Boyz II Men Awarded 3 Music Honors

from The Associated Press

The soulful vocal group Boyz II Men won three honors at Monday night’s 22nd annual American Music Awards on the strength of its sensuous single “I’ll Make Love to You.”

The Swedish pop group Ace of Base, balladeer Michael Bolton and country stalwart Reba McEntire claimed two trophies each, as awards were presented at the Shrine Auditorium in 22 categories representing a broad range of music.

Boyz II Men was named favorite group in the soul-rhythm and blues category and the single “I’ll Make Love to You” collected trophies for favorite pop-rock and soul-R & B singles.

Mariah Carey was one of two leading nominees going into the night but was awarded just one trophy--favorite pop-rock female artist.


Bolton topped Boyz II Men and Carey in the competition for favorite adult contemporary artist and was named favorite pop-rock male artist.

Ace of Base, which has a hit with “The Sign,” scored as favorite pop-rock group and new artist.

Snoop Doggy Dogg, who is facing a murder charge stemming from a 1993 shooting, won his first American Music Award, for favorite rap-hip hop artist.

In the country categories, McEntire won as favorite country female artist and her “Read My Mind” won the country album honor. Garth Brooks won the favorite male country artist award, and Vince Gill won the favorite country single award for “Whenever You Come Around.”


Alabama was named favorite country group for the 13th straight year, and Tim McGraw was named best new country artist.

Toni Braxton collected the soul-R & B album award for her self-titled work, and vocalists All-4-One were named favorite soul-R & B artists. Favorite female soul-R & B artist was Anita Baker.