Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and aired live on ABC.

Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and aired live on ABC.

The R&B superstar won the four major awards for which he was nominated – favorite male artist and album (“Confessions,” LaFace/Zomba) in both the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories.

Other multiple winners were rap duo OutKast and country rocker Toby Keith. OutKast won favorite pop/rock band, duo or group; favorite rap/hip-hop band, duo or group; and favorite rap/hip-hop album for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” (LaFace/Zomba). Keith took home the favorite male and favorite album (“Shock’n Y’all,” Dreamworks/Interscope) in the country category.

Other winners included Sheryl Crow (favorite female pop-rock artist), Alicia Keys (favorite female soul/R&B artist), Reba McEntire (favorite female country artist), Brooks & Dunn (favorite country band, duo or group), Jay-Z (favorite male rap/hip-hop artist), Marc Anthony (favorite latin artist), Linkin Park (favorite alternative artist) and MercyMe (favorite contemporary inspirational artist).

Bon Jovi, who performed a two-song set at the event, won an award of merit celebrating the band’s 20-year career. Kenny Chesney won the T-Mobile Text-In Award, voted on by the public during the show’s broadcast.

Other performers included show-openers Gwen Stefani and Lenny Kravitz, Usher, Keys, Keith, Rod Stewart, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson. Ringo Starr introduced a segment of rare Beatles performance footage.

AMA Winners are determined by a national survey of 20,000 music listeners.

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