Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees
The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards.The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The only male to notch a pair of nominations for the fan-voted honors was R&B superstar Usher.
People's Choice honors in music, television and film categories will be handed out Jan. 9 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS (tape-delayed on the West Coast).
Featured in the hit film "Shark Tale," the Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim rendition of the 1976 Rose Royce hit "Car Wash" is up in the favorite remake and favorite combined forces categories.
Crow is nominated for favorite remake for her version of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and, along with Jones, favorite female artist. Jones also joins Dolly Parton among the combined forces nominees for their collaboration on "The Grass Is Blue."
Usher, meanwhile, is up for favorite male artist and in the combined forces category for his chart topping single "Yeah!" featuring Lil' Jon. Also nominated for the combined forces award are Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake ("Where Is the Love"), and Madonna and Britney Spears ("Me Against the Music").
The remake category is rounded out by No Doubt's take on Talk Talk's "It's My Life," Jessica Simpson's version of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" and Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy's run through Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" for the animated feature "Shrek 2."
Beyond Usher, the favorite male singer category includes rapper Eminem, baritone Josh Groban, singer/songwriter John Mayer and funk great Prince. Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne and Sarah McLachlan join Crow and Jones on the favorite female slate.
The 31st edition of the People's Choice Awards marks a change in the way nominees and winners are chosen. In the past, both were determined through a telephone poll of U.S. consumers.
This round of nominees was compiled by Entertainment Weekly magazine, the People's Choice production team and pop culture fans. Winners will be selected by the public via online voting at www.pcavote.com.