American Music Awards of 2003 (January)

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30th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 13, 2003
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byOzzy Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne
Jack Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne
Most awardsEminem (4)
Most nominationsAshanti (6)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 30th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 13, 2003, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2002.[1][2]

All nominees are listed below, and the winners are listed in bold.[3]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Tim McGraw
Elton John
"Tiny Dancer"
Matchbox Twenty "Disease"
Christina Aguilera
Linda Perry (on piano)
B2K "Bump, Bump, Bump"
Shania Twain "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
Nickelback "How You Remind Me"
Mariah Carey "Through the Rain"
Ja Rule
Bobby Brown
"Thug Lovin'"
Kenny Chesney "Young"
Kelly Osbourne "Shut Up"
Missy Elliott "Work It"
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson
"Beer For My Horses"

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Michael Jackson International Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year Madonna Christina Aguilera
Shania Twain
Justin Timberlake
Fan's Choice Award
Fan's Choice Award Nelly Ashanti
Enrique Iglesias
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Eminem Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Sheryl Crow Celine Dion
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Creed Linkin Park
Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Eminem Show - Eminem Ashanti - Ashanti
Nellyville - Nelly
Missundaztood - Pink
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Ashanti Kelly Clarkson
Puddle of Mudd
Hip-Hop/R&B Category
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist Mary J. Blige Ashanti
Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist Eminem Ja Rule
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Band/Duo/Group Outkast B2K
Nappy Roots
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Album The Eminem Show - Eminem Ashanti - Ashanti
Word of Mouf - Ludacris
Nellyville - Nelly
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B New Artist Ashanti B2K
Nappy Roots
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Tim McGraw Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Favorite Country Female Artist Martina McBride Jo Dee Messina
Lee Ann Womack
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Dixie Chicks Brooks & Dunn
Favorite Country Album Home - Dixie Chicks No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems - Kenny Chesney
Drive - Alan Jackson
Unleashed - Toby Keith
Favorite Country New Artist Carolyn Dawn Johnson Kellie Coffey
Tommy Shane Steiner
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Celine Dion Vanessa Carlton
Five for Fighting
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Creed Linkin Park
System of a Down
Latin Category
Favorite Latin Artist Enrique Iglesias Marc Anthony
Soundtrack Category
Favorite Soundtrack Spider-Man Lilo & Stitch
The Scorpion King
Inspirational Category
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Avalon Jars of Clay
2nd Coca-Cola New Music Award
Coca-Cola New Music Award Moe Loughran Honeycomb
Moe Loughran


  1. ^ Susman, Gary (November 20, 2002). "Ashanti leads American Music Awards nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  2. ^ "2003 Amercian Music Awards". The Washington Post. January 11, 2003. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  3. ^ Susman, Gary (February 1, 2003). "Here are the American Music Awards winners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2024.

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