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The American Music Awards

Genres: Music, Award Shows, Specials

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Season 34

The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards) which honours outstanding achievements in the record industry.

The awards were created in 1973 by Dick Clark as competition to the Grammys. They are broadcast annually in the USA on ABC.

The American Music Awards airs in South Africa on M-Net the day after the awards ceremony in the USA.

The 34th Annual American Music Awards aired on M-Net on Wednesday 22 November 2006, at 21h00. The special was two hours long.

2006 Awards

Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, returns for the third time as host of the 2006 American Music Awards, which will be recorded in front of a live audience from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Actress Carmen Electra and platinum recording artist and actor Tyrese announced the nominees for the 2006 American Music Awards on September 19 at a press conference in Beverly Hills.

Twenty awards will be given out representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music.

Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the nominations with three nods each.

Carey, a nine-time American Music Award winner, was nominated for Favorite Female Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/Rhythm & Blues categories, as well as Favorite Album in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for The Emancipation of Mimi.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers received Pop/Rock nominations for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album for Stadium Arcadium, along with a nod for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Music Category.

Hip/Hop Funk sensation The Black Eyed Peas are up for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album for Monkey Business in the Rap/Hip Hop category, along with a nomination in the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for Favorite Band, Duo or Group.

Nickelback's hit album All the Right Reasons helped earn them three American Music Award nominations. The group is up for Favorite Album and Favorite Band, Duo or Group in the Pop/Rock category and will compete against the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Music category.

Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, T.I., Carrie Underwood and Kanye West each received two nominations.

2006 break-out artists Chamillionaire, Pussycat Dolls and Carrie Underwood are nominated for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist, which encompasses all genres of music.

2008 Nominees

POP/ROCK

Favorite Male Artist

Nick Lachey
Sean Paul
Kanye West

Favorite Female Artist

Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
Nelly Furtado

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Nickelback
Pussycat Dolls
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Album

All the Right Reasons - Nickelback
Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
High School Musical - Various Artists

COUNTRY

Favorite Male Artist

Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist

Faith Hill
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album

Legend of Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash
Greatest Hits Volume 2 - Tim McGraw
Me and My Gang - Rascal Flatts

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES

Favorite Male Artist

Chris Brown
Jamie Foxx
NE-YO

Favorite Female Artist

Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

The Black Eyed Peas
The Isley Brothers
Jagged Edge

Favorite Album

The Breakthrough - Mary J. Blige
The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey
Unpredictable - Jamie Foxx

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Male Artist

Eminem
T.I.
Kanye West

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

The Black Eyed Peas
Dem Franchize Boyz
Three 6 Mafia

Favorite Album

Monkey Business - The Black Eyed Peas
Curtain Call - Eminem
King - T.I.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Favorite Artist

Michael Bublé
Kelly Clarkson
Rob Thomas

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Nickelback
Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Daddy Yankee
Don Omar
Shakira

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist

Aly & AJ
Casting Crowns
Kirk Franklin

FAVORITE NEW BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALL GENRES)

Chamillionaire
Pussycat Dolls
Carrie Underwood

About the Awards

Winners of the American Music Awards are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, are sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc.

Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales.

Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are not announced until the envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.


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