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
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock
Favorite New Artist, Pop or Rock
Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock
Favorite Album, Pop or Rock
Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite New Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite Female Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite Album, Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music
Favorite Male Artist, Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
Favorite New Artist, Country
Favorite Female Artist, Country
Favorite Album, Country
Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Artist, Alternative
Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist, Latin Music