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BMI Stars Shine at AMA’s

Posted in News on November 17, 2003
BMI stars led the list of winners at the 31st annual American Music Awards, held November 16 during a live ABC telecast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

BMI songwriter/artists once again swept the Country Music category, winning all four awards. Winners included country music's superstar couple Tim McGraw, who took home his third Favorite Male Artist trophy, and Faith Hill, who won her second award for Favorite Female Artist. Rounding out the category were multi-award winning artist Toby Keith, who earned his first American Music Award with a Favorite Album win for his triple-platinum CD Unleashed, and perennial favorites Alabama, who collected their 23rd AMA, this one for Favorite Country Group. The group has more American Music Awards than any other performer, followed by Michael Jackson with 21 and Kenny Rogers with 19.

Other top BMI winners included Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Ricky Martin for Favorite Latin Artist, and Steven Curtis Chapman for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Music Artist.

Nominations for the American Music Awards are based on sales figures and radio play, and winners are selected by a survey of about 20,000 listeners.

BMI's 2003 American Music Award Winners:

POP OR ROCK 'N ROLL MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Kid Rock

Favorite Female Artist
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Fleetwood Mac

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Female Artist
Aaliyah

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist
Faith Hill

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Alabama

Favorite Album
"Unleashed"
Toby Keith

RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Linkin Park

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Ricky Martin

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Steven Curtis Chapman