Sunday, November 23

The 2008 American Music Awards BREAKDOWN

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 36th Annual 2008 American Music Awards aka The AMA's last night at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown LA. Although I can't ever recall watching this award show, I have to give them there just due for putting together the perfect mix of artists for awards as well as performances. The only downside I can think of is the fact Lil Wayne, one of the BIGGEST artists over the past 2 years, didn't win a single award!! Check out the bottom of this post to see how the winners are selected. Here is a breakdown of the night's performances and award winners.

Christina Aguilera(Opening Act), NKOTB (New Kids On The Block),
Pink, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo(Best Performance of the night), Liona Lewis, Miley Cyrus(who was also celebrating her 16th B-day), Coldplay, Mariah Carey(who teared up throughout her performance), The Fray, Beyonce, The Jonas Bros.(Zzzz), The Pussycat Dolls, Natasha Bedingfield, Rihanna, Kanye West, Sarah McLachlan, Alicia Keys w/ Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle.

American Music Award Winners:

Rihanna - Favorite Pop/Rock (Female)
Over Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys

Rihanna - Favorite Soul/RnB (Female)
Over Alicia Keys and Mary J Blige
(And did yall see Jaime Foxx checkin' out
Ri Ri's ass they walked back stage I GUARANTEE you'll that on very soon!)

Kanye West- Favorite Hip-Hop Artist (Male)
Over Florida and Lil Wayne (I'm sorry Wayne should took that!)

Kayne West - Favorite Hip Hop Album
Over Jay-Z (American Gangsta), Lil Wayne's (The Carter III)

Alicia Keys(As I Am) - Favorite R&B/Soul Album
Over Mariah Carey(E=MC2) and Mary J. Blige(Growing Pains)

Alicia Keys(As I Am) - Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Over Coldplay(Viva la Vida) and The Eagles(Long Road Out Of Eden)

Chris Brown(His 1st) - Favorite Pop/Rock (Male)
Over Kid Rock and Usher

Chris Brown - Artist of the Year
Over Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Lil Wayne
(WTF?! I would have been more comfortable with Rihanna taking that, even though it really belonged to Weezy! iKidduNot!!)

Others Televised Winners:

Rascal Flatts - Favorite Country band/duo/group
Over Sugarland and Brooks and Dunn

Brad Paisley - Favorite Country (Male)
Over Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney

Taylor Swift - Favorite Country (Female)
Over Carrie Underwood Reba McEntire

Jonas Bros. - T Mobil Breakthrough Artist Award
Over Coby Clay, Florida, The Dream

Daughtry - Favorite Pop Rock band/duo/group
Over Coldplay and The Eagles

Nominations are based on radio airplay information compiled by Radio and Records, a leading music trade publication, and record sales information supplied by the Neilsen SoundScan point-of-sale tracking system. The independent survey firm of Broadcast Research and Consulting, inc sends the ballots to a representative sample of record buyers. The final ballot is posted on for public voting. The ballots are tabulated by Ernt and Young and the results are placed in sealed envelops until they are opened at the time of presentation.

The Virgo Signing Off...