Adam Lambert and Paula Abdul Announce the American Music Award Nominations, Daughtry and Carrie Underwood get Nods

Adam Lambert, Paula Abdul and Snoop Dogg announced the 2009 American Music Award nominees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today.

  • Check out the list of nominees HERE.

Daughtry was nominated in the Adult Contemporary – Favorite Artist category along with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift.

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Carrie Underwood got a nod in the Country – Favorite Female Artist category.   Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire were also nominated in the category.

That’s it for Idol nominations at the AMAs. Season 7 Idols, David Cook,   David Archuleta and Kelly Clarkson were shut out.

Taylor Swift was nominated in 5 categories – Adult Contemporary – Favorite Artist, Country – Favorite Female Artist, Artist of the Year, Country – Favorite Album for Fearless and Pop/Rock – Favorite Female Artist.   She’s truly crossed over.

Michael Jackson received 3 posthumous nods, Pop/Rock – Favorite Male Artist, Artist of the Year and Soul/R&B Favorite Artist.

You can begin voting for your favorites right now HERE.

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  1. I beg please put Adam talkin at am nominacions. Please I missed him I go crazy for him.

  2. so basicaly in a year RCA eliminated David cook artisticly (with the singles)
    and publicly.
    Amazing!
    doing Christmas specials with country peeps will put the last nail in the Rocker david cook coffin.
    way to go RCA!

  3. Ok please don’t yell at me for this, but I am a little upset that Michael Jackson has been nominated for ANYTHING, let alone 3 awards. When did “Number Ones” come out, like 2003? Was I sad about his death? Yes. Did I shed a few tears? Yes. And if he had released an album this past year I wouldn’t be fussing. But come on.

    Congrats to the other nominees.

  4. SUCKS RE: COOK. SO BLEEPING WRONG. If RCA had actually known how to PLUG him and his album…They better not f**k up with Adam the way the have with Cook.

    David graciously tweeted Daughtry. I don’t think Carrie is on Twitter. Very happy for both of them. No Kelly, either. Was she eligible?

    Poor David. So wrong. Grrr.

  5. Holy Moly. I rrrreeeaaaallllyyy don’t think its that serious. Nobody’s career ends over AMA nominations. LOL.

    Appearing with Carrie is not going to end his career either.

    So much drama today. Yikes.

  6. Agreed suebrody and justic

    I am a bitter David Cook fan today. I’ll wear that hat proudly. He (the artist David Cook) deserves a nomination.

  7. They better not f**k up with Adam the way the have with Cook.

    It will really be interesting to see Cooks second album. I hope he writes songs with his band as well and not just have writing session with songwriters.

  8. For those of you taking this a little too seriously, here’s the Wikipedia on the AMAs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Music_Award

    They basically poll “music buyers” (how they do that I don’t know) plus I’m betting they look at music sales and tour revenues over the past year. And note awards don’t go to “best,” they go to “favorite”: BIG difference. I’m sorry, David Cook did very well for his first time out, but in comparision to how all the other nominees did this past year? Sorry. If it makes anybody feel better the AMAs apparently think “pop/rock” = whatever’s doing well in Top 40 which is more rhythmic than anything. And that Daughtry is adult contemporary. Actually, now that I look at the noms I’m thinking WTF for a variety of reasons!

    Maybe if Michael Jackson hadn’t died…

  9. thedavidcook congrats to @CHRIS_Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and all the other AMA nominees… kill it!

    …. :(

  10. The AMAs are a pointless awards show. Not that the Grammy’s don’t want ratings, but that’s the only purpose of the American Music Awards, they’ve even said so. Not that those who have been nominated shouldn’t be proud.

  11. I wish Cook had been nominated :-(
    Personally, I much prefer him to Daughtry but congrats Chris and Carrie.

  12. Then that explains it. Because of the surge of sales after his death, is how Jackson got the nods. Still kinda not right but he will win all 3 awards. Sorry living nominees.

  13. The AMAs are a pointless awards show.

    Well I don’t know about pointless. Its good exposure, and its always nice to be recognized for what you do. But yeah, its not the be all end all of life. Its about popularity, and DC hasn’t broken through THAT big yet.

  14. I’m really not shocked he didn’t get nominated..BUT I am shocked Kelly didn’t. What kind of bullshit is that?

  15. Just to agree with smn73, I think Michael Jackson will win everything he’s nominated in.

    And just to add to the History of the AMAs: from this interview with Dick Clark:http://www.askmen.com/celebs/interview_150/157_dick_clark_interview.html

    Q: You are widely known for having a finger on the pulse of America, especially when it comes to music. What was it that made you want to launch the American Music Awards, 32 years ago?

    ABC asked me to come up with an idea that could be their answer to the Grammy Awards. They had refused to air them when the Grammy Association decided they were going to broadcast from Nashville. It was a grave era for ABC. They called me in and I said, “You can’t duplicate an academy, the only thing that isn’t on the air is a popularity poll, so let’s do a popularity poll with people who listen to the radio and buy records.”

  16. Ok please don’t yell at me for this, but I am a little upset that Michael Jackson has been nominated for ANYTHING, let alone 3 awards. When did ‘Number Ones’  come out, like 2003? Was I sad about his death? Yes. Did I shed a few tears? Yes. And if he had released an album this past year I wouldn’t be fussing. But come on.

    How about I just yell some encouragement at you?

    Seriously, the AMA’s are a joke. I too was shocked by Michael Jackson’s death, but he didn’t do anything this year to warrant an award. He has no new music, no new albums, no new anything. Will we have to endure this every time a legend dies? Is no new music ever to be recognized?

    Blah! MJ was recognized for his work the years they were produced. He’s won lots of awards. I think this is just a way to generate buzz. I think it’s lazy, trite and kind of obnoxious. Michael Jackson is dead, but people still keep using him.

  17. Well I don’t know about pointless. Its good exposure, and its always nice to be recognized for what you do.

    Yes, I agree. It’s still good stuff, as weird as the AMAs can be. The MJ nominations don’t make any sense.

    If they nominate artists for airplay and single sales I don’t think David had much of a chance. Not even Kelly was nominated and she had a lot radio airplay.

    Congrats to Carrie and Chris.

  18. .BUT I am shocked Kelly didn’t. What kind of bullshit is that?

    Too many bigger-selling folk in Kelly’s category, I think. Pop is a girls’ medium these days, and she has lots and lots of high-selling competition. This is really about quantity more than quality.

  19. When does the AMA’s come on, I heard Adam will be performing…I can’t wait!!! (But first I need to find out when they are coming on – LOL)

  20. Cookie not nominated, that sucks, %#&% ,what about all he has accomplished this past year !!!! He did perform at AMA preshow last year and introduced Carrie. His career is not ending because of this or doing a Christmas show with Carrie. He is working slowly and building his career and getting his name and music out there. He worked so hard this year it is a shame and I am hurt.

  21. I think MJ was nominated because his death helped boost sales in an otherwise dreadful year.

    And, like it or not, Carrie and Chris D. are always going to be treated like the “firstborn” daughter and son in the Simon Fuller/AI family. Cook is never going to get the same attention until he carves out his own unique niche. I feel sorry for him, sort of, but he’s had a really good year and a half since winning S7. Sometimes a little disappointment is just what the doctor ordered to spur more independence and creativity.

  22. I love David Cook, they play one of his songs on the DirecTV feed for the NFL package…

  23. the VMA’s are pointless, the AMA’s are pointles, david cook is too good for this award shows yada yada yada…
    oh boy I can’t wait for the positive spin on cook being snubbed by the grammys…

    the writing was on the wall the day LO was announced as his first single.
    how can you establish yourself as an artist in this industry when your lable sees your record only as a means for paying your dues…

  24. Well congrats to Carrie and Daughtry. But yeah, totally agree that MJ being nominated is a joke and of course he’ll win. pffft to that I say. It wasn’t even for new work so double pfft.

    Sucks about David Cook not being nom’d, but agreed, they aren’t the Grammys or anything like that, so yay, it’s more about the exposure than the award.

    edited for important negative. Typing while at work/working is hard.

  25. I like David Cook more than Daughtry, but Daughtry has sold a lot more albums than David. I am not surprised David Archuleta wasn’t nominated. He sells more singles than albums, plus his music doesn’t exactly burn up the charts. I understand people wanting to honor Michael Jackson because he died, but he received plenty of awards when he was alive. His nominations could have went to more deserving nominees.

  26. And, like it or not, Carrie and Chris D. are always going to be treated like the ‘firstborn’  daughter and son in the Simon Fuller/AI family. Cook is never going to get the same attention until he carves out his own unique niche.

    Yep. Last year he got a bit of attention as a presenter and the red carpet performance (guess he wasnt even worthy then of an actual show performance) but this year? Next…And it’s obviously 19’s doing. Yeah I feel for him but I feel worse for Kris. Think they’ll at least throw him a bone and give him a presenter slot?

  27. Yes, it’s mostly about exposure, but it’s still a snub to Cook, IMO.

  28. And, like it or not, Carrie and Chris D. are always going to be treated like the ‘firstborn’  daughter and son in the Simon Fuller/AI family. Cook is never going to get the same attention until he carves out his own unique niche.

    Has 19 helped Chris? I really don’t know, and that’s why I am asking.

  29. Glad for Carrie and Daughtry. But I am shocked that Kelly, Cook, and Jordin were left out. And Archie could’ve been nominated for Crush….that single was huge! Bummer.

  30. I’m kind of surprised that Kelly didn’t get nominated, but Carrie and Daughtry nominations are kind of a no brainer for this type of award show. Heck, they’re probably already nominated for next year’s show. (I don’t have any numbers but I do think Cook probably sold more albums and singles than Daughtry in the last year, but we can just pretend it’s 2007).

    I don’t expect David to be nominated for any kind of award this year but I wouldn’t mind being pleasantly surprised. He’s going to find some way to make a bigger critical or commercial splash with album #2 if he’s hoping to join the cool kids with “_____ award-nominated” in front of his name. I think he has it in him.

  31. This really has nothing to do with 19/AI. They don’t buy you nominations. They can get you to perform or present, but that’s how far their “power” go.

  32. Thank you for posting that youtube vid. Adam has the perfect announcer voice – good tone, enunciates perfectly, good phrasing, and looks perfectly comfortable. He also adds personality to the announcing. I can see him hosting an award show a couple of years down the road.

    BTW, why were they laughing before Snoop announced country noms?

  33. I loved DC’s twitter response to folks being upset over his not being nominated: “Thanks for the kind words, all. BUT…good records and good shows trump good awards…onward and upward. All who we’re nominated deserve it”

    Classy guy!

  34. I’m sorry, David Cook did very well for his first time out, but in comparision to how all the other nominees did this past year? Sorry.

    Yeah, I’m looking at the list where I’d assume he’d be and… who would you take off? I mean, I *adore* him but… he hasn’t had the kind of year the other nominees have had, I don’t think. There’s time, his career isn’t over because he didn’t get nominated, and I doubt appearing on Carrie’s show will be the nail in the coffin either, lol. Although some folks try to pound in the nail for every thing that happens. So goes celebrity, I guess. He’s busting his butt to carve out his own niche. Very excited to see what we get with the 2nd album.

    the VMA’s are pointless, the AMA’s are pointles, david cook is too good for this award shows yada yada yada’ ¦

    Erm, a little bit of projecting, but that’s ok. I’m sure a few people will get defensive like that but for the most part people are disappointed, and aren’t they allowed to be? I’m disappointed, though not surprised. You want the best for your favorite artists, that’s just… being a fan?

  35. Has 19 helped Chris? I really don’t know, and that’s why I am asking.

    Sue, I’m certainly no expert, but if I recall correctly, Chris got the full-blown, he-was-the-guy-we-wanted-to-win-and-we-see-no-reason-to-let-the-voting-interfere-with-those-plans treatment, much as Adam has this year. Chris was clearly “the chosen one” his season, and he got that treatment. His early boot was, in many ways, a blessing for him, as Adam’s second place finish has been for him. They got the full 19E/19R winner’s treatment without much of the baggage that has followed around the winners.

    And I’m not saying winning was bad for Cook–it was great for him and great for the Idol franchise to have someone like him win. It was GREAT television, his sales have been very respectable, and I think he has a good future ahead of him, but he’s not the breakout artist that Chris or Carrie are, yet at least, and that’s probably a combination of the Idol franchishe getting a little long in the tooth, there already being superstars on the roster like Carrie and Daughtry to promote, and some unfortunate marketing decisions made about David.

    Nonetheless, he has nothing really to complain about. You have to take the bad with the good, and I think David, as much as any previous Idol contestant, has that perspective. He’s had much worse things to face this past year than getting passed over for an AMA.

  36. Sometimes a little disappointment is just what the doctor ordered to spur more independence and creativity.

    good point.

  37. Iz sad for Cookie, but happy that I don’t have to sit through the show now. And, suebrody, yep, David is class. His last two tweets are 100% classier than my thoughts right now ;)

    Oh, well… congrats to Carrie and Daughtry!

  38. I just find it funny that an artist can be considered both rap/hip hop AND pop/rock. I’m not faulting Michael Jackson’s death for nominees being left out. I think it’s more ridiculous that Eminem (and TI too? Don’t remember.) are being nominated for both best male rap/hip hop AND pop/rock artists. Maybe I’m being too technical, but that’s kinda ridiculous to me. Not even Jason Mraz for pop/rock? Ugh.

    These are also fan voted, so unexpected people could very well win. Like Chris Brown winning artist of the year last year over Coldplay, among others. It’s all in whose fans will powervote for them.

  39. I am very happy for Carrie and Daughtry. I think David Cook should have gotten a nom too. Definitely in best new Artist Rock/pop. Michael Jackson should have been disqualified from any nomination. He only received those sales number because of his death. If he had lived he wouldn’t have even been close to being nominated. I could see them having a special tribute to him even a Honorary award or naming a new award after him but to nominate him for something that was released 6 years ago is ridiculous. IMHO

  40. Yay! Congrats to Idol alums, Daughtry and Underwood. But I am disappointed to see so many MJ nominations. Yes, his death made us remember his wonderfully creative years. But the buying and reminiscing frenzy that resulted from his death should only be good for one or two nominations (say favorite album for his hits collection). But the lack of any recent new material or performances should have resulted in him not being eligible for the favorite artist categories. I feel those spots should have gone other more recent artists.

  41. The more I look at the nominees the more I see it as a joke. Eminem? Really? The Black Eyed Peas? They’re album was shiteous. And all of the cross genre nominations are kind of tiring. I LOVE Taylor Swift but she’s nominated in a bagillion categories. Same with MJ. And posthumous awards (aside from Heath Ledger) are lame. It’s just a ratings ploy. Yes, MJ’s songs sold this year…but they weren’t anything new. And he received awards for those hits prior to his death. Is that fair? I hope Kings of Leon wins big this year. They are most deserving methinks.

  42. I love David Cook, but he was NEVER gonna get an AMA nod (a Grammy nom is a much higher possibility)…at the AMAs there are only 3 noms per category, its based on some nebulous interview/sales/favorite type formula…he has done really well for himself but he hasn’t sold enough/blown up big enough for an AMA nod…I doubt he views it as a snub

  43. Personally I don’t think Cook deserved a nom. I dunno, I don’t think his material was that great this year. Of course, Nickelback got nominated, so who knows. Maybe I could most see him in Breakout Artist, but I wouldn’t switch out Lady Gaga or Kings of Leon, so hmm. Well ymmv. Anyway, the MJ noms are totally ridiculous.

  44. ^^

    And posthumous awards (aside from Heath Ledger) are lame. It’s just a ratings ploy.

    Of course it is, the whole reason the awards were started were for ratings! ABC wanted a show that was on par with the Grammys to compete with CBS and asked Dick Clark to whip something up. Voila, the AMAs were born. It’s a popularity contest…that’s all. There are fans mad that Beyonce didn’t get nominated for Artist of the Year (you know, fans besides Kanye…)

  45. the VMA’s are pointless, the AMA’s are pointles, david cook is too good for this award shows yada yada yada’ ¦

    I think you’ve mischaracterized what fans said here. One person said the AMA’s are pointless, the rest nobody said. I realize you’ve exaggerated to make your point, but still …

    I’m a fan and a bit disappointed but I realize all the variables involved and it is what it is. I do shy away from ott fan behavior for anyone, including my favorites. People are just disappointed right now and a bit emotional.

    I do agree that the cd had better songs that weren’t put out as singles and I think that might have worked against DC for this year. He is already working on his next cd so, better luck next year. I get the impression he and the band have strong goals for next year that hopefully include even more creative control.

  46. Very excited for Daughtry of course!!! And Carrie as well!! As for all this RCA Cook talk….I feel for you guys, I really do. I know it may seem that they gave Chris the royal treatment from the get go but I have followed every move, every appearance, booking etc since day one of Daughtry and it really was not like that at all in the beginning. When that season’s albums were first released Taylor (being the winner) was booked on every single show possible, Daughtry did have a nice handful of bookings as well but still fell quite a few short of Taylor’s. It wasn’t until the Daughtry CD started selling like crazy that RCA started pushing more. And to be honest, Clive loved them and was willing to put a lot into them, much more than Barry has….Chris and the band worked their asses off, this success was not handed to them on a silver platter. Yes I do know that Cook and his band have been hard at work too and he should’ve had a new single out a long time ago….he is getting screwed, no doubt about that. Daughtry fans aren’t always ecstatic at the way RCA handles things for them either….it sucks that’s all there is to it. I just wanted to clear the air a little in regards to Daughtry’s “chosen one” status.

  47. There are fans mad that Beyonce didn’t get nominated for Artist of the Year (you know, fans besides Kanye’ ¦)

    Thanks for the laugh, but my keyboard will never be the same. :)

  48. thedavidcook congrats to @CHRIS_Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and all the other AMA nominees’ ¦ kill it!

    David Cook is a class act! Congrats to Carrie and Chris!

  49. I just wanted to clear the air a little in regards to Daughtry’s ‘chosen one’  status.

    Oh, I didn’t in any way mean to detract from what Chris has accomplished. I was making the comparison to what they did for Taylor Hicks, not Cook, whom I think has been treated very well, all things considered.

    I do think TPTB have been MUCH faster at getting new singles out for Chris and his band than they have for David, but Chris is a proven seller and they may have decided that trying to promote David’s album further wasn’t worth the investment.

  50. Daughtry is Adult Contemporary? Was he nominated in this category in the past? I guess he’s not exactly Alternative Rock either’ ¦ though Shinedown is interesting, I didn’t think of them as Alternative. That was was just interesting in general, by the strength of that one hit single, I guess. Anyway, it’s gotta be KOL.

    I do wish David Cook could’ve gotten a nom but not surprised he didn’t. He’s done well there on HAC and AC but not stupendously, and not better than the three nominees there. You could argue that DC was getting good play on AC and HAC the bulk of the year before No Surprise came out and took over the charts, but Daughtry’s a proven entity and will continue to do well on AC/HAC through the remainder of this year and on. Oh well. DC’s done incredibly well in many ways this year and has a great career. I’d love to see awards recognition, new singles, etc. but if not, he’s still putting out great music, putting on great shows, and we have album 2 and beyond to look forward to.

  51. Chris tweeted this back to David

    @CHRIS_Daughtry Thanks broseph!!!!

    Aw. I wuv them :)

    David has done well all things considered and RCA’s fuck-ups with letting the wrong singles go on and on and on, but I’ll always be convinced the success he did achieve wasn’t enough. IMO they wanted him to have blockbuster sales like Taylor Swift or Nickelback. Even CBTM was thrown out there with very little promo compared to what TOML and LO got. The exposure it did get I credit 19 for. I just don’t see him being someone RCA is always going to be very invested in. Which is why I’m happy to see him working his butt off. You need to work hard in this business.

  52. I just find it funny that an artist can be considered both rap/hip hop AND pop/rock.

    Well, I think that pop/rock probably mainly means the pop radio world, more than anything else. And in that world, hiphop and rap are king, in the big markets especially, for male artists. Look at the KIIS LA playlist!

  53. Proud of my fav Chris D getting th e nomination and a little disappointed that David C didn’t.

    Congratulations to both Carrie and Daughtry :)

    “I don’t have any numbers but I do think Cook probably sold more albums and singles than Daughtry in the last year”

    I think you may be right, but I also think it would be a lot closer than people might think, as Daughtry’s 1st cd has had steady sales all along and the 2nd cd has done quite well but is in early days still.

    “And, like it or not, Carrie and Chris D. are always going to be treated like the ‘firstborn’  daughter and son in the Simon Fuller/AI family.”

    They are both massive sellers, which is probably why I think you are correct, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for any other ‘favored’ Idols. I would say that I’m happy (generally) with how well Cook has been treated. The only problem so far (and it is a big one) is that RCA apparently picks singles by having a group of howler monkeys randomly throw darts at a board that only has tracks from the album that David didn’t write himself as options. I am not happy with the fact that another single (Lie! For god’s sake, Lie! You idiots!) has not been released.

  54. I’m really not shocked he didn’t get nominated..BUT I am shocked Kelly didn’t. What kind of bullshit is that?

    Kelly or Pink. They’re my favorite female vocalists, and these two had banner years with monster singles and great tours. I mean… Eminem? And just too many repeats in general. What’s with Taylor and MJ being in so many categories. There are only 3 nominees, so by doing this, unless they stack the presenters and performers, they really lower the number of celebs attending the show!

  55. where’s kris Allen in all of this?!
    isn’t he supposed to be the AI ”Winner” and be given the opportunity to perform on the AMA or at least present an award ?!

    he’s the one i’m feeling sorry for right now…..

  56. The AMAs are a popularity.sales award. It always goes to the best selling aritsts/biggest Top 40 hitmakers. It’s not an award for quality just popularity. I’m completely not surprised that Taylor Swift and Micheal Jackson dominate. They probably sold more albums than anyone else this year.

    Last year Carrie, Daughtry and Jordin Sparks not only were nominated for AMAs but won. And if Carrie/Daughtry win this year, I think it’ll be her fourth and his third AMA.

    AMA loves its Idols. Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken have also won. Cook wasn’t nominated because LO and CBTM weren’t big Top 40 hits. That’s really the only reason.

  57. IF Daughtry wins, it will be their 5th I think? They won 3 back in 2007 (nominated for 4), 1 last year (nominated for 2).

  58. The music industry is completely and totally unpredictable. How far apart are Eminem and Taylor Swift…more than polar but they are two artists who have sold very well and have been on the radio in more than one genre…and Eminem is beyond vulgar and Taylor can’t sing too well. So, for me, there isn’t any rhyme or reason why someone should be OTT popular and a better singer and performer should just have mediocre sales.

    As trite as this sounds…most award shows are just revenue builders. They are often a cash cow for the network, they increase sales for the performers, presenters, and winners and they provide a reasonably fun evening of television. They aren’t earth shattering…and one of these trophies isn’t going to define anyone’s career.

  59. I am so tired of seeing the same artists nominated for all the music awards – VMA, AMA, grammys, …..I’m sorry but I think Taylor Swift is pretty but why is she always nominated? I don’t think she’s very talented. I feel like the honest little boy in Emperor’s New Clothes.

  60. ITA with JPfan – it’s not surprising that Cook wasn’t nominated, if the awards are based on the top 40 CHR.

    And it’s even less surprising, personally, that the only artist/group that I like on any list (discounting Michael Jackson, because whilst I don’t like him, pretty much everyone has a Jackson song or two that they like) is Kings of Leon.

    So – go Kings of Leon!

    Oh – and Greenday – go Greenday too!

  61. I’m completely not surprised that Taylor Swift and Micheal Jackson dominate. They probably sold more albums than anyone else this year.

    They did.

  62. Oops, you’re right about Daughtry. I should have said this was the third year in a row they were nominated. I bet Taylor Swift wins every award that she’s nominated for.

  63. I’m not surprised that Cook didn’t score a nom given the process. But, actually, I noticed that the way the categories are broken down screws a lot of big selling acts this year. If you look at the categories for the noms, it’s mostly broken down by radio formats…alternative, country, pop, soul/R&B/rap (which would be your urban stations) and adult contemporary (which I suppose would be AC and HAC.) The rock/pop noms seem to be randomly the biggest crossover sellers. Where Cook, who set records for a solo male act on HAC (number of top ten singles by a male solo act tying Rob Thomas and someone else…numbers people can pipe in here, but there was something about a record) got screwed is that the AC category, unlike country or R&B, was not broken down into male/female/group, and also allowed for crossover peeps like Taylor Swift. If there had been a male AC artist category, this year based on radio play and sales, Cookie would probably be there with Mraz and Rob Thomas. I think Kelly and/or Pink would have nabbed a nod in the female category too, then, because along with the guys like Cook, Mraz, and Thomas, and groups like Daughtry and The Fray (no nom), they pretty much dominated HAC with Katie Perry (who also didn’t get a nom) and Taylor Swift. Oh well.

  64. Ugh. I’m so sad about Cook not being nominated. I believe if he had different singles (Heroes, Permanent) he would of had a better chance.

    I also feel bad for Kris. I can’t believe im saying this since Adam was my favorite this past season’ ¦. but I think Adam is getting too much too soon….

    Also I believe if your snubbed for the AMA’s your most likely going to be snubbed for the Grammy’s

  65. I like David Cook more than Daughtry, but Daughtry has sold a lot more albums than David. I am not surprised David Archuleta wasn’t nominated. He sells more singles than albums, plus his music doesn’t exactly burn up the charts. I understand people wanting to honor Michael Jackson because he died, but he received plenty of awards when he was alive. His nominations could have went to more deserving nominees.

    eh, i’m not mad at ’em for not nominating david… his career is young, he’s still progressing and maturing as an artist, so no heartburn here… because of his relative youth, he has plenty of time down the road for other noms and possible awards… congrats to carrie and daughtry for representing, and good luck to them both!

  66. Daniel B: The only problem so far (and it is a big one) is that RCA apparently picks singles by having a group of howler monkeys randomly throw darts at a board that only has tracks from the album that David didn’t write himself as options.

    Oh, c’mon. That’s sounds a little far fetched, don’t you think? PETA would never allow howler monkeys to use darts. They just fling poo at the song titles and the title with the most poo gets released. D’uh!

  67. I’m a Carrie and Kelly fan who likes Kris and Adam and the occasional other song by other AIers like Elliott. I know Carrie’s won a bunch of AMAs. But I think they’re meaningless. Carrie’s not winning her category this year either. It’s fan voted and Taylor Swift will be winning everything. Whatever, that’s fine, she’s majorly popular and all.

    Isn’t Kelly supposed to be performing at the AMAs? That’s what I’m looking forward to. And I’ve heard Carrie is too. And Adam. Hopefully Kris too. Let them show the rest of the industry how it’s done. These awards matter not.

  68. ‘Thanks for the kind words, all. BUT’ ¦good records and good shows trump good awards’ ¦onward and upward. All who we’re nominated deserve it’ 

    They can snub Cookie all they want. He is and will always be one classy guy. Most awards aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Let his music do the talking. It already has and I’m sure his new stuff will be light years better.

  69. Isn’t Kelly supposed to be performing at the AMAs? That’s what I’m looking forward to. And I’ve heard Carrie is too. And Adam. Hopefully Kris too. Let them show the rest of the industry how it’s done. These awards matter not.

    I’m curious to where you’ve gotten your information. You seem to want to turn the AMA’s into American Idol.

    Here is the rundown that’s been published:

    Black Eyed Peas, nominated for best duo or group along with Kings of Leon and Nickelback, will perform on the show. Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez are also scheduled for performances. “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert will use the show to debut songs from his upcoming album

  70. “I’m curious to where you’ve gotten your information.”

    I know neither has been announced yet but I believe Kelly shifted around a tour date (before the onsale) that ended up leaving her free on the day of the AMAs which prompted some rumors that she would perform. She has a show in Calgary on 11/20 and her next show would be in Seattle on 11/24 so it seems possible that she has been booked for the AMAs.

    As far as Carrie goes there was a leaked Play On promotion schedule a while ago posted at Country On Demand, a country news site. The schedule wound up being deleted but it indicated that she would be performing at the AMAs. So far that leaked promotion schedule has proven accurate.

    Kris Allen performing was just me wishful thinking which is why I said hopefully with regard to him.

    All award shows space out their performers announcements to keep the buzz going so I’m sure acts have been booked to perform without having been announced yet.

    At this point Kelly and Carrie are well established beyond AI so I don’t think having them perform on the same night Adam Lambert is also performing turns that show into AI. Although frankly I feel many non-AI acts could learn a little something from several AI alumni about turning in a good all around performance that doesn’t sacrifice good vocals for show.

  71. Congrats to all the nom’s!

    Naturally, I’m a little disappointed for Cook, but I’m not shocked he wasn’t nominated. He’s a new artist that didn’t blow up on TOP40 radio. The thing that sucks is I know he really was looking forward to a possible nomination; so I feel for him. Still crossing my fingers for the GRAMMYs.

    But I hope this lights a fire under him and he gives RCA the Fuck You when it comes to the way his next album is run. Let him have some REAL creative control this time around. The good thing is he has some leverage right now. They tried so hard to Nickelback him and completely screwed him in the singles department. Arguably the two blandest songs on his album were singles (the only two where he didn’t have a writing credit) because the fine folks at RCA didn’t want to take any risks and played it as safe as you could possibly play it. He’s a good songwriter and has a knack for a great arrangement. Give him the goddamn car keys.

    No doubt he’s as nice as they come, but I’d bet my paycheck DC is using this as motivation.

  72. They just fling poo at the song titles and the title with the most poo gets released. D’uh!

    So what you’re saying is they purposely choose the stinkiest songs as singles? Makes a strange sort of sense… bwah ha.

    Also, what Matt said.

  73. I think MJ is gonna win all his categories, but I hope Taylor Swift and KoL wins the categories that they’re not co-nominated with MJ in. Wow at Taylor being nominated in basically ALL the genres, what a crossover monster.

  74. I’m sorry but I think Taylor Swift is pretty but why is she always nominated? I don’t think she’s very talented. I feel like the honest little boy in Emperor’s New Clothes.

    I feel that way about almost every artist that is big this year. Compared to last year, this is a very lackluster music year for me. Just can’t get excited over Taylor, Lady G or even KOL. While I was a big fan of Eminem and BEP’s earlier stuff, I just don’t think they put out great albums this year. On the other, hand, Beyonce impressed the shit out of me this past year and I was never a fan. I definitely feel out of synch with the public.

    The idols, on the other hand, are putting out much better music this year, IMO. I think the recent singles from Daughtry, Kelly and Jordin were excellent.
    Very happy for Daughtry and Carrie. Wish Kelly got a nom and it goes without saying that I’m bummed about Cook. I’m not entirely surprised. He definitely deserved it, but I’m not sure that a lot of people got the chance to see why, unless they went to a concert. He made tons of public TV appearances performing TOML, Light On and CBTM, when he could have been performing almost anything else more effectively on his album. I still remember his SNL performance and the contrast in fan response to his Light On performance compared to the Declaration performance, or the contrast in the public’s response to his Permanent performance compared to his CBTM performance on Idol. I wonder whether RCA ever realized that they could have done things a little better.

  75. I’m sorry but I think Taylor Swift is pretty but why is she always nominated? I don’t think she’s very talented. I feel like the honest little boy in Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Basically it’s just different strokes, I guess. Personally I don’t get why lots of artists are so popular as well, take Nickelback (or their many clones) for example or say – Tokio Hotel. Sometimes we just have to conclude that “it’s just not our thing.”

    the VMA’s are pointless, the AMA’s are pointles, david cook is too good for this award shows yada yada yada’ ¦
    oh boy I can’t wait for the positive spin on cook being snubbed by the grammys’ ¦

    Hee. Hee.

  76. Very happy for Daughtry and Carrie. Wish Kelly got a nom and it goes without saying that I’m bummed about Cook. I’m not entirely surprised. He definitely deserved it, but I’m not sure that a lot of people got the chance to see why, unless they went to a concert. He made tons of public TV appearances performing TOML, Light On and CBTM, when he could have been performing almost anything else more effectively on his album. I still remember his SNL performance and the contrast in fan response to his Light On performance compared to the Declaration performance, or the contrast in the public’s response to his Permanent performance compared to his CBTM performance on Idol. I wonder whether RCA ever realized that they could have done things a little better.

    This whole paragraph, yes. But all said, DC still has so much going for him, and yay for album 2 on the horizon, woot!

    No doubt he’s as nice as they come, but I’d bet my paycheck DC is using this as motivation.

    Also, this. What does he say a lot? You’ll get a thousand NOs before you get the one YES in this industry. Dude has worked his ass off to make it in music since he was 15 and he’s got a long road ahead of making more music, and I don’t doubt that he’ll continue to work hard and shoot for the moon. I love that story he likes to tell about when MWK played in LA for a record label showcase, and that one record label exec told him specifically that he wasn’t good enough and for him to quit or something. I love that he didn’t just crumble up and give up on his dream after that. DC’s a big guy. He’s faced bigger disappointments, and hell, if nothing else, he’s in a much better position, financially and otherwise, than he was before Idol, and no matter what, he’s in the position where he can make music for the rest of his life without worrying about getting a day job. It’s all good :)

  77. Anyway, if, as the LA Times reported (and they tend to know their award show stuff), the nominations were completely based on Nielsen radio and Soundscan sales data, I could definite see Jason Mraz (I’m Yours & Lucky), Daughtry (No Surprise, What About Now, and recurrent airplay), and Taylor Swift (Love Story, You Belong With Me, and recurrent airplay) beating out DC (latter part of Magic Rainbow’s run, Light On, and CBTM). But I was hoping that he’d get a nomination. Ah, well. Can’t win, er, get nominations for ’em all.

    I’ll admit it. I laughed at the howler monkey debate (discussion? discourse?) above. Heh.

  78. Very happy for Daughtry and Carrie. Wish Kelly got a nom and it goes without saying that I’m bummed about Cook. I’m not entirely surprised. He definitely deserved it, but I’m not sure that a lot of people got the chance to see why, unless they went to a concert. He made tons of public TV appearances performing TOML, Light On and CBTM, when he could have been performing almost anything else more effectively on his album. I still remember his SNL performance and the contrast in fan response to his Light On performance compared to the Declaration performance, or the contrast in the public’s response to his Permanent performance compared to his CBTM performance on Idol. I wonder whether RCA ever realized that they could have done things a little better.

    Sigh, this is exactly how I feel. I am so unimpressed with how RCA has handled his material.
    But on the bright side, David always starts OK and ends up doing brilliantly in the long run. Let’s focus on album #2!!

  79. I’ve been wondering about something. Daughtrys latest album after a good couple of weeks has been sinking just as fast as Hicks first album.
    But you would never know that by anything I read. I wonder why that is?

  80. I’ve been wondering about something. Daughtrys latest album after a good couple of weeks has been sinking just as fast as Hicks first album.
    But you would never know that by anything I read. I wonder why that is?

    Wut? What the hell are people smoking tonight? LOL

    42 DAUGHTRY LEAVE THIS TOWN 14,439 -9 15,789 675,431

    That’s from last weeks’ album chart. Dude is still in the top 50. By this time in his run, Taylor was almost off the chart altogether. Daughtry has a debut song still charting and is coming up on the add date of a follow up single. He probably already sold more albums than Kelly Clarkson. He’s not tearing it up like last time, but he ain’t tanking. And I’m not even a fan of his.

    This is what I get for pulling an all nighter. Heh.

  81. “I’ve been wondering about something. Daughtrys latest album after a good couple of weeks has been sinking just as fast as Hicks first album.
    But you would never know that by anything I read. I wonder why that is?”

    Umm… cause you’re reading stuff that ain’t there? Or you’re not reading the charts? Daughtry’s 2nd album has been a resounding success so far, as evidenced by the strong performance and endurance of the lead single (which is still going strong even as the 2nd single is being released) and the album is nearly at 700k already. It isn’t selling as quickly as the 1st did, yes, but remember the 1st album was right after he came off Idol and released at freaking CHRISTMASTIME. After the christmastime it performed on the steady burn track that the 2nd album is displaying all the signs of doing, fueled by a string of great singles. As the songs on the 2nd album are far better than the songs off the first (in general) he will very likely (no evidence to the contrary so far) repeat the same strong performance. Also his large venue tour begins in mid Oct, only a few days away now, this will also help give him legs as he begins to tour in support of the album. So, not sure what else you were expecting to read if you were looking for signs of a huge massive sudden unexpected failure from Daughtry (sorry but you are bound for disappointment).

  82. Am I disappointed that there was no AMA nom for Cook? Yes, I am. However, due to the way the categories are arranged, I’m not surprised. It appears to favor artists that have spins on Top 40 radio, on which we know that Cook didn’t make as much of an impact there as what he would like.

    In regards to his comment about Rush some background information might be relevant. You do know that Rush is native to Missouri, and that his family has been very prominent in the politics there for years. He attended SE Missiouri State for a couple of semesters (is that a rival of Central Missouri – Cook’s alma mater?) before dropping out and getting into radio as a DJ. He came back to Kansas City, working in music and radio, before taking a job with the Kansas City Royals. Yes, he worked for David Cook’s favorite sports team. Since Cook grew up near KC, and is a huge sport’s fan, I’m sure the subject of Rush L. has come up a few times around the dinner table. Hee hee.

    I just thought it interesting that he might have more of a background knowledge of Rush’s “sport’s owner” qualification than what you might expect. LOL

  83. Ugh. I don’t even know where to begin deleting comments here. Where do I start?

    Knock off the fanwaring please.

    ETA: I ended up deleting a lot. I’m not going to spend time monitoring this thread today.

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