committee of insiders selects the winners, the American Music Awards is voted on by the people. And apparently, people love Just Bieber.

Even though the stars were out tonight, the evening belonged to the teen heartthrob. Justin Bieber swept the awards show taking home four awards, including the top spot, Artist of the Year. Bieber bested Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and his fairy Godfather, Usher, to take home the coveted award. The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Usher, and Rihanna also took home AMA bling last night.

Peep the full list of winners to see if your favorite artists took home an award.

Pop or Rock Music

  • Favorite Male Artist
  • Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Female Artist
  • Lady Gaga
  • Favorite Band, Duo or Group
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Favorite Album
  • Justin Bieber, My World 2.0

Country Music

  • Favorite Male Artist
  • Brad Paisley
  • Favorite Female Artist
  • Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Band, Duo or Group
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Favorite Album
  • Carrie Underwood, Play On

Rap/ Hip-Hop Music

  • Favorite Male Artist
  • Eminem
  • Favorite Album
  • Eminem, Recovery

Soul/ Rhythm & Blues Music

  • Favorite Male Artist
  • Usher
  • Favorite Female Artist
  • Rihanna
  • Favorite Album
  • Usher, Raymond v. Raymond

Soundtracks

  • Favorite Album
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Alternative Rock Music

  • Favorite Artist
  • Muse

Adult Contemporary Music

  • Favorite Artist
  • Michael Bublé

Latin Music

  • Favorite Artist
  • Shakira

Contemporary Inspirational

  • Favorite Artist
  • MercyMe

Artist of the Year

  • Justin Bieber

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist

  • Justin Bieber

What did you think of the show? Who was fab or drab at the AMAs? Sound Off!

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  • Gigi Young

    No mention of Christina Aguilera?

  • ahhh man, i thought i was gonna see pictures! hmph! ;(