Monday, November 23, 2009

Breaking News: Jay-Z Awarded AMA for Best Rapper and Album ,Taylor Swift Wins for Artist of the Year, Michael Jackson,Whitney Houston...

 Rapper and recording industry mogul Jay-Z  received an AMA for  favorite male artist and favorite album in the rap/hip-hop categories.  Jay-Z performed a dynamic "Empire State of Mind" featuring Alicia Keys prior to receiving the award.  The song  is from his new album The Blueprint 3.  Watch that video here.

Congratulations Hova!   Also, thanks for your 9/11 concert to benefit the families of the people who keep us safe.  Jay-Z launched The Blueprint 3 at a special  concert broadcast on Fuse TV to commemorate September 11  and benefit the The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund.

Here is a video of behind the scenes preparations for  that show. Click the title link above for a free download of the live version of "U Don't Know" featuring guitar god, John Mayer who joined Jay-Z on three of the tunes he performed during the concert.




Answer the call, was a show stopping concert including such artists as Beyonce, Rihanna, P.Diddy, Mary J. Blige and others.

Incidentally Whitney Houston's performance on the AMA show last night was touching and strong. congratulations to her on the big comeback and International Artist of the Year Award.

Here's the complete list of winners at the 2009 AMAs:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

# Taylor Swift

POP/ROCK

# Male Artist: Michael Jackson

# Female Artist: Taylor Swift

# Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas

# Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

SOUL/R&B

# Male Artist: Michael Jackson

# Female Artist: Beyoncé

# Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas

# Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson



RAP/HIP-HOP

# Male Artist: Jay-Z

# Album: Blueprint 3, Jay-Z

COUNTRY

# Male Artist: Keith Urban

# Female Artist: Taylor Swift

# Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts

# Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

# Artist: Taylor Swift

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

# Artist: Green Day

LATIN

# Artist: Aventura

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

# Artist: Mary Mary

SOUNDTRACK

# Album: Twilight

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

# Gloriana

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

# Whitney Houston

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