Taylor Swift and MJ Take Top Awards at AMAs

Michael Jackson wins four posthumous awards, including favorite male artist.

Michael Jackson took home four posthumous awards at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, but was bested by teenage country crossover star Taylor Swift, who won five — including Artist of the Year.

Jackson, who died at age 50 in June just days before he was meant to embark on a concert stint in London, was honored with four awards, including Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock). (photo: Jermaine Jackson accepting for his brother/ Getty)

Jay-Z swept the Rap / Hip Hop category with two awards; Green Day won Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock Music).

Here is the full list of winners: 

POP or ROCK
Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson
Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album
Michael Jackson / Number Ones

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist
Keith Urban
Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album
Taylor Swift / Fearless
 
RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Male Artist
Jay-Z
Favorite Album
Jay-Z / Blueprint 3
 
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson
Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album
Michael Jackson / Number Ones
 
SOUNDTRACKS
Favorite Album
Twilight Soundtrack
 
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Favorite Artist
Green Day
 
ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Favorite Artist
Taylor Swift
 
LATIN
Favorite Artist
Aventura
 
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist
Mary Mary
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift
 
T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Country Breakthrough Artist – Gloriana
 
INTERNATIONAL  ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Whitney Houston