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
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.