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American Music Award winners

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

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The American Music Awards handed out their crystal trophies last night at the Nokia Theatre and SheKnows was front and center to witness the winners including Rihanna and Mariah.

Rihanna dazzles at the AMAsSure we gather to witness the singers, actors and musicians enter the hall in their Sunday best. Many in the audience would say they tune in for the performances of which this night was amazing including Christina Aguilera, Pink, the Jonas Brothers and Leona Lewis.

There are also the awards. On the way in, the stars admitted that this year was wide open in the expecatations department.

"I'm not sure who will win - anyone could," Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler admits to SheKnows on the way into the Nokia Theatre.

"I think there will be some surprises," pre-show host and Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba adds.

Without further ado…here are the winners of the 2008 American Music Awards:

Pop/rock

Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Daughtry
Favorite Album: As I Am Alicia Keys

Jordin smiles...of course! She won!

Country

Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood

Soul/rhythm & blues

Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys

Rap/hip-hop

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Three 6 Mafia
Favorite Male Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Album: Graduation, Kanye West

Adult contemporary

Favorite Artist: Jordin Sparks

The Brothers Jonas score an American Music Award

Latin music

Favorite Artist: Enrique Iglesias

Alternative rock music

Favorite Artist: Linkin Park

Contemporary inspirational

Favorite Artist: Third Day

Soundtracks

Favorite Album: Alvin and the Chipmunks

Breakthrough artist

Jonas Brothers

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