Winners From The 34th Annual American Music Awards
November 22, 2006 at 5:53 AM (PT)
THE BLACK EYED PEAS were big winners at the 2006 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, taking home three awards. The event, held last night (11/21) at LOS ANGELES' SHRINE AUDITORIUM, was broadcast live on ABC. THE BLACK EYED PEAS, who accepted their awards via satellite from COSTA RICA, were named FAVORITE GROUP in the SOUL/R&B and RAP/HIP-HOP categories and won for FAVORITE ALBUM ("Monkey Business") in the RAP/HIP-HOP catagory.
JIMMY KIMMEL hosted the 34th annual ceremony, which had RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RASCAL FLATTS, MARY J. BLIGE and KELLY CLARKSON winning multiple awards.
The CHILI PEPPERS won FAVORITE POP/ROCK BAND and FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ARTIST. RASCAL FLATTS was the winner for FAVORITE COUNTRY BAND and the T-MOBILE TEXT-IN AWARD, voted on by the public during the show's broadcast. BLIGE took home honors for FAVORITE FEMALE SOUL/R&B ARTIST and FAVORITE SOUL/R&B ALBUM ("The Breakthrough"). KELLY CLARKSON won FAVORITE FEMALE POP/ROCK ARTIST and FAVORITE ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST.
The show featured live performances from BEYONCE, LIONEL RICHIE, JAY-Z, FALL OUT BOY, GWEN STEFANI, BARRY MANILOW, JAMIE FOXX, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, JOSH GROBAN, SNOW PATROL, DIXIE CHICKS, JOHN MAYER, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MARY J. BLIGE, NELLY FURTADO, RASCAL FLATTS, TENACIOUS D, and a duet from SNOOP DOGG and AKON.
Other winners included SEAN PAUL for FAVORITE MALE POP/ROCK ARTIST, TOBY KEITH and FAITH HILL as FAVORITE MALE AND FEMALE COUNTRY ARTISTS; JAMIE FOXX for FAVORITE MALE SOUL/R&B ARTIST; EMINEM as FAVORITE MALE RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST; SHAKIRA for FAVORITE LATIN ARTIST; KIRK FRANKLIN as FAVORITE CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST; and CARRIE UNDERWOOD for FAVORITE NEW BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST FOR ALL GENRES.