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McGraw, Destiny's Child Take American Music Awards Home

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Nov 23, 2005 | 11:35am EST

The American Music Awards spread things around Tuesday, with country star Tim McGraw, alternative rockers Green Day, soul stars Destiny's Child and hip-hop chart toppers Black Eyed Peas each winning two awards.

Cedric the Entertainer hosted the awards, which honors the past year’s best in music. As always, the red carpet provided a showcase for celebs to strut their stuff, and the stage offered its fair share of talent as well. The highlight of the show came when ‘80s star Cyndi Lauper wowed the audience by performing her hit “Time after Time,” with help from Sarah McLachlan.

Mariah Carey, making a career comeback, was the heavy favorite with four nominations. But the pop diva took home only one award, for favorite female artist in the soul-R&B category. Rapper 50 Cent's album, The Massacre, won the favorite rap/hip-hop album honor, while Missy Elliott took home the favorite female artist award in the rap/hip-hop category for the second year in a row.

Here is the list of winners from the 2005 American Music Awards:

POP/ROCK

Favorite Male Artist:

Will Smith

Favorite Female Artist: Gwen Stefani

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album: American Idiot (Green Day)

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES

Favorite Male Artist: R. Kelly

Favorite Female Artist: Mariah Carey

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Destinys Child

Favorite Album: Destiny Fulfilled (Destiny's Child)

COUNTRY

Favorite Male Artist:

Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist: Gretchen Wilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn

Favorite Album: Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw)

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Male Artist:

Eminem

Favorite Female Artist: Missy Elliot

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album: The Massacre (50 Cent)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Favorite Artist:

Kelly Clarkson

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist:

Shakira

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Favorite Artist:

Coldplay

CONTEMPOARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist: Mary Mary

Favorite New Artist (All Genres): Sugarland

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