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American Music Awards 2005 Winners

Complete List of All Categories


Green Day - American Idiot cover

Green Day - American Idiot

(Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Just a week ago Mariah Carey took home an armload of Vibe Awards, but at the 2005 American Music Awards she took home only one - Favorite R&B Artist. Destiny's Child were big winners by taking home 2 awards even though they are no longer officially in existence as a group. A solo Kelly Rowland accepted the award poignantly thanking her previous partners Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams.

Other moments of interest included Gwen Stefani rushing from her performance with Pharrell to accept Favorite Pop Female and not knowing which award she had won. Jokes were made about 50 Cent's tough thug background, and a large number of winners were not present. One of the performance highlights was Cyndi Lauper's stunning duet with Sarah McLachlan on the classic "Time After Time."

Full List of Winners


  • Male artist: Will Smith
  • Female artist: Gwen Stefani
  • Band, duo or group: The Black Eyed Peas
  • Album: Green Day - American Idiot


  • Male artist: R. Kelly
  • Female artist: Mariah Carey
  • Band, duo or group: Destiny's Child
  • Album: Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled


  • Male artist: Tim McGraw
  • Female artist: Gretchen Wilson
  • Band, duo or group: Brooks & Dunn Album: Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying


  • Male artist: Eminem
  • Female artist: Missy Elliott
  • Band, duo or group: The Black Eyed Peas
  • Album: 50 Cent - The Massacre

Adult Contemporary

  • Artist: Kelly Clarkson

Latin Music

  • Artist: Shakira

Alternative Music

  • Artist: Green Day


  • New artist: Sugarland

T-Mobile Text-In Award (voted by public): Kelly Clarkson

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