Timberlake, Rock Among AMA Nominees
Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations for the 31st annual American Music Awards (AMAs), to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and bJustin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations for the 31st annual American Music Awards (AMAs), to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show, which hands out awards in eight genre-specific categories.
Albums by Timberlake and Norah Jones were each nominated in the pop/rock favorite album category -- for "Justified" (Jive/Zomba) and "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note), respectively -- alongside sets by Evanescence ("Fallen," Wind-Up) and Rock ("Cocky," Lava). Timberlake and Rock also received nods in the pop/rock favorite male artist category alongside Clay Aiken and John Mayer, while Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Jennifer Lopez scored nominations for pop/rock favorite female artist.
Other multiple nominees include Ashanti, R. Kelly, Beyonce, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, 50 Cent and Sean Paul.
Winners of the annual AMAs are selected by the public, via a national poll of 20,000 music listeners. The 2003 AMAs will also include the presentation of the third annual Coca-Cola new music award to the winner of a contest to find the best unsigned band in the U.S. The three finalists for the new music award are Elcodrive, Mere and Relax To Paris; the winner will perform live during the AMA show.
For a full list of nominees, click here.