India.Arie and Alicia Keys, who brought in seven and six nominations each for Grammys . The two will go head to head in the Best New Artist category, facing off against Nelly Furtado, David Gray and Linkin Park
Aaliyah’s (Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance) and Alicia Keys (Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song) were multiple nominees in the major R&B categories. Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, and India.Arie rounded out the nominees in the Best R&B album category making it an entirely female-run category.
In the rap categories, Eve (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Album) were among the repeat nominees.
Sheryl Crow is nominated country and Dolly Parton for Vocal Performance categories, while Trisha Yearwood’s Inside Out is nominated for Best Album category.
In order for a work to qualify for this year’s Grammy Awards, it had to be released between October 1, 2000 and September 30, 2001.
The American Music Awards airs at 8 PM ET on ABC Jan 9th, 2001.