If you tuned into the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted American Music Awards, on top of that of Montreal T-Mobile spot and a wiseass JT-via-satellite, you might have caught Georgia country crew Sugarland and Beyoncé fiddling through a bluegrassy “Irreplaceable.” Sugarland’s been doing the cover in concert for at least six months, but never with Beyoncé. Which explains why Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles was so pumped about the whole thing: “We were face to face, and there were a couple times when she was looking at me and I was blushing because I thought I was going to turn to stone in her beauty.” Maybe Nettles didn’t turn into stone, but judging from her moves she’s either part chicken or related to Mick Jagger.
Wonder if Beyoncé’s ever seen a mandolin before. Actually, she gets the modified rhythm down really well. Of course, we’re not surprised — Beyoncé’s as groovealicious as she is bootylicious — but that collab would never work the other way around. Someone should send a link to Sasha Frere-Jones.
Here’s the Daughtry-heavy AMA winners list…
2007 American Music Award Winners
POP OR ROCK
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favorite Female Artist: Fergie
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Nickleback
Favorite Album: Daughtry/Daughtry
Favorite Male Artist: Tim McGraw
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood/Some Hearts
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist: Akon
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: Justin Timberlake/FutureSex/LoveSounds
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Favorite Male Artist: T.I.
Favorite Album: T.I./T.I. vs. T.I.P.
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Daughtry
Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Linkin Park
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns
Favorite Album: High School Musical 2
FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST