Jay-Z Joins Jackson On American Music Award Winners List

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Vibe / November 23, 2009

Jay-Z and Michael Jackson took home the biggest honors in hip-hop and R&B at the 2009 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 22).

Winning top honors in both fields for “Favorite Album” and “Favorite Male Artist,” Jay-Z and Michael Jackson reigned supreme during a night full of performances and appearances from some of music’s best.

Featuring performances from Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Alicia Keys,  the 37th Annual American Music Awards also included appearances from Keri Hilson, Toni Braxton, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, Drake, and Ne-Yo.

While the night’s biggest winner was Taylor Swift, who took home a strong five awards, including “Artist of the Year,” the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, broke all records.

With a total of four award wins, including “Favorite Male Pop/Rock,” Jackson now holds the record for the most wins by a single artist in American Music Award history.

Jackson’s brother, Jermaine, accepted two awards during the broadcast, thanking everyone for their support and extending thanks from other family members, including Janet Jackson.

Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, and Mary Mary also picked up awards.

Whitney Houston, performing “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” received a strong reception when picking up the “International Artist Award.” She now joins Michael Jackson as one of less than ten to receive the honor.

The 2009 American Music Awards aired Sunday, Nov. 22 on ABC.

See a full list of winners below:

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album
Michael Jackson / Number Ones

COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album

Taylor Swift / Fearless

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Jay-Z

Favorite Album
Jay-Z / Blueprint 3

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson

Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album
Michael Jackson / Number Ones

SOUNDTRACKS

Favorite Album
Twilight Soundtrack

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Green Day

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Taylor Swift

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Aventura

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist
Mary Mary

Artist Of The Year
Taylor Swifft – Country

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist
Country Breakthrough Artist – Gloriana

International Artist Of The Year
Whitney Houston

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