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American Music Awards Nominees Announced

Posted in News on November 14, 2001

BMI stars were once again at the top of the list as nominees for the 29th Annual American Music Awards were revealed on November 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Most earned two nominations including 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and R. Kelly, who is nominated for Favorite Male Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories, as well as posthumous nods for Aaliyah. Other nominated artists include Latin rock sensation Shakira, gospel singer Yolanda Adams and rapper Ja Rule.

The American Music Awards, whose nominees and winners are determined by fan voting, will air live on ABC on January 9, 2002 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs as host. For the first time, the American Music Awards will present the Coca-Cola New Music Award to an unsigned band, which will get to perform at the show.

Complete List of BMI American Music Awards Nominees:

R. Kelly
Pop/Rock Favorite Male Artist
Soul/R&B Favorite Male Artist

Janet Jackson
Pop/Rock Favorite Female Artist
Soul/R&B Favorite Album (All For You)

'N Sync
Pop/Rock Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Pop/Rock Favorite Album (Celebrity)

Aaliyah
Soul/R&B Favorite Female Artist
Soul/R&B Favorite Album (Aaliyah)

Tim McGraw
Country Favorite Male Artist
Country Favorite Album (Set This Circus Down)

Brooks & Dunn
Country Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Country Favorite Album (Steers and Stripes)

Lonestar
Country Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Country Favorite Album (I'm Already There)

Jennifer Lopez
Pop/Rock Favorite Female Artist

Lifehouse
Pop/Rock Favorite New Artist

Toby Keith
Country Favorite Male Artist

Travis Tritt
Country Favorite Male Artist

Sara Evans
Country Favorite Female Artist

Faith Hill
Country Favorite Female Artist

Blake Shelton
Country Favorite New Artist

Trick Pony
Country Favorite New Artist

She Daisy
Country Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Enya
Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist

LeAnn Rimes
Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist

Sade
Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist

Shakira
Latin Music Favorite Artist

Ja Rule
Rap/Hip Hop Favorite Artist

Linkin Park
Alternative Music Favorite Artist

Yolanda Adams
Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist

Steven Curtis Chapman
Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist

Donnie McClurkin
Contemporary Inspirational Favorite Artist