2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre.

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

"Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
"The Eminem Show," Eminem (Web/Aftermath/Interscope)
"Chocolate Factory," R. Kelly (Jive/Zomba)
"Nellyville," Nelly (Fo' Reel/Universal/UMRG)

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES

"In Da Club," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
"Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop), Erykah Badu Feat. Common (Fox/MCA)
"Ignition," R. Kelly (Jive)
"Dontchange," Musiq (Def Soul/IDJMG)

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS

50 Cent
Aaliyah
Eminem
Nelly

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS - MALE

50 Cent
Eminem
R. Kelly
Nelly

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS - FEMALE

Aaliyah
Amerie
Ashanti
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS - DUO OR GROUP

B2K
Big Tymers
Clipse
Dru Hill

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ARTISTS - NEW

50 Cent
Amerie
B2K
Clipse

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES ARTIST

50 Cent
Aaliyah
Ashanti
Nelly

TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS ARTIST

50 Cent
Eminem
R. Kelly
Nelly

TOP RAP ALBUMS

"Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
"The Eminem Show," Eminem (Web/Aftermath/Interscope)
"Nellyville," Nelly (Fo' Reel/Universal/UMRG)
"8 Mile," Various Artists (Shady/Interscope)

TOP R&B/ HIP-HOP SINGLES - SALES

"Two Wrongs," Wyclef Jean Feat. Claudette Ortiz (Columbia)
"Ignition," R. Kelly (Jive)
"I Don't Really Know," Brandy Moss-Scott (Heavenly Tunes)
"Don't Mess With My Man," Nivea Feat. Brian & Brandon Casey (Jive)

TOP R&B/ HIP-HOP SINGLES - AIRPLAY

"In Da Club," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
"Miss You," Aaliyah (Blackground/Universal/UMRG)
"Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop), Erykah Badu Feat. Common (Fox/MCA)
"Dontchange," Musiq (Def Soul/IDJMG)

HOT RAP TRACKS OF THE YEAR

"In Da Club," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
"Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (The Gold Mind/Elektra/EEG)
"Hot In Herre," Nelly (Fo' Reel/Universal/UMRG)
"Dilemma," Nelly Feat. Kelly Rowland (Fo' Reel/Universal/UMRG)

TOP SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR

Chad Hugo
Robert Kelly
Timothy Mosley
Pharrell Williams

TOP PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR

Robert Kelly
Irv Gotti
The Neptunes
Timbaland

TOP MAJOR LABEL OF THE YEAR

Arista
Interscope
Island Def Jam Music Group
Universal Motown Records Group

TOP INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

Artemis
Koch
TVT
VP