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Eminem, Rihanna and Usher won big last night at the 2010 American Music Awards.

Rihanna opened the show with a performance of her hit singles “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl” before taking home the award for ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist’ presented to her by Nicki Minaj, who she slapped on the behind while walking off stage.

Usher also took to the stage to perform his dance/pop hit “OMG” and took home two AMAs for ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Album’ and ‘Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.’

Eminem, who did not attend last night’s ceremony, won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for “Recovery.” and his Black Eyed Peas took home the award for Favorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group before performing their new single “This Time (The Dirty Bit).”


Check out the rest of the winners for last night’s American Music Awards.

Artist of the Year

Justin Bieber

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist

Justin Bieber

Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock

Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock

Lady Gaga

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock

The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock

Justin BieberMy World 2.0

Favorite Male Artist, Country

Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist, Country

Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country

Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album, Country

Carrie UnderwoodPlay On

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B


Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B


Favorite Album, Soul/R&B

Usher Raymond v. Raymond

Favorite Male Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop


Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop


Favorite Artist, Latin Music


Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music


Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music

Michael Bublé

Favorite Album, Soundtracks

Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational