|MARY MARY WINS "AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD"
05 December 2005
Mary Mary took home their first "American Music Award" on Nov. 22 when the duo was named "Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational Music" at the 33rd Annual "American Music Awards." Sisters Erica and Tina Campbell were both on hand to accept the honor and they also joined new R&B artist Chris Brown on stage to present the award for "Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop."
A total of 13 awards were handed out during the awards show, which was broadcast live on ABC from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Mary Mary was joined by Casting Crowns and Jars of Clay as nominees in the category, which was recognized for the fifth time by the "American Music Awards." Yolanda Adams was the first recipient in 2002, followed by Avalon. Steven Curtis Chapman was the award's recipient at the 31st Annual "American Music Awards" in Nov. 2003, when the awards show was moved to the fall, and MercyMe took home the honor last year.
According to ABC's Web site, winners of the "American Music Awards" are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, will be sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc. Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records, and the Nielsen Soundscan Inc., management information system. Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are kept secret until envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.
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