America Salutes Beyonce, T.I. & Akon At Music Awards

 Beyonce and Justin Timberlake were just two of last night's (November 18) winners as the music industry came out in force for the star studded 2007 American Music Awards.


The awards, which were held in Los Angeles, brought out the biggest names in entertainment including blue-eyed soul poster boy J.T., who took home two awards for best male pop-rock artist and soul/R&B album of the year for his mega-hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds. Timberlake, who was not in attendance, accepted his awards via a video feed from Australia.

R&B sensation Beyonce also got a big honor last night as Usher presented her with the "International Artist Award," which has only been given to a handful of artists, including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Aerosmith.

"I'm so blessed to wake up every morning and do what I love. I don't take it for granted," Beyonce said. "I'm so grateful, so honored and so humbled by this award." Beyonce also graced the stage for a performance with country duo Sugarland, as they performed Beyonce's hit "Irreplaceable."

Veteran emcees Bone Thugs-N-Harmony took home the award for favorite rap/hip-hop group, as Akon won for favorite male and Rihanna for favoirite female soul/R&B artist. T.I., won for favorite male artist and favorite album in the hip-hop category and Black Eyed Pea Fergie won for favorite pop female artist.

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