The British singer Adele, who was nominated in four categories, won two awards, while Katy Perrywas recognized for making five of her singles become number one.
Lady Gaga did not receive any awards at the ceremony. Jennifer Lopez while she was elected the best Latin artist.
The American Music Awards have been given for almost 40 years and are defined by the sales figures and voting on the Internet.
List of winners
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift.
Best New Artist: Hot Chelle Rae.
Pop and rock
Best female artist: Adele.
Best male artist: Bruno Mars.
Best Group: Maroon 5.
Best Album: Adele – “21”.
Rap / Hip-Hop
Best Artist: Nicki Minaj.
Best Album: Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday”.
Soul / R & B
Best Male Artist: Usher.
Best female artist: Beyonce.
Best Album: Rihanna: “Loud”.
Best Female Artist: Taylor Swift.
Best male artist: Blake Shelton.
Best Group: Lady Antebellum.
Best Album: Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”.
Rock Alternative rock, favorite artists: Foo Fighters.
Adult contemporary music, favorite artist: Adele.
Favorite Latin artist: Jennifer Lopez