American Music Award for Artist of the Year

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The American Music Award for Artist of the Year has been awarded since 1996. Years reflect the year during which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward, when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is Taylor Swift with 4 wins. Swift is also the most nominated artist with 5 nominations. British-Irish boyband One Direction were the winners in this category for two years in a row, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1996
(23rd)
Garth Brooks (Refused) [1]
TLC (Accepted)
Boyz II Men
Green Day
Hootie & the Blowfish
199799 N/A

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2000 N/A
2001
(28th)
NSYNC [2]
no nominees
2002
(29th)
U2 [3]
Destiny's Child
Janet Jackson
Alicia Keys
Tim McGraw
Shaggy
2003 N/A
2003
(31st)
Madonna [4]
Christina Aguilera
Cher
Justin Timberlake
Shania Twain
2004
(32nd)
Kenny Chesney [5]
Evanescence
Norah Jones
Outkast
Usher
2005
(33rd)
Kelly Clarkson [6]
50 Cent
Mariah Carey
Green Day
Toby Keith
Gwen Stefani
2006
(34th)
Rascal Flatts [7]
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Daniel Powter
The Pussycat Dolls
2007
(35th)
Carrie Underwood [8]
Akon
Daughtry
Fergie
Norah Jones
2008
(36th)
Chris Brown [9]
Coldplay
Eagles
Alicia Keys
Lil Wayne
2009
(37th)
Taylor Swift [10]
Eminem
Michael Jackson
Kings of Leon
Lady Gaga

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2010
(38th)
Justin Bieber [11]
Eminem
Kesha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
2011
(39th)
Taylor Swift [12]
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
2012
(40th)
Justin Bieber [13]
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna
2013
(41st)
Taylor Swift [14]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Justin Timberlake
2014
(42nd)
One Direction [15]
Iggy Azalea
Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
Katy Perry
2015
(43rd)
One Direction [16]
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
2016
(44th)
Ariana Grande [17]
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
2017
(45th)
Bruno Mars [18]
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
2018
(46th)
Taylor Swift [19]
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooks turns down artist of year award". CNN. January 30, 1996. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "2001 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "2002 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "31st American Music Awards Winners". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "2004 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "2005 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. November 23, 2005. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "The 2006 American Music Awards Nominees Announced". Access Hollywood. September 19, 2006. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "2007 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "2008 American Music Awards Winners". Associated Press. New York Daily News. November 24, 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-11-16. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "2009 American Music Awards winners". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "AMA 2010 Winners: The Full List". CBS News. June 5, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners". Billboard. November 18, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "American Music Awards 2012: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "American Music Awards 2013: List of AMA winners in full". The Independent. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "American Music Awards 2014: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "American Music Awards 2015: Full Winners List". Variety. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  17. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (November 20, 2016). "American Music Awards 2016: Full List of Winners". Forbes. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 AMAs". Billboard. November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  19. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (October 10, 2018). "Here Are All the Winners From the 2018 AMAs". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2018.