Youth was the word at last night’s American Music Awards, where 19 year-old Chris Brown took home three of the pointy prizes, including the top award: Artist Of The Year. The AMA’s also provided no less than 19 live performances (none from Chris) but most of them didn’t suck!

Christina Aguilera kicked off the show with a medley highlighting her greatest hits, which are not coincidently on her new “Greatest Hits” album. The fact that Christina has a “Greatest Hits” album makes Snarkista feel pretty dang old.



Miley Cyrus
tore up “Fly On The Wall” ,with some freaky space-bots, on her 16th Birthday.

Sarah McLaughlin was joined by Pink, who put some grit into a nice duet on “Angel”


The amazing Annie Lennox won the Award Of Merit, and gave a fab performance of “Why”:

Taylor Swift was introduced by David Cook (heart!) and sang “White Horse”:

Beyonce shook her booty on “Single Ladies”- she’s had a lot of practice with this one, but at least she left the bionic hand at home!


KANYE WEST WON AN AWARD! HE NEEDS TO BE HAPPY! (ALL-CAPS IN HONOR OF KANYE.) However, Kanye “wants to be Elvis”. DUDE. At least he didn’t punch anyone. Here are the rest of last night’s winners:

2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:

POP/ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Daughtry
Favorite Album: Alicia Keys, As I Am

COUNTRY MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Three 6 Mafia
Favorite Album: Kanye West, Graduation

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Mary J Blige
Favorite Album: Alicia Keys, As I Am

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Jonas Brothers

INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist: Third Day

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Linkin Park

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Jordin Sparks

SOUNDTRACKS
Favorite Album: Alvin & The Chipmunks

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Enrique Iglesias

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Artist of the Year: Chris Brown



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