Mariah Carey snubbed by American Music Awards voters
UPI News Service, 11/23/2005
Destiny's Child, Kelly Clarkson, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day and Tim McGraw each took two prizes at the American Music Awards.
There were a few surprises during the Monday night ceremony broadcast live on ABC from Los Angeles.
Mariah Carey, an early favorite with four nominations, went home with just favorite female soul/rhythm and blues artist for "The Emancipation of Mimi," and Eminem -- who didn't even have a 2005 release -- beat 50 Cent for favorite male rap/hip-hop artist.
"Fitty," however took favorite rap/hip-hop album for "The Massacre."
McGraw won favorite country album and male, in the country categories, Destiny's Child won favorite soul/rhythm and blues group and album, Green Day won the pop/rock album award and was named favorite alternative artist, and the Black Eyed Peas Peas were the favorite band in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories.
Clarkson was named favorite adult contemporary artist and won the T-Mobile text-in award, which was decided via votes on ABC's Web site and text messages.
The AMA nominations are based on record sales and the awards were determined by votes from roughly 20,000 music fans across the country.
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