The nominees for the 2009 American Music Awards were announced the morning of Oct. 13 in Beverly Hills. Michael Jackson has five nominations and Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas have three nominations each. For the third year, winners were determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com. The live broadcast aired on ABC Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 pm (Eastern/Pacific time) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Awards were given in Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, and other categories. The nominees and winners in the Soul/R&B and International Excellence categories are below, with the winners in bold
and an asterisk (*) next to them.
2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES: SOUL/R&B and SOUL/R&B BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST CATEGORIES:
Favorite Male Artist:
Favorite Female Artist:
Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
*The Black Eyed Peas
Beyonce / I Am ... Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas / The E.N.D.
*Michael Jackson / Number Ones
International Award of Excellence: