Justin Bieber wins three American Music Awards

  • 19 November 2012
Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has taken home all three prizes he was up for at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The Canadian singer won artist of the year, favourite pop/rock male artist and favourite pop/rock album for Believe.

Image caption Justin Bieber and his mum Pattie

He dragged his mum on stage in Los Angeles to collect the biggest award of the night, artist of the year.

Bieber said to his mother: "I want to thank you for just always believing in me." Awww, so cute!

Nicki Minaj was the other big winner, taking home two awards - rap/hip-hop album and favourite rap/hip-hop artist.

One Direction were nominated for three awards but came away empty-handed.