The 2012 American Music Awards have come and gone for another year but not without leaving behind plenty of headline fodder. This year, ‘90s ‘Can’t Touch This’ rapper MC Hammer joined Korean pop sensation Psy on stage to close the night with a mash-up of 'Gangnam Style' and Hammer’s ‘2 Legit (2 Quit)’. The result speaks for itself …
On the red carpet, Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj probably could've used some fashion guidance from Taylor Swift, who looked stunning in her gold-laced gown.
Justin Bieber played the good-son card, opting to bring his mum to this year's proceedings.
The show itself saw live performances from Linkin Park, Usher, Pink, Nicki Minaj, Biebz and Christina Aguilera which, oddly, also looks a lot like the list of winners.
The winner of Artist of the Year was Justin Bieber, who was strongly tipped to take the gong.
Usher took out the Best Soul / R&B Artist award, while Linkin Park got the Best Alternative Group nod (really?).
Best pop/rock album also went to Justin Bieber for Believe which was pretty much a shoo-in. Favorite rap hip-hop artist went to Nicki Minaj and we're glad, because that outfit did her her career no favours.