American Music Awards of 1996

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23rd Annual American Music Awards
Starring Sinbad
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time 180 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 29, 1996

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards were held on January 29, 1996.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Jackson Elton John
Seal
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Mariah Carey Melissa Etheridge
Alanis Morissette
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group The Eagles Boyz II Men
Hootie & The Blowfish
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Hell Freezes Over - The Eagles II - Boyz II Men
Cracked Rear View - Hootie & The Blowfish
Favorite Soundtrack The Lion King Dangerous Minds
Forrest Gump
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Hootie & The Blowfish Blues Traveler
Alanis Morissette

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Michael Jackson
Barry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Mariah Carey Anita Baker
Brandy
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Boyz II Men Jodeci
TLC
Favorite Soul/R&B Album II - Boyz II Men My Life - Mary J. Blige
CrazySexyCool - TLC
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Brandy Monica
Soul for Real

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Alan Jackson
George Strait
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Mary Chapin Carpenter
Shania Twain
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama BlackHawk
Brooks & Dunn
Favorite Country Album The Hits - Garth Brooks Waitin' on Sundown - Brooks & Dunn
The Woman in Me - Shania Twain
Favorite Country New Artist Shania Twain Rhett Akins
Ty Herndon

Adult Contemporary Category[edit]

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist The Eagles Hootie & the Blowfish
Michael Jackson

Rap/Hip-Hop Category[edit]

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Coolio Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Naughty By Nature

Alternative Category[edit]

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Alternative Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Nine Inch Nails

Heavy Metal Category[edit]

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Van Halen

Award of Merit[edit]

Favorite Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner Nominees
Garth Brooks (Refused) Boyz II Men
Green Day
Hootie & The Blowfish
TLC

References[edit]