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American Music Awards of 1996

23rd Annual American Music Awards
Starring Sinbad
Country of origin USA
Running time 180 min.
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 29, 1996

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


  • Pop/Rock Category 1
  • Soul/R&B Category 2
  • Country Category 3
  • Adult Contemporary Category 4
  • Rap/Hip-Hop Category 5
  • Alternative Category 6
  • Heavy Metal Category 7
  • Award of Merit 8
  • Favorite Artist of the Year 9
  • References 10

Pop/Rock Category

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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 Over - The Eagles II - Boyz II Men
Cracked Rear View - Hootie & The Blowfish
Favorite Soundtrack The Lion King Dangerous Minds
Forrest Gump
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Hootie & The Blowfish Blues Traveler
Alanis Morissette

Soul/R&B Category

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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 II - Boyz II Men My Life - Mary J. Blige
CrazySexyCool - TLC
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Brandy Monica
Soul for Real

Country Category

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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 Hits - Garth Brooks Waitin' on Sundown - Brooks & Dunn
The Woman in Me - Shania Twain
Favorite Country New Artist Shania Twain Rhett Akins
Ty Herndon

Adult Contemporary Category

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist The Eagles Hootie & the Blowfish
Michael Jackson

Rap/Hip-Hop Category

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Coolio Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Naughty By Nature

Alternative Category

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Alternative Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Nine Inch Nails

Heavy Metal Category

Category Winner Nominees
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Pearl Jam Green Day
Van Halen

Award of Merit

Favorite Artist of the Year

Winner Nominees
Garth Brooks (Refused) Boyz II Men
Green Day
Hootie & The Blowfish


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