Idols Dominate AMAs

(antiMusic) American Idol contestants Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood were the big winners at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Underwood and Daughtry's band, the cleverly named Daughtry, each walked away with three wins.

Daughtry's self-titled album won favorite pop-rock album honors as well as breakthrough artist and adult contemporary artist. Underwood won favorite female country artist, favorite country album ("Some Hearts,") and the T-Mobile text-in award.

Justin Timberlake and T.I. came in third by winning two awards each. Timberlake was awarded the favorite male pop-rock award along with the soul/R&B honors
for "FutureSex/LoveSounds." T.I. won for favorite male hip-hop artist and favorite hip-hop album (T.I. vs. T.I.P.).

Despite being a bigger seller than the other genres that have several awards, rock and rock related genres aren't really represented at the AMAs. The closest they come is the Alternative Rock award which went to Linkin Park. Nickelback fittingly won the award for "Pop"-rock.

American Music Awards:
Pop-rock: Male artist: Justin Timberlake
Pop-rock: Female artist: Fergie
Pop-rock: Band, duo or group: Nickelback
Pop-rock: Album: "Daughtry," Daughtry
Country Male artist: Tim McGraw
Country Female artist: Carrie Underwood
Country Band, duo or group: Rascal Flatts
Country Album: "Some Hearts," Carrie Underwood
Breakthrough artist: Daughtry
Adult contemporary: Daughtry
Alternative rock: Linkin Park
Latin: Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Contemporary inspirational: Casting Crowns
Soundtracks: Album: "High School Musical 2"
International Artist Award: Beyonce
T-Mobile Text-In Award: Carrie Underwood
Soul-R&B:Male artist: Akon
Soul-R&B:Female artist: Rihanna
Soul-R&B: Album: "FutureSex/LoveSounds," Justin Timberlake
Rap/hip-hop:Male artist: T.I.
Rap/hip-hop:Band, duo or group: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Rap/hip-hop:Album: "T.I. vs. T.I.P," T.I.

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