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The 39th Annual American Music Awards was held on November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.[1] The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2011. Nominees were announced on October 11, 2011.[2] The awards ceremony was host-free and was broadcast on ABC.[3]Taylor Swift and Adele were the big winners of the night picking up three awards in total.[4][5][6]

39th Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards of 2011 logo
DateNovember 20, 2011
LocationNokia Theatre L.A. Live,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Most awardsAdele and Taylor Swift (3 each)
Most nominationsAdele (4)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime129 minutes
Viewership12 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions



Winners and nomineesEdit


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  2. ^ "Lady Gaga, Adele Lead American Music Awards Noms". Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Chris Brown, LMFAO Join American Music Awards Lineup". Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "AMAs 2011: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Win Big on Ladies' Night". November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Shining stars Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson step out in glimmering metallic gowns at AMA's". Daily Mail. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Taylor Swift wins 3 trophies at AMAs". Houston Chronicle. November 20, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Gym Class Heroes, Lil Jon, Jennifer Lopez, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and to Perform at "The 2011 American Music Awards"". PR Newswire. November 15, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2017.