The 2007 American Music Awards Announces Winners

Awards Handed Out At the Star Studded Ceremony Broadcast Live on ABC

Beyoncé Honored With International Artist Award of Excellence

LOS ANGELES--()--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:

POP/ROCK

Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist: Fergie

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Nickelback

Favorite Album: Daughtry / Daughtry

COUNTRY

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

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Favorite Male Artist: T.I.

Favorite Album: T.I. / T.I. vs. T.I.P.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Favorite Artist: Daughtry

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist: Linkin Park

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns

SOUNDTRACKS

Favorite Album: High Musical 2

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALL GENRES)

Daughtry

INTERNATIONAL STAR OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé

T-MOBILE AWARD

Carrie Underwood

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Contacts

dick clark productions, inc.
Terry Fahn/Kari Creighton, 310-255-4600
or
PMK/HBH
Andy Gelb/Kelly Stephens, 310-289-6200