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2006 American Music Awards

And the Winners Are ...

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Updated November 22, 2006
The 2006 American Music Awards, honoring the best in Soul/R&B, Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and contemporary Inspirational music, were broadcast live Tues., Nov. 21, 2006 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The AMA nominees were chosen based on record sales; winners were selected by a survey of about 20,000 listeners. All the nominees are below, with the winners listed in *bold type. In addition to the below results, Country act Rascal Flatts won the T-Mobile Text-In Award, as voted by the public.

SOUL/R&B

Favorite Male Artist:
Chris Brown
* Jamie Foxx
Ne-Yo

Favorite Female Artist:
* Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
* 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:
* Black Eyed Peas
Dem Franchize Boyz
Three 6 Mafia

Favorite Album:
* Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas
Curtain Call - Eminem
King - T.I.

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist:
Aly & AJ
Casting Crowns
* Kirk Franklin

FAVORITE NEW BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST:

Chamillionaire
Pussycat Dolls
* Carrie Underwood

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Favorite Artist:
Michael Buble
* Kelly Clarkson
Rob Thomas

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

ALTERNATIVE

Favorite Artist: Nickelback
Pearl Jam
* Red Hot Chili Peppers

LATIN

Favorite Artist:
Daddy Yankee
Don Omar
* Shakira

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

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