Creed, Marc Anthony, Faith Hill Lead AMA Nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Creed, Marc Anthony and Faith Hill lead the list of nominees for the 28th annual American Music Awards, to be held January 8 in Los Angeles.

Hill, the top nominee with four awards, will compete against Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and the night's host, Britney Spears, for Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock. The country star is also up for Favorite Female Artist, Country, and Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary, while her album Breathe is nominated for Favorite Album, Country.

Anthony will battle Eminem and Kid Rock in the category of Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock. Eminem is also up in the lone hip-hop category, competing against previous AMA winners DMX and Dr. Dre for Favorite Artist.

Other double nominees are Dion, *NSync, Sisqó, Destiny's Child, Toni Braxton and Alan Jackson.

Scheduled performers include Spears, Toni Braxton, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and SheDaisy. *NSync and Brian

McKnight have signed on as presenters.

Winners are selected by the public. The AMA compiles a list of preliminary nominees based on radio play and sales figures provided by trade magazine Radio & Records and sales tracker SoundScan Inc. A polling firm then surveys fans to help determine the final nominees.

ABC will televise the show live from the Shrine Auditorium.

    Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock

  • Marc Anthony
  • Eminem
  • Kid Rock

    Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock

  • Backstreet Boys
  • Creed
  • *NSync

    Favorite New Artist, Pop or Rock

  • Macy Gray
  • Jessica Simpson
  • 3 Doors Down

    Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Celine Dion
  • Faith Hill
  • Britney Spears

    Favorite Album, Pop or Rock

  • Creed, Human Clay
  • *NSync, No Strings Attached
  • Britney Spears, Oops! ... I Did It Again

    Favorite Male

    Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues

  • D'Angelo
  • Brian McKnight
  • Sisqó

    Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Soul/Rhythm & Blues

  • Destiny's Child
  • Jagged Edge
  • Lucy Pearl

    Favorite New Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues

  • Donell Jones
  • Mary Mary
  • Pink

    Favorite Female Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues

  • Toni Braxton
  • Whitney Houston
  • Kelly Price

    Favorite Album, Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music

  • Toni Braxton, Heat
  • Destiny's Child, The Writing's on the Wall
  • Sisqó, Unleash the Dragon

    Favorite Male Artist, Country

  • Alan Jackson
  • Tim McGraw
  • George Strait

    Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Lonestar

    Favorite New Artist, Country

  • Alecia Elliott
  • Billy Gilman
  • Keith Urban

    Favorite Female Artist, Country

  • Faith Hill
  • Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire

    Favorite Album, Country

  • Faith Hill, Breathe
  • Alan Jackson, Under the Influence
  • Toby Keith, How Do You Like Me Now

    Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop

  • DMX
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eminem

    Favorite Artist, Alternative

  • Creed
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary

  • Marc Anthony
  • Celine Dion
  • Faith Hill

    Favorite Artist, Latin Music

  • Marc Anthony
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Shakira

    Favorite Soundtrack

  • Coyote Ugly
  • Mission: Impossible 2
  • Nutty Professor II