Michael Jackson won two trophies and his third special award while Michael Bolton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Patti LaBelle, Garth Brooks and Bobby Brown scored major victories Monday at the 20th annual American Music Awards.
Jackson "Dangerous" was voted the favorite pop rock album and "Remember the Time" was the favorite soul-rhythm and blues single. He has won 14 of the awards in competitive categories.
Jackson was presented a new honor, the International Artists Award, which in future years will also bear his name.
Cyrus accepted trophies for the favorite country single with "Achy Breaky Heart" and as the favorite new country artist.
American Music Awards nominations are based on industry record sales and airplay data, and winners are selected by the vote of a national sampling of record buyers. ABC-TV broadcast the awards show live.
Bolton was named favorite male pop-rock artist and favorite adult contemporary artist.
Carey won favorite pop-rock female artist, and her "Unplugged" recording was top adult contemporary album.
McEntire won favorite female country artist and favorite country album with "For My Broken Heart."
In his only victory over Cyrus, Garth Brooks was named top male country artist. Bobby Brown won favorite male soul-R&B artist. Patti LaBelle won favorite female soul-R&B artist.