RCA Music Group Artists Win and Wow at the 33rd Annual American Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson Wins Two AMAs for 'Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist' and

'Artist of the Year - the T-Mobile Text in Award'

Santana, Eurythmics and Sarah McLachlan Receive Standing Ovations for Stellar


Nov 23, 2005, 00:00 ET from RCA

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA Music Group artists Kelly
 Clarkson, Carlos Santana, Eurythmics and Sarah McLachlan made their marks as
 winners and performers at last night's 33rd Annual American Music Awards at
 Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.
     RCA Records' artist Kelly Clarkson won two AMAs for "Adult Contemporary
 Favorite Artist" and "Artist of Year -- The T-Mobile Text In Award," a special
 award selected by fans who voted for the past month and throughout the live
 telecast on ABC.com and via their T-Mobile phones.
     Beating out competition including Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Green Day, Toby
 Keith and Gwen Stefani for "Artist of the Year" is proof positive why Kelly
 Clarkson's album, Breakaway, is an international smash-hit with critical
 acclaim, and nearing quadruple platinum sales in the states, and 5.5 million
 albums worldwide. The album also spawned an astounding four #1 hits including
 "Breakaway," "Since You've Been Gone," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and "Because
 of You," making Kelly the undisputed champion of the Top 40 charts for 2005.
     The show's highlights included performances by Arista Records' artists
 Carlos Santana, Eurythmics and Sarah McLachlan, all whom received standing
 ovations. Santana's performance of "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" with Los
 Lonely Boys from his current album All That I Am, which debuted at #2 on
 Billboard's 200 album chart, elicited cheers from the audience when he broke
 into a guitar solo. Eurythmics graced the stage with their new single "I've
 Got A Life" and then a medley of their chart-topping hits -- "Missionary Man"
 and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" -- all which are featured on their
 current cd, Eurythmics Ultimate Collection. Sarah McLachlan joined one of her
 musical influences Cyndi Lauper for a classic rendition of Lauper's hit "Time
 After Time."
     Pop/R&B crooner Babyface was also a part of the AMAs as he presented the
 most outstanding and memorable moments from previous AMAs during the Kay
 Jewelers Diamond Lounge segment.