Detroit, Michigan Hip Hop superstar Eminem took home two American Music Awards, taped yesterday at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, and airing on the ABC network. The Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records artist won for “Best Male Artist” in the Rap/R&B category.
Additionally, Eminem’s summer album, Recovery, won for “Best Album” in the Rap/R&B category. The album, featuring production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da and Havoc, may see triple platinum status by year’s end. Eminem was not in attendance to receive his awards.
Eminem’s labelmates, Hip Hop-turned-Pop stars The Black Eyed Peas also won “Favorite Pop/Rock Band” award. Their album, The Beginning, will release next week.
Diddy and Dirty Money performed at the awards.