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Black Eyed Peas Lead AMA Winners

Posted in News on November 22, 2006
Hip-hop quartet the Black Eyed Peas led the list of BMI winners at the American Music Awards held last night (11/21) at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. The band accepted a total of three statuettes, two for Favorite Group in both the rap/hip-hop and soul/rhythm and blues categories, as well as the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for their multi-platinum release Monkey Business.

Black Eyed Peas Toby Keith Rascal Flatts

BMI songwriter/artists swept the country category, winning all four AMAs including a Favorite Male Artist title for Toby Keith and the Favorite Band, Duo or Group win for Rascal Flatts.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Shakira Carrie Underwood

Other big winners at the ceremony -- handed out by surprise presenter Britney Spears -- included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were named Favorite Alternative Artist in the adult contemporary category and Favorite Band in the pop/rock category.

Newly crowned Latin Grammy queen Shakira was named Favorite Latin Artist and American Idol alumna Carrie Underwood took home the coveted Breakthrough Artist trophy.

BMI's 2006 American Music Awards winners:

POP/ROCK
Band, Duo or Group
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album
Nickelback
All the Right Reasons

COUNTRY
Male Artist
Toby Keith

Female Artist
Faith Hill

Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts

Album
Tim McGraw
Greatest Hits Volume 2

SOUL/RHYTHM AND BLUES
Male Artist
Jamie Foxx

Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas

RAP/HIP-HOP
Male Artist
Eminem

Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas

Album
The Black Eyed Peas
Monkey Business

ALTERNATIVE
Artist
Red Hot Chili Peppers

LATIN
Artist
Shakira

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Artist
Kirk Franklin

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
New Artist
Carrie Underwood