R+B legend Luther Vandross and rap superstar 50 CENT were the big victors at last night's (16NOV03) American Music Awards in Los Angeles by being the only double prize winners.

Vandross, who is recovering from a near-fatal stroke, claimed the Favourite R+B Album and Male Artist awards and his gongs were accepted by his mother MARY. 50 Cent won the night's Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Album prizes.

Meanwhile, it was a good night for country's top couple Faith Hill and TIM McGRAW - who both won gongs for Favourite Country Female and Male Artists - and Linkin Park served up one of the big shocks of the night by beating hot favourites Metallica and Coldplay to the Favourite Alternative Artist.

Music veterans also proved they've still got what it takes, with the reunited Fleetwood Mac claiming the night's Favourite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group award. Country legends Alabama collected their record-making 23rd AMA by taking home this year's (03) Favourite Country Band, Duo or Group and The Isley Brothers bagged the Favourite Soul/R+B Band, Duo or Group honour.

The winners are:

Favourite Country Female Artist - FAITH HILL

Favourite Soul/R+B Male Artist - LUTHER VANDROSS

Favourite Alternative Music Artist - LINKIN PARK

Favourite Pop/Rock Album - JUSTIFIED by Justin Timberlake

Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN


Favourite Country Band, Duo or Group - ALABAMA

Favourite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - FLEETWOOD MAC

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist - Missy Elliott

Favourite International Artist - Madonna

Favourite Country Male Artist - Tim Mcgraw

Favourite Soul/R+B Female Artist - Aaliyah

Fans' Choice Award - Clay Aiken

Favourite Country Album - UNLEASHED by Toby Keith

Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist - Jennifer Lopez

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist - 50 CENT

Favourite Soul/R+B Band, Duo or Group - THE ISLEY BROTHERS

Favourite Latin Artist - Ricky Martin

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group - LIL' JOHN + THE EAST SIDE BOYZ

Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist - Celine Dion

Coca-Cola New Music Award - THE BOMB SQUAD

Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album - GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' by 50 CENT

Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist - Kid Rock.

17/11/2003 08:57