American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist has been awarded since 1974.

Years reflect the year in which the American Music Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year).

There is a four-way tie for most wins in this category. Eric Clapton, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, and Justin Bieber each have three wins. Also, Michael Jackson is the only singer to have won this award in three separate decades (1984, 1996, and 2009).

1970s[edit]

Three time winner, Barry Manilow
two time winner, Kenny Rogers
three time winner, Michael Jackson
three time winner, Michael Bolton
three time winner, Eric Clapton
two time winner, Will Smith
two time winner, Kid Rock
two time winner, Justin Timberlake
three time winner, Justin Bieber
2014 winner, Sam Smith
2015 winner, Ed Sheeran

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
1990 Bobby Brown Richard Marx
John Mellencamp
1991 Phil Collins Michael Bolton
MC Hammer
1992 Michael Bolton Bryan Adams
Rod Stewart
1993 Michael Bolton Bryan Adams
Eric Clapton
Michael Jackson
1994 Eric Clapton Michael Bolton
Michael Jackson
Rod Stewart
1995 Michael Bolton Bryan Adams
Meat Loaf
1996 Michael Jackson Elton John
Seal
1997 Eric Clapton Bryan Adams
Seal
1998 Babyface Beck
Puff Daddy
1999 Eric Clapton Puff Daddy
Will Smith

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2000 Will Smith Lenny Kravitz
Ricky Martin
2001 Kid Rock Marc Anthony
Eminem
2002 Lenny Kravitz R. Kelly
Shaggy
2003 Eminem Enrique Iglesias
Nelly
2003 (November) Kid Rock Clay Aiken
John Mayer
Justin Timberlake
2004 Usher Josh Groban
Lenny Kravitz
Michael McDonald
2005 Will Smith 50 Cent
Rob Thomas
2006 Sean Paul Nick Lachey
Kanye West
2007 Justin Timberlake Akon
Timbaland
2008 Chris Brown Kid Rock
Usher
2009 Michael Jackson Eminem
T.I.

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2010 Justin Bieber Eminem
Usher
2011 Bruno Mars Justin Bieber
Pitbull
2012 Justin Bieber Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher
2013 Justin Timberlake Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
2014 Sam Smith John Legend
Pharrell Williams
2015 Ed Sheeran Nick Jonas
Sam Smith
2016 Justin Bieber Drake
The Weeknd

Category facts[edit]

Most wins in category

Rank 1st 2nd
Artist Barry Manilow
Michael Jackson
Michael Bolton
Eric Clapton
Justin Bieber
John Denver
Kenny Rogers
Lionel Richie
Will Smith
Kid Rock
Justin Timberlake
Total wins 3 wins 2 wins