Chris Brown stole the show at Sunday's (23Nov08) 2008 American Music Awards after scooping three major gongs, trailed by Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Rihanna, who all walked away with double wins at the ceremony.
Brown won Favourite Male Artist in the categories of Pop/Rock and Soul/R+B at the event at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
His rumoured girlfriend Rihanna matched his wins - scoring victories in the same categories, for Favourite Female Artist.
The With You hitmaker went on to beat Keys, Lil' Wayne, the Eagles and Coldplay for Artist of the Year - modestly insisting the British band was more worthy of the honour, saying, "I would have gave (sic) it to Coldplay. I'm at a loss for words."
West scored his first-ever AMAs victories in two first-time categories at the award show, beating mentor Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne to win Favourite Rap/Hip-Hip Album for 2007's Graduation.
West also scooped the Favourite Male Artist gong - but offered the award to Lollipop hitmaker Lil' Wayne during his acceptance speech: "I really appreciate these two awards but I've got to say I'm a fan of music, so and I've got my opinion and I want to give this award to (Lil') Wayne for this year. If it was last year, this would've been my award. We'll see what happens next year."
R+B singer Alicia Keys was another top winner, walking away with Favourite Album in the Pop/Rock and Soul/R+B categories.
Taking the stage to accept her awards, she applauded her fellow artists, adding, "I'm so proud to be here tonight for all of the diversity in music that's represented here, there's something for everyone... We have a brand new president, there are new changes in the world and there's nothing we can't do."
The 36th Annual AMAs - which saw performances by artists including Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo and Rihanna and Coldplay - was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Britney Spears, who was rumoured to be making a surprise stage appearance, didn't attend the ceremony.
The full list of American Music Awards winners is as follows:
POP/ ROCK MUSIC
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Rihanna
FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Daughtry
FAVOURITE ALBUM
Alicia Keys - As I Am
COUNTRY MUSIC
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Brad Paisley
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift
FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Rascal Flatts
FAVOURITE ALBUM
Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Kanye West
FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Three 6 Mafia
FAVOURITE ALBUM
Kayne West - Graduation
SOUL/RHYTHM + BLUES MUSIC
FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Rihanna
FAVOURITE ALBUM
Alicia Keys - As I Am
SOUNDTRACKS
FAVOURITE ALBUM
Alvin And The Chipmunks
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
FAVOURITE ARTIST
Linkin Park
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
FAVOURITE ARTIST
Jordin Sparks
LATIN MUSIC
FAVOURITE ARTIST
Enrique Iglesias
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVOURITE ARTIST
Third Day
T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Jonas Brothers
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown
AWARD OF MERIT
Annie Lennox.