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The 36th Annual American Music Awards were held on November 23, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The nominations were announced on October 11, 2008.[1]

36th Annual American Music Awards
DateNovember 23, 2008
LocationNokia Theatre L.A. Live,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJimmy Kimmel
Most awardsChris Brown (3)
Most nominationsAlicia Keys (5)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime135 minutes
Produced byDick Clark Productions



Winners and nomineesEdit

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Alternative Artist Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Favorite Soundtrack Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Honorary Award
Award of Merit


  1. ^ Watson, Margeaux (October 14, 2008). "2008 American Music Awards nominees announced". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 28, 2017.