Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Top List of 2009 American Music Awards Winners

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This is Taylor Swift's year.

While she wasn't on hand personally, the 19-year-old pocketed a leading five prizes, including the biggest, Artist of the Year, at Sunday's American Music Awards.

Screw you, Kanye! Meanwhile, Michael Jackson was a close second.

The late King of Pop won four posthumous awards, including Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, an impressive feat when you're not alive, bringing his AMA career total to 25.

And, capping a box-office-busting weekend for New Moon, The Twilight Saga even got in on the action, scoring the prize for Favorite Soundtrack for the first film.

Here's the complete list of winners at the 2009 AMAs:

Swift

There is no stopping the Taylor Swift Express.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

POP/ROCK

Male Artist: Michael Jackson

Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas

Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

SOUL/R&B

Male Artist: Michael Jackson

Female Artist: Beyoncé

Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas

Album: Number Ones, Michael Jackson

RAP/HIP-HOP

Male Artist: Jay-Z

Album: Blueprint 3, Jay-Z

COUNTRY

Male Artist: Keith Urban

Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts

Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Artist: Taylor Swift

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Artist: Green Day

LATIN

Artist: Aventura

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Artist: Mary Mary

SOUNDTRACK

Album: Twilight

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Gloriana

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Whitney Houston

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Michael Jackson Biography

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Birthplace
Gary, Indiana
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson