Adele and Taylor Swift win big at American Music Awards

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Adele and Taylor Swift were the big winners at the American Music Awards (AMAs) at the weekend.

Both ladies picked up three awards each, Adele winning in the rock/pop category for best album (21), best female and adult contemporary artist.

Taylor, the 21-year-old country star, beat Adele, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to win artist of the year.

"This is one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me," she said.

As well as artist of the year, Taylor won best female country artist and best country album, for Speak Now.

Justin Bieber, who won four AMAs at last year's ceremony, performed Mistletoe, from his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe.

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Justin Bieber performed on stage with dance act LMFAO

Rapper Nicky Minaj won best rap/hiphop artist and album - for Pink Friday.

In the soul/R&B category, Usher was best male, Beyonce best female and Rihanna won best album for Loud.