American Music Awards of 1999

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26th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 11, 1999
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byBrandy
Melissa Joan Hart
Most awardsWill Smith (3)
Most nominationsShania Twain (5)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 minutes
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 26th Annual American Music Awards on January 11, 1999, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 1998.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Whitney Houston
Babyface (on piano)
"Until You Come Back"
Whitney Houston
Wyclef Jean
Babyface (on piano)
"My Love Is Your Love"
Backstreet Boys "All I Have to Give"
"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (Matty's Remix)
Dixie Chicks "Wide Open Spaces"
Third Eye Blind "Graduate"
K-Ci & JoJo "All My Life"
Next "Too Close"
K-Ci & JoJo
"Love and Happiness"
Wu-Tang Clan
Mo B. Dick
"No Exit"

Brian McKnight
98 Degrees
Shawn Mullins
LeAnn Rimes
Tribute to Billy Joel:
"Piano Man"
"Uptown Girl"
"You May Be Right"
"Just the Way You Are"
Brandy "Have You Ever?"
Cher "Believe"
Burt Bacharach
Elvis Costello
Trisha Yearwood
Garth Brooks
"Powerful Thing"
Goo Goo Dolls "Slide"
Master P
Silkk the Shocker
Mo B. Dick
"Goodbye To My Homies"
Los Tigres del Norte "Golpes en el Corazón"


Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Concert Artist of the Year
Concert Artist of the Year Garth Brooks Celine Dion (2nd place)
Shania Twain (3rd place)
Backstreet Boys (4th place)
Metallica (5th place)
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Eric Clapton Puff Daddy
Will Smith
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Celine Dion Brandy
Shania Twain
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Aerosmith Backstreet Boys
Matchbox 20
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Big Willie Style - Will Smith Let's Talk About Love - Celine Dion
Come On Over - Shania Twain
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist N'Sync Natalie Imbruglia
Third Eye Blind
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Will Smith Mase
Brian McKnight
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Janet Jackson Aaliyah
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group K-Ci & JoJo Next
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Big Willie Style - Will Smith Love Always - K-Ci & JoJo
Anytime - Brian McKnight
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Lauryn Hill LSG
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Tim McGraw
George Strait
Favorite Country Female Artist Shania Twain Faith Hill
LeAnn Rimes
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama Brooks & Dunn
Dixie Chicks
Favorite Country Album Sevens - Garth Brooks One Step at a Time - George Strait
Come On Over - Shania Twain
Favorite Country New Artist Dixie Chicks The Kinleys
The Wilkinsons
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Celine Dion Backstreet Boys
Shania Twain
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Third Eye Blind
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Master P Beastie Boys
Puff Daddy
Latin Category
Favorite Latin Artist Enrique Iglesias Los Tigres del Norte
Ricky Martin
Soundtrack Category
Favorite Soundtrack Titanic Armageddon
City of Angels
Billy Joel