Daughtry Dominates American Music Awards
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:57:36
"American Idol" loser Chris Daughtry continued his winning post-show ways at last night's American Music Awards by taking home trophies for best pop-rock album (his self-titled 2006 debut), breakthrough artist and adult contemporary artist. To make things even more interesting, "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood received just as many honors, including favorite female country artist, favorite country album (Some Hearts) and something called a T-Mobile text-in award. Other big winners included Justin Timberlake (best male pop-rock artist and soul/R&B album for FutureSex/LoveSounds) and Beyoncé, who took home an international artist award that's been given to Michael Jackson, Aerosmith and Rod Stewart in previous years.
"I'm so blessed to wake up every morning and do what I love," Beyoncé said. "I'm so grateful, so honored, and so humbled by this award."
The winners of this year's AMA's were chosen by the public online for the first time. Their efforts were rewarded by performances from Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Rascal Flatts, The Jonas Brothers, Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, and an unforeseen pairing between Sugarland and Beyoncé, who put a country bumpkin spin on her hit "Irreplaceable."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff