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November 26, 2005
Best Dressed, Most Rugged Elegant Celebrities at the 2005 American Music Awards


The 2005 American Music Awards took place on November 22nd and I missed it. TiVo didn't even record it for me. Through the grapevine and the Web I learned that Carlos Santana and the Eurythmics were in the house. While I can't report on who had the most soulful song or acceptance speech of the night, I can offer a taste of who was best dressed and most rugged elegant that night.

For those who are not familiar with Rugged Elegant Living, "rugged elegance" is not just an aesthetic. Someone who is rugged elegant embodies a healthy, adventuresome, soulful spirit. This is the type of person we are inspired to promote.

To follow are a few of the celebrities at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles who made this year's AMA Best Dressed, Most Rugged Elegant list.

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Best Dressed, Most Rugged Elegant Men

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Ginuwine looked handsome in black.

So did Lance Armstrong. Loved the touch of texture on his suit.

Sheryl.Crow.Lance.Armstrong.jpg Lance Armstrong with fiance Sheryl Crow

Armstrong looked like a rock star, himself. Or at least in the family of a rock star.

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Will Smith, favorite AMA Pop/Rock Male Artist of The Year, looked every bit a winner. Wear that smile and he's a winner in our book, every time.

Many types of music were celebrated at the American Music Awards.

Country duo Brooks and Dunn won the favorite country band award for the fourth time.

Linkin Park celebrated after winning favorite alternative music artist for the second year in a row.

Best Dressed, Most Rugged Elegant Women

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Sheryl Crow received the award for female pop-rock artist and adult contemporary artist.

Columbian singer Shakira accepted the award for favorite Latin music artist.

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Actress and singer Hilary Duff arrived with her boyfriend Joel Madden of the music group 'Good Charlotte'.

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Actress Emmy Rossum was a presenter at the show.

The American Music Awards celebration is one of four annual major U.S. music awards shows. The other three include the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

This year's AMA celebration was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The awards recognized the most popular albums and artists from the year 2005. The music genres recognized include: Pop/Rock, Sou/Rhythm & Blues, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Adult Contemporary, Latin Music, Alternative Music, Contemporary Inspirational and Breakthrough.

The 33rd Annual American Music Awards were telecast on ABC.

2005 AMA Nominees & Award-Winners

The award-winners are in bold.


Favorite Male Artist:

Will Smith
50 Cent
Rob Thomas

Favorite Female Artist:

Gwen Stefani
Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

The Black Eyed Peas
Green Day
3 Doors Down

Favorite Album:

"American Idiot," Green Day
"The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey
"Breakaway," Kelly Clarkson


Favorite Male Artist:

R. Kelly
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist:

Mariah Carey

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

Destiny's Child
Pretty Ricky

Favorite Album:

"Destiny Fulfilled," Destiny’s Child
"The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey
"Free Yourself," Fantasia


Favorite Male Artist:

Tim McGraw
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith

Favorite Female Artist:

Gretchen Wilson
Martina McBride
LeAnn Rimes

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

Brooks & Dunn
Big & Rich
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album:

"Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw
"Honkytonk University," Toby Keith
"Here for the Party," Gretchen Wilson


Favorite Male Artist:

50 Cent

Favorite Female Artist:

Missy Elliott
Lil' Kim

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

The Black Eyed Peas
Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz
Ying Yang Twins

Favorite Album:

"The Massacre," 50 Cent
"Encore," Eminem
"Urban Legend," T.I.


Favorite Artist:

Kelly Clarkson
Maroon 5
John Mayer


Favorite Artist:

Daddy Yankee
Luis Miguel


Favorite Artist:

Green Day
System Of A Down


Favorite Artist:

Mary Mary
Casting Crowns
Jars Of Clay


Favorite New Artist (all genres):

The Killers
Jesse McCartney

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

Inspire & Be Inspired.

Here's to healthy, adventuresome, soulful, "listenin' to America's best music" living!

~ Jennifer Carolyn King, Rugged Elegance, LLC

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