MUMBAI: The winners of The 2007 American Music Awards were announced during a live event televised on ABC.
International superstar BeyoncÃ© was honored with the International Artist Award of Excellence for her efforts to bring music to the global community. Past winners in this category include Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, the Bee Gees and Aerosmith.
For the first time in AMA history winners were selected by the public via online voting.
Host Jimmy Kimmel and celebrity presenters such as Carrie Underwood, Usher, Kid Rock, Christina Applegate, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, Helio Castroneves, Akon, Amanda Bynes, Justin Chambers, Jennie Garth, Josh Groban, Tony Hawk, High School Musical stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Seacrest, Mel B., Jordin Sparks, Taylor Swift, Blair Underwood, Matt Dallas, Solange Knowles, Kellie Pickler, Fabolous, Chyler Leigh, Gene Simmons, Slash, Kirk Franklin, Lyfe Jennings, Scott Weiland and Sean Kingston handed out awards for the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational, and Soundtrack.
The 2007 American Music Awards ceremony featured scores of live performances including a performance by BeyoncÃ© and Sugarland. Other highlights included a performance by Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo, a medley of a new and a classic hit by legendary rock group Duran Duran, as well as performances by Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Queen Latifah, Chris Brown (featuring by T-Pain), Celine Dion, Fergie, Daughtry, Soulja Boy, Rascal Flatts, Jonas Brothers, Nicole Scherzinger and Will I Am.
The 2007 American Music Awards were produced by Larry Klein with Louis J. Horvitz directing. Writers were Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson, Executive in Charge of Production is Bob Bardo and Associate Producer is Don Harary.
Winners of the 2007 American Music Awards are as under:
Pop / Rock
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist: Fergie
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Nickelback
Favorite Album: Daughtry / Daughtry
Favorite Male Artist: Tim McGraw
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood / Some Hearts
Soul / Rhythm and Blues
Favorite Male Artist: Akon
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: Justin Timberlake / FutureSex/LoveSounds
Rap / Hip â€“ Hop
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Favorite Male Artist: T.I.
Favorite Album: T.I. / T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Favorite Artist: Daughtry
Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Alterative Rock Music
Favorite Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns
Favorite Album: High Musical 2
Favourite Breakthrough Artist (All Genres): Daughtry
International Star Of The Year: BeyoncÃ©
T-Mobile Award: Carrie Underwood