Ashanti Leads AMA Nominations

Singer nabs five nods to best Eminem, Nelly

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Ashanti leads all nominees for the upcoming American Music Awards with five nominations. The R&B singer is up for Favorite Album and Favorite Hip Hop/R&B Album for her self-titled debut as well as Favorite New Artist, Favorite New Hip Hop/R&B Artist and Favorite Hip Hop/R&B Female artist. Eminem and Nelly received four nominations each, and they will go head to head in the Favorite Male Artist and the Favorite Album categories.

Creed, Linkin Park and Celine Dion were also multiple nominees, and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson picked up a nomination for Favorite New Artist.

The awards ceremony will be held on January 13th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The Osbournes -- Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly -- will host.

The complete list of AMA nominees:

Pop/Rock

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Enrique Iglesias
Nelly

Favorite Female Artist
Sheryl Crow
Celine Dion
Pink

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group
Creed
Linkin Park
Nickelback

Favorite Album
Ashanti, Ashanti
The Eminem Show, Eminem
Nellyville, Nelly
Missundaztood, Pink

Favorite New Artist
Ashanti
Kelly Clarkson
Puddle of Mudd

Hop/R&B

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Ja Rule
Nelly

Favorite Female Artist
Ashanti
Mary J. Blige
Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
B2K
Nappy Roots
OutKast

Favorite Album
Ashanti, Ashanti
The Eminem Show, Eminem
Word of Mouf, Ludacris
Nellyville, Nelly

Favorite New Artist
Ashanti
B2K
Nappy Roots

Country

Favorite Male Artist
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist
Martina McBride
Jo Dee Messina
Lee Ann Womack

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group
Brooks & Dunn
Dixie Chicks
Lonestar

Favorite Album
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, Kenny Chesney
Home, Dixie Chicks
Drive, Alan Jackson
Unleashed, Toby Keith

Favorite New Artist
Kellie Coffey
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Tommy Shane Steiner

Adult Contemporary

Favorite Artist
Vanessa Carlton
Celine Dion
Five for Fighting

Latin Music

Favorite Artist
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Shakira

Alternative Music

Favorite Artist
Creed
Linkin Park
System of a Down

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist
Avalon
Jars of Clay
P.O.D

Favorite Soundtrack

Lilo & Stitch
The Scorpion King
Spider-Man

Coca-Cola New Music Award

Honeycomb (New York)
Moe Loughran (Nashville)
Terell (Jamesburg, N.J.)