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The American Music Awards marked its 40th anniversary Sunday night from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles -- and the passing of its creator, Dick Clark -- with a ceremony that looked back while it celebrated this year's winners. The show mixed vintage clips of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson with fresh performances and multiple product-placement ads for the sponsor's tablet device.
The love was spread around very evenly awards-wise, with only Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj snagging more than one trophy. The Bieb took home top honors in the Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist and Favorite Pop-Rock Album for Believe, while Nicki notched wins in the Favorite Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop album categories.
Clark, who passed away in spring, was also the recipient of plenty of affection -- wrapped up nicely in a video tribute soundtracked by Stevie Wonder, who performed his hits "Jammin'," "My Cherie Amour" and "Sir Duke."
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS