American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist has been awarded since 1995.

Years reflect the year in which the American Music Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year). Linkin Park won the most with five wins.

2010s[edit]

Linkin Park won the most awards with five wins
Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
2016
(44th)
Blue ribbon Twenty One Pilots Coldplay
X Ambassadors
2015
(43rd)
Blue ribbon Fall Out Boy Hozier
Walk the Moon
2014
(42nd)
Blue ribbon Imagine Dragons Bastille
Lorde
2013
(41st)
Blue ribbon Imagine Dragons The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons
2012
(40th)
Blue ribbon Linkin Park The Black Keys
Gotye
2011
(39th)
Blue ribbon Foo Fighters The Black Keys
Mumford & Sons
2010
(38th)
Blue ribbon Muse Phoenix
Vampire Weekend

2000s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
2009
(37th)
Blue ribbon Green Day Kings of Leon
Shinedown
2008
(36th)
Blue ribbon Linkin Park Coldplay
Foo Fighters
2007
(35th)
Blue ribbon Linkin Park My Chemical Romance
The White Stripes
2006
(34th)
Blue ribbon Red Hot Chili Peppers Nickelback
Pearl Jam
2005
(33rd)
Blue ribbon Green Day Coldplay
System of a Down
2004
(32nd)
Blue ribbon Linkin Park Incubus
Jet
2003
(31st)
Blue ribbon Linkin Park Coldplay
Metallica
2003
(30th)
Blue ribbon Creed Linkin Park
System of a Down
2002
(29th)
Blue ribbon Limp Bizkit Linkin Park
Staind
2001
(28th)
Blue ribbon Creed Limp Bizkit
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2000
(27th)
Blue ribbon Red Hot Chili Peppers Kid Rock
Limp Bizkit

1990s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
1999
(26th)
Blue ribbon Pearl Jam Green Day
Third Eye Blind
1998
(25th)
Blue ribbon Bush The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Sublime
1997
(24th)
Blue ribbon The Smashing Pumpkins Bush
Stone Temple Pilots
1996
(23rd)
Blue ribbon Pearl Jam Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
1995
(22nd)
Blue ribbon Counting Crows Green Day
Nine Inch Nails