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Faith Hill Tops AMA Noms

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

It's not enough that she's one half of country music's biggest couple or a Cover Girl model on the side.

But Faith Hill had to go and steal the thunder from the teenybopper world, grabbing a field-best four nominations for the 28th Annual American Music Awards, announced this morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., by executive producer Dick Clark and country group SHeDAISY.

Toppling double nominees 'N Sync and Britney Spears (who will serve as host of the awards show), Hill won her kudos by scoring crossover nods in the Pop/Rock, Country and Adult Contemporary fields. Rock group Creed and salsa king Marc Anthony tied at three nominations apiece by also being eligible in other categories.

Hill, whose album "Breathe" has sold 4 million copies to date, will also be cheering on husband Tim McGraw, who was nominated for Favorite Country Male Artist.

Winners for the American Music Awards, which are selected by the public, will be announced during the telecast Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Scheduled performers include Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton and SHeDAISY; confirmed presenters include 'N Sync and Brian McKnight.

Here's a list of the nominees:

POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist: Marc Anthony; Eminem; Kid Rock Favorite Female Artist: Christina Aguilera; Celine Dion; Faith Hill; Britney Spears

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Backstreet Boys; Creed; 'N Sync

Favorite Album: "Human Clay," Creed; "No Strings Attached," 'N Sync; "Oops!...I Did it Again," Britney Spears

Favorite New Artist: Macy Gray; Jessica Simpson; 3 Doors Down

SOUL/R & B Favorite Male Artist: D'Angelo; Brian McKnight; Sisqo Favorite Female Artist: Toni Braxton; Whitney Houston; Kelly Price

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Destiny's Child; Jagged Edge; Lucy Pearl

Favorite Album: "The Heat," Toni Braxton; "The Writing's on the Wall," Destiny's Child; "Unleash the Dragon," Sisqo

Favorite New Artist: Donnell Jones; Mary Mary; Pink

COUNTRY Favorite Male Artist: Alan Jackson; Tim McGraw; George Strait Favorite Female Artist: Faith Hill; Martina McBride; Reba McEntire

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn; Dixie Chicks; Lonestar

Favorite Album: "Breathe," Faith Hill; "Under the Influence," Alan Jackson; "How Do You Like Me Now," Toby Keith

Favorite New Artist: Alecia Elliott; Billy Gilman; Keith Urban

OTHER CATEGORIES Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Marc Anthony; Celine Dion; Faith Hill Favorite Latin Music Artist: Marc Anthony; Enrique Iglesias; Shakira Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist: DMX; Dr. Dre; Eminem

Favorite Alternative Music Artist: Creed; Limp Bizkit; Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Soundtrack: "Coyote Ugly"; "Mission: Impossible 2"; "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"

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