Chris Brown named 'Artist of the Year' at American Music Awards

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Washington, Nov 24 : Hip-hop star Chris Brown bagged the top award of 'Artist of the Year' at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The 19-year-old singer won three awards including Pop/Rock, Soul/R and B along with the Artist of the Year.

"I would've gave it to Coldplay. I'm at a loss for words," E! Online quoted him as saying.

Brown's alleged girlfriend and Barbadian beauty Rihanna also walked way with the gong of Favourite Female Soul/R and B Artist and Favourite Pop/Rock Female.

Kayne West won the award in the rap/hip-hop category.

Alicia Keyes, won for Pop/Rock Album and Soul/R and B album for As I Am, while Linkin Park won in the Alternative Rock category.

The winners of the 2008 American Music Awards were:

ARTIST OF THE YEARhris Brown

POP/ROCK

Male Artist: Chris Brown

Female Artist: Rihanna

Band, Duo or Group: Daughtry

Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys

SOUL/R and B

Male Artist: Chris Brown

Female Artist: Rihanna

Album: As I Am, Alicia Keys

RAP/HIP-HOP

Male Artist: Kanye West

Band, Duo or Group: Three 6 Mafia

Album: Graduation, Kanye West

COUNTRY

Male Artist: Brad Paisley

Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts

Album: Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Artist: Linkin Park

LATINrtist: Enrique Iglesias

SOUNDTRACK

Album: Alvin and the Chipmunks

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