Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw and the late R&B singer Aaliyah won two American Music Awards each last night at the twenty-ninth annual event, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Keys won for Favorite New Artist in the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories. Destiny's Child won Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group and the group's Survivor took the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash last August, was honored with Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for Aaliyah. McGraw won Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Album for Set This Circus Down.
Other winners included 'N Sync (Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group), Lenny Kravitz (Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist) and Janet Jackson (Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist). U2 won the Internet Fans Award, while Garth Brooks was honored with the Award of Merit.
After weeks of will he/won't he speculation about Michael Jackson's involvement in the program, the King of Pop did make an appearance to collect his Artist of the Century honor, but he did not perform.
American Music Award Winners:
Favorite Male Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Favorite Female Artist: Janet Jackson
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: 'N Sync
Favorite Album: Survivor Destiny's Child
Favorite New Artist: Alicia Keys
Favorite Male Artist: Luther Vandross
Favorite Female Artist: Aaliyah
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Destiny's Child
Favorite Album: Aaliyah, Aaliyah
Favorite New Artist: Aaliyah
Favorite Male Artist: Tim McGraw
Favorite Female Artist: Faith Hill
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Brooks and Dunn
Favorite Album: Set This Circus Down, Tim McGraw
Favorite New Artist: Trick Pony
Favorite Artist: Sade
Favorite Album: Save the Last Dance
Favorite Artist: Nelly
Favorite Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist: Limp Bizkit
Favorite Artist: Yolanda Adams
Internet Fans Award
Artist of the Century
Award of Merit