Eminem Takes Home Two Awards at AMA’s
The Detroit MC led the way for rappers, as he was nominated for five awards, ultimately bringing home two. Em beat out B.o.B. and Drake twice, for both Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Recovery.
Justin Bieber, who cleaned up with four wins, showed love to Em during his acceptance speech for Favorite Pop/Rock Male, a category in which he beat Eminem and Usher. ”Truly I don’t know how this is possible because I’ve been singing Eminem since I was three and Usher is my mentor,” he said. “So this is big.”
Other notable moments included the Black Eyed Peas taking home the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Diddy-Dirty Money’s performance of the recent “I’m Coming Home” [Watch Below] and Nicki Minaj, whose debut album drops today, taking a break from presenting an award to tell the crowd to “give it up for Pink Friday.” —Adam Fleischer