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The American Music Awards

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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 37th Annual American Music Awards aired on M-Net on Monday 23 November 2009, at 21h30. The special was two hours long.

2009 Awards

Recording artists Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert and Snoop Dogg revealed the American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees on Tuesday 13 October, 2009 from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

For the third year, winners were determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com and www.amavote.com, the official voting locations.

Artists were honoured in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.

Taylor Swift lead the nominations race this year with six (6) total nominations, Michael Jackson followed with five (5) nominations, Eminem followed with four (4) nominations and Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and T.I. collected three (3) nominations.

Lady Gaga, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift made up the roster of 2009 Artist of the Year nominees.

Performers

Adam Lambert
Alicia Keys
Black Eyed Peas
Carrie Underwood
Daughtry
Eminem
Green Day
Jay-Z
Jennifer Lopez
Keith Urban
Kelly Clarkson
Lady GaGa
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Shakira

2009 Winners

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Eminem
Michael Jackson
T.I.

Favorite Female Artist

Beyonce
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Nickelback

Favorite Album

Lady Gaga / Fame
Michael Jackson / Number Ones
Taylor Swift / Fearless

COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Jason Aldean
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist

Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Album

Rascal Flatts/ Unstoppable
Taylor Swift / Fearless
Zac Brown Band / Foundation

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Eminem
Jay-Z
T.I.

Favorite Album

Eminem / Relapse
Jay-Z / Blueprint 3
T.I. / Paper Trail

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Jamie Foxx
Michael Jackson
Maxwell

Favorite Female Artist

Beyonce
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Black Eyed Peas
Day26
Mary Mary

Favorite Album

Beyonce / I AmSasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas / The E.N.D.
Michael Jackson / Number Ones

SOUNDTRACKS

Favorite Album

Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana 3
Twilight Soundtrack

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Green Day
Kings of Leon
Shinedown

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Daughtry
Jason Mraz
Taylor Swift

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Aventura
Luis Fonsi
Wisin Y Yandel

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist

Jeremy Camp
Brandon Heath
Mary Mary

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Pop/Rock Breakthrough Artist

Kings of Leon
Lady Gaga

Country Breakthrough Artist

Gloriana
Zac Brown Band

Soul/R&B Breakthrough Artist

Keri Hilson
Jermiah

Rap/Hip-Hop Breakthrough Artist

Drake
Kid Cudi

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alternative - Kings of Leon
Country - Taylor Swift
Pop/Rock - Lady Gaga
Rap/Hip-Hop - Eminem
Soul/R&B - Michael Jackson

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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