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Carrie Underwood was among the American Music Award winners Sunday night, with Blown Away taking home the prize for Favorite Country Album.

“This means so much to me because I really am so very proud of this album,” she said.

“I’d like to thank God for giving me the love for music and inspiration to make this album and for giving me the most amazing fans in the entire universe."

"I couldn’t love my life any more than I do right now.”

Pretty much sums up how we feel about her, and fellow Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. Carrie later debuted her new single, “Two Black Cadillacs." Watch:

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Carly Rae Jepsen won the New Artist of the Year trophy at last night American Music Awards.

She then set out to prove she was worthy of such an honor.

The 26-year old Canadian performed her very first hit and her latest single on stage, entertaining attendees with renditions of "Call Me Maybe" and "This Kiss."

Check them out for yourself now:

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There was very good news for Usher fans last night: the singer took to the stage at the American Music Awards.

However, there was also bad news: he kept his shirt on.

Still, the slick dancer and all-around incredible talent blew attendees away with a medley of “Numb,” “Climax,” and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.” Watch now:

Among other AMA acts last night:

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"Music is the soundtrack of our lives." - Dick Clark

Stevie Wonder performed a moving tribute at the 2012 American Music Awards last night, sharing fond memories of the late American Bandstand host.

Dick Clark passed away in April at age 82, making him the world's oldest teenager and proving that an individual's spirit far outlasts one's physical life span.

Watch Stevie's musical tribute and the touching AMA montage below:

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Kelly Clarkson spent the summer on tour, covering singles from artists such as Eminem and Adele.

But the singer took to the stage last night at the American Music Awards and turned the focus back on herself, performing an impressive array of tracks from her upcoming Greatest Hits album.

Standing in front of a makeshift American Idol panel, Clarkson kicked things off with "Miss Independent" and then launched into four minutes worth of fun.

Sit back and enjoy it all now:

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Nicki Minaj took a break from pretending to feud with Mariah Carey long enough to perform at the 2012 American Music Awards.

The eccentric singer - who won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" - took to the stage last night and performed a track off that CD.

Watch her cry "Freedom" now and then check out her duet at the ceremony with Justin Bieber:

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It's been a tough week for Justin Bieber.

The superstar singer her openly fought with Selena Gomez, leaving that relationship teetering on the edge.

And while fans may be toasting their split, the artist is screaming at the paparazzi and telling off the "haters," as he did upon accepting the trophy Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist at the American Music Awards last night.

Bieber then took to the stage and sang a pair of tracks: "As Long As You Love Me" and "Beauty And A Beat."

Watch the performances now:

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No Doubt was not among the 2012 American Music Awards winners last night, but the band served notice that they've still got plenty left after all these years.

They also eschewed any Cowboys-and-Indians getups for their live rendition of "Looking Hot."

Probably for the best.

No Doubt removed the music video for the hit song and apologized for its content earlier this fall. Fortunately last night, they let the music do the talking.

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The 2012 American Music Awards brought together the very best in music ... or at least the biggest names on teenagers' playlists. In any case, it was awesome!

EVERYONE was there, and the winners and performers included fan favorites from across the pop music spectrum. So who was Sunday's brightest standout?

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Not surprisingly, America proved it still has a bad case of Bieber Fever.

The teen dominated the AMAs, winning Artist of the Year and two other honors. Amid the ongoing Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez drama, his mom was his date.

"I wanted to thank you for always believing in me," he told Pattie Mallette, adding that it's "hard growing up with everyone watching me" and asked that people continue to.

Follow the jump for the full list of 2012 American Music Awards winners:

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Apple users unprepared to go back to the dark ages of regular texting, email or phone calls were collectively frustrated by FaceTime and iMessage not working Sunday.

iOS devices and Macs with OS X 10.6.6 or higher experienced a nearly five-hour outage, from 11:45 a.m. to 4:32 p.m. PT (2:45 to 7:45 p.m. ET) yesterday.

Steve Jobs Nation was not happy.

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The Cupertino, Calif. company’s instant message service and video-calling app's outages were confirmed by Apple, which said “users are unable to use” those functions.

The company’s status page now says, “Normal service is restored.” It’s unclear what caused it or whether any iPhone users contemplated suicide during this traumatic period.

Fortunately, Twitter was still up. #blessed

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