American Music Awards of 2002

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29th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 9, 2002
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJenny McCarthy
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
Most awardsAlicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Aaliyah (2 each)
Most nominationsAlicia Keys (6)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 29th American Music Awards were held on January 9, 2002, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2001.[1]

The nominations were announced on November 13, 2001,[2] with Alicia Keys leading the nominations with five nods, followed by Destiny's Child, Shaggy and Tim McGraw with three each.[3]

All nominees are listed below, and the winners are listed in bold.[4]


Artist(s) Song(s)
P. Diddy
Snoop Dogg
Mr. Cheeks
Lil' Bow Wow
Ben Stiller
"Bad Boy for Life"
"Lights, Camera, Action!"
Lenny Kravitz "Dig In"
Toby Keith "I Wanna Talk About Me"
Richie Sambora (on guitar)
"U Got It Bad"
Britney Spears "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"
Yolanda Adams "Open My Heart"
"Never Give Up"
Shaggy "It Wasn't Me"
Cher "Song for the Lonely"
Brooks & Dunn "Ain't Nothing 'bout You"
Carbon Leaf "The Boxer"
Kid Rock "Lonely Road of Faith"

"Lay it on Me"

Luther Vandross Tribute to George Harrison:
"My Sweet Lord"

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year U2 Destiny's Child
Janet Jackson
Alicia Keys
Tim McGraw
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Lenny Kravitz R. Kelly
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Janet Jackson Alicia Keys
Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group 'N Sync Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Survivor - Destiny's Child Everyday - Dave Matthews Band
Celebrity - 'N Sync
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Alicia Keys Nelly Furtado
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Ginuwine
R. Kelly
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aaliyah Mary J. Blige
Alicia Keys
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Destiny's Child The Isley Brothers
Jagged Edge
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Aaliyah - Aaliyah All for You - Janet Jackson
Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Alicia Keys Blu Cantrell
Musiq Soulchild
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Tim McGraw Toby Keith
Travis Tritt
Favorite Country Female Artist Faith Hill Sara Evans
Jo Dee Messina
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Brooks & Dunn Lonestar
Favorite Country Album Set This Circus Down - Tim McGraw Steers & Stripes - Brooks & Dunn
I'm Already There - Lonestar
Favorite Country New Artist Trick Pony Jamie O'Neal
Blake Shelton
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Sade Enya
LeAnn Rimes
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Limp Bizkit Linkin Park
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Nelly Ja Rule
Latin Category
Favorite Latin Artist Enrique Iglesias Shakira
Jaci Velasquez
Soundtrack Category
Favorite Soundtrack Save The Last Dance American Pie 2
Moulin Rouge!
1st Coca-Cola New Music Award
Coca-Cola New Music Award Carbon Leaf Live Honey
Yo, Flaco!
Award of Merit
Garth Brooks
Artist of the Century Award
Michael Jackson


  1. ^ "2002 Amercian Music Awards". The Washington Post. January 5, 2002. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  2. ^ Icarus, Kid (November 15, 2001). "29th annual American Music Awards". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  3. ^ "Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five". Billboard. November 13, 2001. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  4. ^ Susman, Gary (January 14, 2002). "Alicia Keys, Aaliyah win American Music Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2024.

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