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No Clear Favorites for AMAs

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Sep 17, 2003 | 8:40am EDT

Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Eminem, Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, Kid Rock, Ashanti, Beyoncé, R. Kelly, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Norah Jones, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, and Shania Twain each received two nominations Tuesday for the 31st annual American Music Awards. But with two nominations going to a multitude of artists, no clear favorites emerged.

In the pop-rock category, Timberlake received nods for favorite male artist and favorite album for Justified. Kid Rock also received a nod for favorite male artist and album for Cocky in the same category.

Dion, Avril Levigne and Jennifer Lopez were all nominated for favorite female artist in the pop-rock category. Dion, however, also crossed over into the adult contemporary group, where she also earned a nod for favorite female artist.

Rapper 50 Cent and dancehall singer Sean Paul, meanwhile, will be duking it out for favorite male artist and favorite album in the rap-hip hop category. Rapper Eminem also received two nominations for favorite male rapper and for the soundtrack to 8 Mile.

Cold Play, Linkin Park and Metallica were nominated for favorite alternative artists.

The AMAs, hosted this year by Jimmy Kimmel, will be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC.

The nominations for the AMAs are based on sales figures and radio play, with winners selected by a survey of about 20,000 listeners. Here is a list of nominees:

POP-ROCK

Male Artist

Clay Aiken

Kid Rock

John Mayer

Justin Timberlake

Female Artist

Celine Dion

Avril Lavigne

Jennifer Lopez

Band, Duo or Group

Fleetwood Mac

matchbox twenty

3 Doors Down

Album

Fallen, Evanescence

Come Away With Me, Norah Jones

Cocky, Kid Rock

Justified, Justin Timberlake

SOUL-R&B

Male Artist

Ginuwine

Jaheim

R. Kelly

Luther Vandross

Female Artist

Aaliyah

Ashanti

Beyonce

Band, Duo or Group

B2K

Dru Hill

The Isley Brothers

Album

Chapter II, Ashanti

Dangerously In Love, Beyonce

Chocolate Factory, R. Kelly

Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross

RAP-HIP HOP

Male Artist

Eminem

50 Cent

Nelly

Sean Paul

Female Artist Missy Elliott

Eve

Lil' Kim

Band, Duo or Group

Black Eyed Peas

Bone Crusher

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

Album

Under Construction, Missy Elliott

Get Rich Or Die Tryin, 50 Cent

Dutty Rock, Sean Paul

8 Mile, Soundtrack

COUNTRY

Male Artist

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Toby Keith

Tim McGraw

Female Artist

Faith Hill

Martina McBride

Shania Twain

Band, Duo or Group

Alabama

Brooks & Dunn

Dixie Chicks

Album

Unleashed, Toby Keith

Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors, Tim McGraw

Melt, Rascal Flatts

Up!, Shania Twain

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Artist

Coldplay

Linkin Park

Metallica

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Artist

Cher

Celine Dion

Norah Jones

LATIN MUSIC

Artist

Kumbia Kings

Ricky Martin

Luis Miguel

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Artist

Steven Curtis Chapman

MercyMe

Third Day

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