American Music Awards of 1996

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23rd Annual American Music Awards
Date January 29, 1996
Country United States
Hosted by Sinbad
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

The 23rd Annual American Music Awards were held on January 29, 1996.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year Garth Brooks (Refused) Boyz II Men
Green Day
Hootie & The Blowfish
TLC (Accepted)
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Jackson Elton John
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Mariah Carey Melissa Etheridge
Alanis Morissette
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group The Eagles Boyz II Men
Hootie & The Blowfish
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Hell Freezes OverThe Eagles IIBoyz II Men
Cracked Rear ViewHootie & The Blowfish
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Hootie & The Blowfish Blues Traveler
Alanis Morissette
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Michael Jackson
Barry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Mariah Carey Anita Baker
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Boyz II Men Jodeci
Favorite Soul/R&B Album IIBoyz II Men My LifeMary J. Blige
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Brandy Monica
Soul for Real
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Alan Jackson
George Strait
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Mary Chapin Carpenter
Shania Twain
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama BlackHawk
Brooks & Dunn
Favorite Country Album The HitsGarth Brooks Waitin' on SundownBrooks & Dunn
The Woman in MeShania Twain
Favorite Country New Artist Shania Twain Rhett Akins
Ty Herndon
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist The Eagles Hootie & the Blowfish
Michael Jackson
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Van Halen
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Coolio Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Naughty By Nature
Soundtrack Album
Favorite Soundtrack The Lion King Dangerous Minds
Forrest Gump
Award of Merit
Tammy Wynette