American Music Awards of 2003 (November)

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31st Annual American Music Awards
DateNovember 16, 2003
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJimmy Kimmel
Most awards50 Cent and Luther Vandross (2 each)
Most nominationsJustin Timberlake (3)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 31st Annual American Music Awards were held on November 16, 2003, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California.[1] The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 2003.


Artist(s) Song(s) Ref
Britney Spears "Me Against The Music" [2]
Kid Rock
Twisted Brown Trucker
"Feel Like Makin' Love" [3]
Pink "Trouble" [4]
Rod Stewart "My Heart Stood Still" [2]
Alan Jackson "Remember When"
Ashanti "Rain on Me"
Clay Aiken "Invisible"
Ruben Studdard "Superstar"
Clay Aiken
Ruben Studdard
"Jesus Is Love"
Hilary Duff "Girl Can Rock"
"So Yesterday"
Evanescence "Going Under"
Fleetwood Mac "Say You Will"
Andre 3000 "Hey Ya!"
Big Boi "The Way You Move"
Toby Keith "I Love This Bar"
Sheryl Crow "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
3 Doors Down "Here Without You"
Sean Paul "Get Busy"
Metallica "St. Anger" [2]
The Bomb Squad[a] "Sophistafunk"
Christina Aguilera "Impossible / Beautiful"


  • ^[a] Pretaped performance.
  • ^[b] 3rd Annual Coca-Cola New Music Award winners.

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 Clay Aiken Beyoncé
50 Cent
Matchbox 20
Tim McGraw
Justin Timberlake
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Kid Rock Clay Aiken
John Mayer
Justin Timberlake
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Jennifer Lopez Celine Dion
Avril Lavigne
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Fleetwood Mac Matchbox 20
3 Doors Down
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Justified - Justin Timberlake Fallen - Evanescence
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Cocky - Kid Rock
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Ginuwine
R. Kelly
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aaliyah Ashanti
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Isley Brothers B2K
Dru Hill
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Dance with My Father - Luther Vandross Chapter II - Ashanti
Dangerously in Love - Beyoncé
Chocolate Factory - R. Kelly
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Tim McGraw Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Favorite Country Female Artist Faith Hill Martina McBride
Shania Twain
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama Brooks & Dunn
Dixie Chicks
Favorite Country Album Unleashed - Toby Keith Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors - Tim McGraw
Melt - Rascal Flatts
Up! - Shania Twain
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist 50 Cent Eminem
Sean Paul
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist Missy Elliott Eve
Lil' Kim
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz The Black Eyed Peas
Bone Crusher
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Get Rich or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent Under Construction - Missy Elliott
Dutty Rock - Sean Paul
8 Mile - Various artists
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Celine Dion Cher
Norah Jones
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Linkin Park Coldplay
Latin Category
Favorite Latin Artist Ricky Martin Kumbia Kings
Luis Miguel
Inspirational Category
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Steven Curtis Chapman MercyMe
Third Day


  1. ^ "2003 AMA Awards Nominees". Billboard. September 16, 2003. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Media Group. November 17, 2003. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kid Rock Scores at American Music Awards; New Album Features Guest Shots from Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, Others". Business Wire. Berkshire Hathaway. November 17, 2003. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "31st Annual American Music Awards". November 16, 2003. Retrieved December 22, 2018.