November 23, 2008

Brown, Keys nab pop/rock AMAs

Chris Brown won the American Music Award for favorite pop/rock male artist and Alicia Keys won for favorite pop/rock album in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Brown beat Kid Rock and Usher for the male artist award.

I just want to thank first and foremost all the fans that supported me from Day 1, Brown said upon accepting his award.

The prize was presented by socialite-actress Paris Hilton and hip-hop artist T-Pain, who put his arm around Hilton and told the crowd she wasn't single any more and that they were witnessing a new beginning.

In your face corporate America, he declared.

Hilton recently broke up with her musician boyfriend Benji Madden.

Later in the evening, Keys won the pop/rock album award for As I Am. Her CD beat out offerings from The Eagles and Coldplay.

The 36th annual AMA show featured performances by New Kids on the Block, Pink, Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay.