The 2011 American Music Awards featured a slew of winners, with undoubtably Taylor Swift leading the pack. Not only did the pop / country starlet take home three wins, but one included the most prestigious of the evening -- the Artist of the Year award.

Nick Minaj was close behind with two -- beating out rhyme spitters Weezy, Hov, and Ye for favorite hip-hop artist and album. Although not in attendance due to throat surgery, Adele snagged three awards in the pop /rock category. Also absent this evening was Rihanna and Beyonce, who both earned R&B accolades. Check out the entire lists of 2011 American Music Award winners below:

2011 American Music Award Winners:

Pop/ Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5 -- WINNER!

Favorite Female Country Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift -- WINNER!

Favorite Country Album
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
Taylor Swift – Speak Now -- WINNER!
The Band Perry – The Band Perry

Favorite Country Band, Duo Or Group
Lady Antebellum -- WINNER!
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
Rihanna – Loud -- WINNER!
Beyoncé – 4

Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Song
Usher -- WINNER!

Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist
Beyonce -- WINNER!
Kelly Rowland

Favorite Pop / Rock Male:
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars -- WINNER!

Favorite Pop / Rock Female:
Adele -- WINNER!
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Pop / Rock Band:
Maroon 5 -- WINNER!

Favorite Pop / Rock Album:
Adele, ’21′ -- WINNER!
Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’
Rihanna, ‘Loud’

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist:
Adele -- WINNER!
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Favorite Alt Rock Band:
The Black Keys
Foo Fighters -- WINNER!
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj -- WINNER!
Kanye West

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
Jay-Z & Kanye West, ‘Watch the Throne’
Lil Wayne, ‘Tha Carter IV’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Pink Friday’ -- WINNER!

Sprint New Artist of the Year
Foster the People
Hot Chelle Rae -- WINNER!
The Band Perry
Thompson Square
Marsha Ambrosius
Wiz Khalifa

Favorite Latin Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez -- WINNER!

Artist of the Year:
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift -- WINNER!