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Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop/rock male at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop/rock male at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop/rock male at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Actor Eric Stonestreet, from the sitcom "Modern Family," presents the award for favorite country female artist to Taylor Swift at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Actor Eric Stonestreet, from the sitcom "Modern Family," presents the award for favorite country female artist to Taylor Swift at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Actor Eric Stonestreet, from the sitcom "Modern Family," presents the award for favorite country female artist to Taylor Swift at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite country female artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite country female artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite country female artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite pop rock album for "Believe" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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