Last night, Nicki Minaj scored big at the 2011 American Music Awards, taking home a pair of trophies in the two Hip Hop categories.
The Young Money rapstress, who opened the show with a performance of “Turn Me On” and “Super Bass” alongside David Guetta, swept in the Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album category, beating Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV. She also picked up top honors in Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, triumphing over ‘Ye and Weezy.
Beyoncé checked in with a pre-recorded segment to thank her fans after winning Favorite R&B Female Artist over Rihanna and Kelly Rowland. RiRi followed suit, checking in with a pre-taped acceptance speech after scoring Favorite Soul/R&B Album for last year’s LOUD over Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. and Beyoncé’s 4.
Check the full list of winners below (via Rap-Up).
2011 American Music Awards Winners
POP or ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist – Adele
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5
Favorite Album – Adele – 21
Favorite Male Artist – Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album – Taylor Swift – Speak Now
Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist – Usher
Favorite Female Artist – Beyoncé
Favorite Album – Rihanna – LOUD
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Foo Fighters
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist – Adele
Favorite Artist – Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Artist – Casting Crowns
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