American Music Awards Nominees and Winners 2009

The 2009 American Music Awards are underway on ABC and the long list of nominees are turning out some not so surprising winners. The red carpet at the 37th annual AMA 2009 featured music stars like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce and more. The show opened with Janet Jackson singing a medley of her most popular songs.

The 2009 American Music Awards on November 22 is honoring artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. For the third year in a row, winners were determined by online voting, which ended on November 13, 2009.

The three hour show is full of winning music artist and some of the American Music Awards 2009 winners have already received their awards on stage. Early winners include The Black Eyed Peas for best pop/rock band, duo or group, Rascal Flatts for best country band, duo or group and Green Day won for best alternative rock group.

Other winners mid-way through the AMA show included Keith Urban for favorite male country artist and Beyonce for favorite female soul/R&B artist. Michael Jackon won favorite male soul/R&B artist. Jermaine Jackson accepts, with his children on stage.

The American Music Awards continues until 11pm EST. Here is a full list of nominees. More winners are being announced throughout the AMA show and can be tracked on the American Music Awards Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/AMAs

Nominees for the 37th Annual American Music Awards:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kings of Leon
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga
Eminem
Michael Jackson

POP/ROCK - Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Michael Jackson
T.I.

POP/ROCK - Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

POP/ROCK - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Nickelback

POP/ROCK - Favorite Album
Fame - Lady Gaga
Number Ones - Michael Jackson
Fearless - Taylor Swift

COUNTRY - Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban

COUNTRY - Favorite Female Artist
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

COUNTRY - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band

COUNTRY - Favorite Album
Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts
Fearless - Taylor Swift
Foundation - Zac Brown Band

RAP/HIP-HOP - Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Jay-Z
T.I.

RAP/HIP-HOP - Favorite Album
Relapse - Eminem
Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
Paper Trail - T.I.

SOUL/R&B - Favorite Male Artist
Jamie Foxx
Michael Jackson
Maxwell

SOUL/R&B - Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson

SOUL/R&B - Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Day26
Mary Mary

SOUL/R&B - Favorite Album
I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce
The E.N.D. - The Black Eyed Peas
Number Ones - Michael Jackson

SOUNDTRACKS - Favorite Album
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana 3
Twilight Soundtrack

ALTERNATIVE ROCK - Favorite Artist
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Shinedown

ADULT CONTEMPORARY - Favorite Artist
Daughtry
Jason Mraz
Taylor Swift

LATIN - Favorite Artist
Aventura
Luis Fonsi
Wisin Y Yandel

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL - Favorite Artist
Jeremy Camp
Brandon Heath
Mary Mary

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