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Highlights from the American Music Awards

* Adele picks up three awards, but loses artist of year

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Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Chris Brown performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Enrique Iglesias performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Alanis Morissette walks onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrive at the American Music Awards, in Los Angeles, California, on November 20, 2011.

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Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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Rapper Drake performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Justin Bieber performs at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

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Singer Christina Aguilera performs with rock band Maroon 5 at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

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Singer Jennifer Lopez performs with will.i.am (not pictured) at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

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Singer Katy Perry performs at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011

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