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Maroon 5, Taylor Swift win early at 39th annual American Music Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift have the right moves at the American Music Awards.
The band led by singer Adam Levine and the country princess picked up the first trophies at Sunday's ceremony, for favorite pop-rock band/duo/group and country female artist, respectively.
Nicki Minaj launched the 39th annual fan-favorite ceremony with a performance featuring tethered back-up dancers, stilt-walking robots and super-producer David Guetta emerging from behind a pillar of speakers. The pink-haired singer kicked off the show with "Turn Me On" before launching into "Super Bass."
Adele leads the nominees with four nods at this year's AMAs, which honor music artists based on online votes.
Other top nominees include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna and The Band Perry, who have three bids apiece.