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Cyrus, Carey, Reba top Music Awards

The 20th annual American Music Awards were distributed among diverse styles, with multiple honors going to Billy Ray Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire, Boyz II Men and Pearl Jam.

Alabama received its 16th career trophy–for country group–as country made a strong showing last night at the Shrine Auditorium.

Cyrus accepted trophies for country single with “Achy Breaky Heart” and new country artist.

Carey won as pop-rock female artist, and her “Unplugged” recording was top adult contemporary album. McEntire won as female country artist and country album for “For My Broken Heart.”

Boyz II Men won pop-rock single for “End of the Road” and soul-rhythm and blues band, duo or group.

In a widely divergent field, Pearl Jam beat Arrested Development and TLC for new pop-rock artist. The group also claimed new artist honors in the heavy metal-hard rock competition.

“Funky Divas” earned the soul-R&B album award for En Vogue.

Metallica defeated Def Leppard and Red Hot Chili Peppers as favorite artist in the resurgent metal-rock category.

Genesis scored a big victory over Irish rockers U2 and young rappers Kris Kross for pop-rock group.

Elizabeth Taylor presented an honorary award to Michael Jackson, who also scored the R&B single award for “Remember the Time.”

Patti LaBelle was top soul-rhythm and blues female artist.

Rap-hip hop artist winner was Sir Mix-A-Lot, whose hit is “Baby Got Back.” Kris Kross won new artist in that category.

k.d. lang won as new adult contemporary artist.

American Music Awards nominations are based on industry record sales and airplay data, and winners are voted by a national sampling of record buyers. A complete list of winners will appear in tomorrow’s paper.

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