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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, nabbing the top trophy for the second time in her young career.
The country superstar beat contenders including Adele, who had the year's best-selling album with "21" and led all nominees with four.
Swift told the audience "This is crazy!" as she picked up her award.
It was her third win of the night. She also won favorite country album and favorite country female artist.
Complete list of winners at Sunday's 39th annual American Music Awards, presented at the Nokia Theatre:
- Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele
- Alternative Rock Artist: Foo Fighters
- Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
- Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
- Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton
- Country Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
- Country Album: Taylor Swift, "Speak Now"
- Latin Music Artist: Jennifer Lopez
- Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele
- Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars
- Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5
- Pop/Rock Album: Adele, "21"
- Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
- Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday"
- Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce
- Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
- Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, "Loud."
- Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
- New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae