Another year, another American Music Awards. The Billboard-sponsored event deemed erstwhile pre-teen sensation Justin Bieber Artist of the Year, while the Best New Artist award went to the Call Me Maybe songstress Carly Rae Jepsen

As usual, no big surprises were forthcoming during the telecast, though MC Hammer did make an appearance alongside Korean novelty hit-maker PSY for a rousing rendition of this year's Macarena, Gangnam Style, mixed with a little bit of 2 Legit 2 Quit. 

Perhaps the best moment of the night came early, when Bieber cited his newly-aquired American Music Award as proof that he's got staying power. 

"This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time,"  said a remarkably deluded Bieber. 

The American Music Awards were dreamed up by the late Dick Clark in 1973 after ABC lost the television rights to the Grammy Awards ceremony. Unlike the Grammy's, which are awarded based on artistic merit as judged by music industry professionals, AMA winners are chosen by a survey of music buyers, radio airplay, and social media trending. The awards have been widely criticized over the years for an overemphasis on sales and short-lived record buying trends. 

Below, check out the complete list of winners and (if you care) the PSY/MC Hammer performance. 

 

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR  Justin Bieber

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  Carly Rae Jepsen

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK  Justin Bieber

FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK  Katy Perry

BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK  Maroon 5

ALBUM – POP/ROCK » Justin Bieber, "Believe"

MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Luke Bryan

FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY  Taylor Swift

BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY  Lady Antebellum

ALBUM – COUNTRY  Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"

ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP Nicki Minaj

ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP Nicki Minaj  , "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B  Usher

FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B  Beyonce

ALBUM – SOUL/R&B  Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"

ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK  Linkin Park

ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY  Adele

ARTIST – LATIN  Shakira

ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL  tobyMac

ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC  David Guetta