Jackson and Swift win big at AMA

16:33, November 25, 2009      

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Jackson and Swift win big at AMA

Michael Jackson made history by posthumously winning four American Music Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, California, but that still wasn't enough to beat Taylor Swift as the year's favorite artist and the evening's top winner.

The American Music Awards honor the year's top-selling artists in eight popular genres. And it's the fans themselves that vote for the winners online.

Janet Jackson opened the show with a medley of some of the biggest hits from her long career - all tracks that appear on her new greatest-hits collection 'Number Ones', a name previously used by Michael Jackson for his own greatest hits album.

Alicia Keys and Jay-Z paired up for their ode to New York City.

Jennifer Lopez added a boxing motif to her dance-filled performance.

The Black Eyed Peas, voted favorite pop/rock band, energized the crowd when they performed two of the year's most popular hits: 'I Got A Feeling' and 'Boom Boom Pow'.

19-year-old Taylor Swift took the show's top award, giving Jackson his only loss of the night, and giving her five trophies in all.

Swift was also named favorite female pop/rock and country artist and favorite adult-contemporary artist.

Her album, 'Fearless', won favorite country album.

Jackson was voted favorite male artist in the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories.

His 2003 greatest-hits album, 'Number Ones', also won favorite album in both categories, bringing his career AMA total to 23, making him the most honored artist in AMA history.

Jackson's trophies were accepted by his brother Jermaine, who paid tribute to his late brother by wearing a glittery white glove.

Source: CCTV.com
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