Buzz Bites (10/19/12): Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Score Big At American Music Awards

Justin Bieber won three AMAs and gave a killer performance last night.

+ The American Music Awards aired last night. Congrats to Justin Bieber, who took home Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock. Taylor Swift nabbed Favorite Female Artist – Country, and Nicki Minaj scored Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop. View the winners list. (MTV News)

+ Besides the actual awards, the AMAs featured some eye-catching performances. Watch teasers of Ke$ha‘s ”Die Young,” Taylor Swift‘s ”I Knew You Were Trouble,” and Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj grooving to “Beauty And A Beat.” The show culminated with a surprise mashup/performance of Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” and MC Hammer‘s “Too Legit to Quit.” (MTV News)

+ Will.i.am and Britney Spears have teamed up for a new song called “Scream & Shout.” The single debuts on radio today, and their video for the tune will premiere during “The X Factor” on Thanksgiving evening. (Billboard)

+ Rihanna‘s “777″ tour is in full swing, and MTV’s been along for the ride. Catch a glimpse of what we missed at her relatively intimate show in Paris. (MTV News)

+ Watch Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Celine Dion, and others pay tribute to Whitney Houston during “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston,” which aired Friday. (Rap-Up)

+ Check out Miguel going a bit off script (and bouncing off a couch) during his performance of “Do You” from Friday’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” (Rap-Up)

+ Some of hip-hop and R&B’s finest gathered in Chicago for Big Jam 2012 over the weekend. Take a look at performances by Usher, R. Kelly, Rick Ross, Kelly Rowland, and Keyshia Cole from the event. (Rap-Up)

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