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Black Eyed Peas, Green Day Among Big Winners at American Music Awards

Hip-hop chart toppers Black Eyed Peas and alternative rock band Green Day were among several musical acts taking home multiple prizes at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

The Black Eyes Peas earned favorite group honors in both the rap/hip hop and pop-rock categories while Green Day won for favorite artist in the alternative category and best pop-rock album for their critically acclaimed recording, "American Idiot."

Other multiple winners included country star Tim McGraw, who won for best country artist and album, and soul trio Destiny's Child, who won awards for best soul/rhythm and blues group and album.

Singer Mariah Carey led the field with four nominations, but took home only one award, for favorite female artist in the soul/rhythm and blues category.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.