2008 American Music Awards winners

Monday, November 24, 2008
By Abbey Khan
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If you missed the 2008 American Music Awards, here are just some of the highlights. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the 5th consecutive year. Beyonce, The Jonas Brothers, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna put on some amazing performances. Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah sang duets as did Sarah McLaughlin and Pink. Birthday girl, Miley Cyrus, celebrated her Sweet 16 backstage. Britney Spears was a no-show, but her ex, Justin Timberlake made an appearance to present Annie Lennox with the “Award of Merit.”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown

POP/ ROCK MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Daughtry

FAVORITE ALBUM
Alicia Keys – As I Am

COUNTRY MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Brad Paisley

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM
Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Kanye West

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Three 6 Mafia

FAVORITE ALBUM
Kayne West – Graduation

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM
Alicia Keys – As I Am

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
FAVORITE ARTIST
Jordin Sparks

SOUNDTRACKS
FAVORITE ALBUM
Alvin And The Chipmunks

LATIN MUSIC
FAVORITE ARTIST
Enrique Iglesias

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Jonas Brothers

AWARD OF MERIT
Annie Lennox

Honorary Award
Mariah Carey


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