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All-Americans

Here are the American Music Awards nominees. Voters spread the wealth among the likes of Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, Norah Jones, and Beyonce

Justin Timberlake | 'BODY' OF WORK Timberlake grabbed two AMA nods
Image credit: Justin Timberlake: Peter Kramer/Star Max/NewsCom
'BODY' OF WORK Timberlake grabbed two AMA nods

Here's who'll clean up this year at the American Music Awards: nobody. The nominations, announced Tuesday, spread the wealth among the honorees, with no act getting more than two. Among those who scored twice are Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, R. Kelly, Beyoncé, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, and Sean Paul.

There were some head scratchers among the nominations, which are decided by airplay and sales figures. Fleetwood Mac alongside Matchbox 20 and 3 Doors Down as Favorite Pop/Rock Group? Linkin Park and Metallica alongside Coldplay as Favorite Alternative Artist?

Winners of the 31st annual American Music Awards will be selected by a poll of 20,000 fans. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show live on ABC from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Expected performers include nominees Metallica, as well as Britney Spears and Hilary Duff.

Favorite Male Artist -- Pop/Rock
Clay Aiken
Kid Rock
John Mayer
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock
Celine Dion
Avril Lavigne
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop/Rock
Fleetwood Mac
Matchbox 20
3 Doors Down

Favorite Album -- Pop/Rock
''Fallen,'' Evanescence
''Come Away With Me,'' Norah Jones
''Cocky,'' Kid Rock
''Justified,'' Justin Timberlake

Favorite Male Artist -- Soul/R&B
Ginuwine
Jaheim
R. Kelly
Luther Vandross

Favorite Female Artist -- Soul/R&B
Aaliyah
Ashanti
Beyoncé

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Soul/R&B
B2K
Dru Hill
The Isley Brothers

Favorite Album -- Soul/R&B
''Chapter II,'' Ashanti
''Dangerously In Love,'' Beyoncé
''Chocolate Factory,'' R. Kelly
''Dance With My Father,'' Luther Vandross

Favorite Male Artist -- Country
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist -- Country
Faith Hill
Martina McBride
Shania Twain

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Country
Alabama
Brooks & Dunn
Dixie Chicks

Favorite Album -- Country
''Unleashed,'' Toby Keith
''Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors,'' Tim McGraw
''Melt,'' Rascal Flatts
''Up!,'' Shania Twain

Favorite Male Artist -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem
50 Cent
Nelly
Sean Paul

Favorite Female Artist -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Missy Elliott
Eve
Lil' Kim

Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Rap/Hip-Hop
Black Eyed Peas
Bone Crusher
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

Favorite Album -- Rap / Hip-Hop
''Under Construction,'' Missy Elliott
''Get Rich Or Die Tryin','' 50 Cent
''Dutty Rock,'' Sean Paul
''8 Mile'' Soundtrack

Favorite Artist -- Alternative
Coldplay
Linkin Park
Metallica

Favorite Artist -- Adult Contemporary
Cher
Celine Dion
Norah Jones

Favorite Artist -- Latin
Kumbia Kings
Ricky Martin
Luis Miguel

Favorite Artist -- Contemporary Inspirational
Steven Curtis Chapman
MercyMe
Third Day

Coca-Cola New Music Award
Elcodrive (Boston)
Mere (Hoboken, N.J.)
Relax to Paris (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)

Originally posted Sep 17, 2003