Justin Bieber, Usher Win Big at 2010 American Music Awards

By Dave Paris on November 22, 2010

Justin Bieber, American Music Awards, AMAs, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber made history at Sunday night's American Music Awards, becoming the youngest star to win the coveted Artist of the Year trophy.

It was one of four honors for the 16-year-old Canadian teen idol, who also won for Favorite Pop Album, Breakthrough Artist and Favorite Male Pop Artist.

"I'm from the smallest town in the world of, like, 30,000 people," Bieber told the crowd as he accepted the Breakthrough Artist award. "I never thought this was possible."

In picking up his first-ever AMA trophies, Bieber outlasted his protégé Usher, who still managed to win twice for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for Raymond v. Raymond.

View gallery: American Music Awards 2010 Red Carpet Photos

Eminem also won twice, earning honors for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Recovery.

The 38th annual ceremony, held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, was packed with live performances. Rihanna opened the show with a powerful medley of "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)," "What's My Name," and "Only Girl in the World." Other highlights included Katy Perry lighting up the stage with "Firework" and Christina Aguilera performing "Express" from her upcoming film Burlesque.

The AMAs closed with a joint performance featuring New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.

2010 American Music Awards Winners List:

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady Gaga

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber - My World 2.0

Favorite Country Music Male Artist: Brad Paisley

Favorite Country Music Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Country Music Album: Carrie Underwood - Play On

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist: Eminem

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Eminem – Recovery

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Usher - Raymond v. Raymond

Favorite Soundtrack: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist: Muse

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe

Favorite Latin Music Artist: Shakira

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Michael Buble