American Music Awards of 2008

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36th Annual American Music Awards
DateNovember 23, 2008
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJimmy Kimmel
Most awardsChris Brown (3)
Most nominationsAlicia Keys (5)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC (November 23, 2008)
RCTI (November 24, 2008)
Runtime135 minutes
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 36th Annual American Music Awards were held on November 23, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The nominations were announced on October 11, 2008.[1]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Christina Aguilera "Beautiful"
"Keeps Gettin' Better"
"Genie in a Bottle"
"Ain't No Other Man"
New Kids on the Block "Single"
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
"Please Don't Go Girl"
"I'll Be Loving You (Forever)"
"Dirty Dancing"
P!nk "Sober"
Taylor Swift "White Horse"
Ne-Yo "Miss Independent"
Leona Lewis "Better in Time"
Miley Cyrus "Fly on the Wall"
Coldplay "Lovers in Japan"
Mariah Carey "I Stay in Love"
The Fray "You Found Me"
Beyoncé "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Jonas Brothers "Tonight"
The Pussycat Dolls "I Hate This Part"
"When I Grow Up"
Annie Lennox "Why"
Natasha Bedingfield "Soulmate"
"Pocketful of Sunshine"
Rihanna "Rehab"
Kanye West "Heartless"
Sarah McLachlan
Alicia Keys
Queen Latifah
Kathleen Battle


Winners and nominees[edit]

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Alternative Artist Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Favorite Soundtrack Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Honorary Award
Award of Merit


  1. ^ Watson, Margeaux (October 14, 2008). "2008 American Music Awards nominees announced". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 28, 2017.