LOS ANGELES, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Justin Bieber won the artist
of the year award on Sunday - the top prize at the American
Bieber, 18, also took home the trophy for favorite pop/rock
male artists, while Carly Rae Jepsen won best new artist. Katy
Perry was named best pop/rock female artist at the annual
ceremony in Los Angeles.
The winners of the American Music Awards, founded 40 years
ago as an alternative to the Grammys, are chosen entirely by
fans who vote online for their favorites across pop, rock,
country, hip hop, R&B and electronic dance music.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; editing by Christopher Wilson)