ASCAP "We Create Music"
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS
ACE / Repertory Find Titles, Writers & Publishers and more Find Titles, Writers, Publishers and more
Search ASCAP.com
 
Search ASCAP.com
November 20, 2012

ASCAP Music Reigns at the 2012 American Music Awards

On November 18th, America declared its love for ASCAP music. ASCAP songwriters and producers took 13 categories at the 40th annual American Music Awards, voted on by music listeners and the general public.

A few highlights: ASCAP pop music icon Justin Bieber was the night's biggest victor, going home with three trophies including Artist of the Year. Carrie Underwood's Blown Away won Country Album of the Year, bolstered by the talents of the nine ASCAP songwriters who wrote or co-wrote every song on the album. Dozens of ASCAP songwriters and producers contributed to Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna's AMA-winning albums, and SACEM/ASCAP member David Guetta won the AMAs' first-ever Best Electronic Dance Music award.




All in all another terrific year for our writers at the AMAs, and a confirmation of the pre-eminence of ASCAP music within popular culture.

Congratulations to all of our AMA winners!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber

OLD NAVY NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen (SOCAN)

FAVORITE POP/ROCK MALE ARTIST
Justin Bieber

FAVORITE POP/ROCK FEMALE ARTIST
Katy Perry

FAVORITE POP/ROCK BAND/DUO/GROUP
Maroon 5

FAVORITE POP/ROCK ALBUM
Believe - Justin Bieber

ASCAP writers/producers:

Nasri Atweh (SOCAN)
Justin Bieber
Big Sean
Diplo
Antonio Dixon
Berry Gordy
Savan Kotecha
Mason "MdL" Levy
Ludacris
Thomas Lumpkins
Max Martin (STIM)
Alphonso Mizell
Nius
Freddie Perren
Mike Posner
Ariel Rechtshaid
Travis Sayles
soFLY
Zedd (GEMA)

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY BAND/DUO/GROUP
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

ASCAP songwriters:

Dave Berg
Chris DeStefano
Ashley Gorley
Josh Kear
Robert John "Mutt" Lange (PRS)
Hillary Lindsey
Gordie Sampson
Chris Tompkins
Ryan Tedder

FAVORITE RAP/HIP-HOP ALBUM
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj

ASCAP songwriters/producers:
2 Chainz
BlackOut
Cirkut
Moses Davis (PRS)
Björn Djupström (STIM)
Dr. Luke
Carl Falk (STIM)
Leah Haywood (APRA)
Daniel James (APRA)
Larry Nacht
Alex Papaconstantinou (STIM)
Garrick "Smitty" Smith
Vincent Venditto
Rami Yacoub (STIM)

FAVORITE SOUL/R&B MALE ARTIST
Usher

FAVORITE SOUL/R&B FEMALE ARTIST
Beyoncé

FAVORITE SOUL/R&B ALBUM
Talk That Talk - Rihanna

ASCAP songwriters/producers:

Anthony Best
Cirkut
Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)
Diddy
Dr. Luke
Mikkel Eriksen (Stargate)
Calvin Harris (PRS)
Tor Hermansen (Stargate)
John Hill
Alju Jackson
Jay-Z
Knife Party (PRS)
Terius "The-Dream" Nash
No I.D.
Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)
Candice Pillay
Kevin Randolph
Priscilla Renea
Biggie Smalls
The xx (PRS)

FAVORITE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
David Guetta (SACEM)

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

David Guetta

David Guetta

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Usher

Usher