LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Music Awards tonight announced winners of the “2007 American Music Awards” during a live event televised on ABC. For the first time in AMA history winners were selected by the public via online voting.
Host Jimmy Kimmel and celebrity presenters such as Carrie Underwood, Usher, Kid Rock, Christina Applegate, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, Helio Castroneves, Akon, Amanda Bynes, Justin Chambers, Jennie Garth, Josh Groban, Tony Hawk, High School Musical stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Seacrest, Mel B., Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, Blair Underwood, Matt Dallas, Solange Knowles, Kellie Pickler, Fabolous, Chyler Leigh, Gene Simmons, Slash, Kirk Franklin, Lyfe Jennings, Scott Weiland and Sean Kingston handed out awards for the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational, and Soundtrack. International superstar Beyoncé was also honored with the “International Artist Award of Excellence” for her tireless efforts to bring music to the global community.
The “2007 American Music Awards” ceremony featured scores of special live performances including a very special performance by Beyoncé and country sensation Sugarland. Other highlights included a performance by Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo, a medley of a new and a classic hit by legendary rock group Duran Duran, as well as scintillating performances by Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Queen Latifah, Chris Brown (featuring by T-Pain), Celine Dion, Fergie, Daughtry, Soulja Boy, Rascal Flatts, Jonas Brothers, Nicole Scherzinger and will.i.am.
The “2007 American Music Awards” recognized Beyoncé with the “International Artist Award of Excellence,” which recognizes those artists whose popularity and impact cross national boundaries and is only given when there is a deserving recipient who is worthy of recognition for their accomplishments.
Past “International Artist Award of Excellence” winners include Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, the Bee Gees and Aerosmith.
The “2007 American Music Awards” were produced by Larry Klein with Louis J. Horvitz directing. Writers were Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson. Executive in Charge of Production is Bob Bardo. Associate Producer is Don Harary.
WINNERS OF THE “2007 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS:”
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist: Fergie
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Nickelback
Favorite Album: Daughtry / Daughtry
Favorite Male Artist: Tim McGraw
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood / Some Hearts
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist: Akon
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: Justin Timberlake / FutureSex/LoveSounds
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Favorite Male Artist: T.I.
Favorite Album: T.I. / T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Favorite Artist: Daughtry
Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns
Favorite Album: High Musical 2
FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALL GENRES)
INTERNATIONAL STAR OF THE YEAR