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IT’S USHER’S YEAR AT AMAs
R&B Superstar Nabs Four, Outkast Three; Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith Also Multiple Winners
Usher walked away from Sunday’s American Music Awards with four wins, one in each category for which he was nominated.

The R&B superstar, whose Confessions (LaFace/ZLG) is the best-selling album of the year, took home awards for Soul/R&B Male Artist, Pop/Rock Artist, Soul/R&B Album and Pop/Rock Album.

Also winning awards for each of their nominations was Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast, who grabbed AMAs for Pop/Rock Band, Rap/Hip-Hop Group and Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Jay-Z won for Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

Rocker Sheryl Crow dusted both Avril Lavigne and Jessica Simpson for Pop/Rock Female Artist and also won in the Adult Contemporary Artist category. Toby Keith also took home two awards, for Country Male Artist and Country Album for Shock’n Y’All (DreamWorks).

Meanwhile, the Sour Grapes/Lack of Humility Award went to Kanye West, who said to reporters gathered backstage that he was “definitely robbed” in the Breakthrough/New Artist category, which went to "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson. “I was the best new artist this year, so get that other bull$%!# out of here,” West said, according to Reuters.

And the winners are:

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Usher
Pop/Rock Female Artist: Sheryl Crow
Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: OutKast
Pop/Rock Album: Confessions, Usher

Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Soul/R&B Female Artist: Alicia Keys
Soul/R&B Album: Confessions, Usher

Country Male Artist: Toby Keith
Country Female Artist: Reba McEntire
Country Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn
Country Album: Shock'n Y'All, Toby Keith

Rap/Hip Hop Artist: Jay-Z
Rap/Hip Hop Band, Duo or Group: OutKast
Rap/Hip Hop Album: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast

Adult Contemporary Artist: Sheryl Crow
Adult Contemporary Latin Music Artist: Marc Anthony

Alternative Music Artist: Linkin Park

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe

Breakthrough Artist: Gretchen Wilson

Award of Merit: Bon Jovi

T-Mobile Text-In Award: Kenny Chesney
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