Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Carey grabs the 'ead of the AMAs

Leaves starting to fall from the trees, and nomination announcements are starting to fall from glittering self-appointed organisations. Following on from yesterday's MTV EMA awards comes the American Music Awards shortlist, which is as short of surprises as you'd probably expect. Mariah Carey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, that sort of thing:

POP/ROCK

Favorite Male Artist: Nick Lachey, Sean Paul, Kanye West

Favorite Female Artist: Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Nickelback, Pussycat Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Album: All the Right Reasons, Nickelback; Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers; High School Musical

COUNTRY

Favorite Male Artist: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist: Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album: Legend of Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash; Greatest Hits Volume 2, Tim McGraw; Me & My Gang, Rascal Flatts

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES

Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo

Favorite Female Artist: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, The Isley Brothers, Jagged
Edge

Favorite Album: The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige; The Emancipation of Mimi,Mariah Carey; Unpredictable, Jamie Foxx

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Male Artist: Eminem, T.I., Kanye West

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, Dem Franchize Boyz, Three 6
Mafia

Favorite Album: Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas; Curtain Call, Eminem;
King, T.I.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Favorite Artist: Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Favorite Artist: Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist: Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Shakira

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist: Aly and AJ, Casting Crowns, Kirk Franklin

BREAKTHROUGH (ALL GENRES):

Favorite Artist: Chamillionaire, Pussycat Dolls, Carrie Underwood


We think it says it all that the AMA nominations committee thinks of Pearl Jam and Nickelback as being "alternative" - "basically the same, but a bit grubbier", perhaps?

[Earlier: 2005 winners]


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