Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon p

Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon panel," the field consists of Ashanti, Creed, the Dixie Chicks, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, and Nelly.

The AMA fans' choice award poll will be open at americanmusicawards.com and abc.com, through the day of the Jan. 13 show, which will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

As previously reported, Ashanti leads the list for the 30th annual ceremony with nominations in five categories, followed closely by Eminem and Nelly, who each garnered four. The show will be hosted by Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne.

AMA winners in various musical genres are chosen by a poll of U.S. record buyers. Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and the late Aaliyah led last year's winners with two each.