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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:17:44 GMT | By Sean Plummer
The 2012 American Music Awards: Best and worst moments

New Artist of the Year: Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • P!nk (© Alexandra Wyman, Getty Images)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber (© Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
  • David Guetta (© Thomas Peter, Reuters)
  • Christina Aguilera (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
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  • Justin Bieber, Jenny McCarthy (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
  • Carrie Underwood (© Danny Moloshok, Reuters)
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Good on you, Carly Rae. Nine weeks at number one should earn you some accolades, and Jepsen was suitably humbled and grateful (ie. Canadian) in accepting her award from the Backstreet Boys, who may want to consider an alternative career in comedy if their comeback doesn't work out.