American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Artist – Alternative has been awarded since 1995. Years reflect the year in which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year), the all-time winner in this category is Linkin Park with 6 wins, they are also the most nominated act with 8 nominations.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1995
(22nd)
Counting Crows [1]
Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
1996
(23rd)
Pearl Jam [2]
Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
1997
(24th)
The Smashing Pumpkins [3]
Bush
Stone Temple Pilots
1998
(25th)
Bush [4]
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Sublime
1999
(26th)
Pearl Jam [5]
Green Day
Third Eye Blind

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2000
(27th)
Red Hot Chili Peppers [6]
Kid Rock
Limp Bizkit
2001
(28th)
Creed [7]
Limp Bizkit
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2002
(29th)
Limp Bizkit [8]
Linkin Park
Staind
2003
(30th)
Creed [9]
Linkin Park
System of a Down
2003
(31st)
Linkin Park [10]
Coldplay
Metallica
2004
(32nd)
Linkin Park [11]
Incubus
Jet
2005
(33rd)
Green Day [12]
Coldplay
System of a Down
2006
(34th)
Red Hot Chili Peppers [13]
Nickelback
Pearl Jam
2007
(35th)
Linkin Park [14]
My Chemical Romance
The White Stripes
2008
(36th)
Linkin Park [15]
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
2009
(37th)
Green Day [16]
Kings of Leon
Shinedown

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2010
(38th)
Muse [17]
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend
2011
(39th)
Foo Fighters [18]
The Black Keys
Mumford & Sons
2012
(40th)
Linkin Park [19]
The Black Keys
Gotye
2013
(41st)
Imagine Dragons [20]
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons
2014
(42nd)
Imagine Dragons [21]
Bastille
Lorde
2015
(43rd)
Fall Out Boy [22]
Hozier
Walk the Moon
2016
(44th)
Twenty One Pilots [23]
Coldplay
X Ambassadors
2017
(45th)
Linkin Park [24]
Imagine Dragons
Twenty One Pilots

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Brooks turns down artist of year award". CNN. January 30, 1996. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Slain Rapper Wins American Music Award". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 28, 1997. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Spice Girls Clean Up At American Music Awards". Rolling Stone. January 28, 1998. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1999 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "American Music Awards: List of winners". CNN. January 18, 2000. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2001 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "2002 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "2002 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. January 14, 2003. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ "31st American Music Awards Winners". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "2004 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2005 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. November 23, 2005. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "The 2006 American Music Awards Nominees Announced". Access Hollywood. September 19, 2006. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  14. ^ "2007 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ "2008 American Music Awards Winners". Associated Press. New York Daily News. November 24, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ "2009 American Music Awards winners". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  17. ^ "AMA 2010 Winners: The Full List". CBS News. June 5, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ "American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners". Billboard. November 18, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  19. ^ "American Music Awards 2012: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ "American Music Awards 2013: List of AMA winners in full". The Independent. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  21. ^ "American Music Awards 2014: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  22. ^ "American Music Awards 2015: Full Winners List". Variety. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  23. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (November 20, 2016). "American Music Awards 2016: Full List of Winners". Forbes. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 AMAs". Billboard. November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.