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<p>Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Nicki Minaj accepts the award for favorite rap/hip hop artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Nicki Minaj accepts the award for favorite rap/hip hop artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Nicki Minaj accepts the award for favorite rap/hip hop artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Pink performs "Try" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Pink performs "Try" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Pink performs "Try" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles,  November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Carrie Underwood accepts the award for favorite country album for "Blown Away" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Carrie Underwood accepts the award for favorite country album for "Blown Away" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Carrie Underwood accepts the award for favorite country album for "Blown Away" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Usher performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Usher performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Usher performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>No Doubt perform "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

No Doubt perform "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

No Doubt perform "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Taylor Swift performs "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Taylor Swift performs "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Taylor Swift performs "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>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, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

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, 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, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris perform "Everyday Birthday" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris perform "Everyday Birthday" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris perform "Everyday Birthday" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs "Burn It Down" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs "Burn It Down" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs "Burn It Down" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" with Nicki Minaj at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" with Nicki Minaj at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" with Nicki Minaj at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Justin Bieber accepts the award for artist of the year with his mother Pattie Mallette at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Justin Bieber accepts the award for artist of the year with his mother Pattie Mallette at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber accepts the award for artist of the year with his mother Pattie Mallette at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Nicki Minaj performs "Freedom" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Nicki Minaj performs "Freedom" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Nicki Minaj performs "Freedom" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Luke Bryan accepts the award for favorite country male artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Luke Bryan accepts the award for favorite country male artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Luke Bryan accepts the award for favorite country male artist at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs "Looking Hot" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

South Korean rapper Psy performs "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Carly Rae Jepsen accepts the award for new artist of the year at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Carly Rae Jepsen accepts the award for new artist of the year at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Carly Rae Jepsen accepts the award for new artist of the year at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Justin Bieber performs "Beauty and a Beat" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Kelly Clarkson performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Kelly Clarkson performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Kelly Clarkson performs a medley of songs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Stevie Wonder performs during a tribute to Dick Clark at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles,  November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Stevie Wonder performs during a tribute to Dick Clark at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Stevie Wonder performs during a tribute to Dick Clark at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Kesha performs "Die Young" at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Christina Aguilera performs at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>Lady Antebellum accept the award for favorite country band duo or group at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Lady Antebellum accept the award for favorite country band duo or group at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Lady Antebellum accept the award for favorite country band duo or group at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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