AMA Awards: Vandross Wins Big - Full Winner List

11-18-03 Keavin
Sunday Night’s American Music Awards proved to be a victory for more than the winners, it was a real victory as well as a spiritual one for Luther Vandross, who is recovering from a stroke that almost took his life. The 52-year-old legendary soul singer walked away with the favorite male R&B artist and favorite Soul/R&B awards. 

Vandross is still undergoing the slow recovery process. 

Mary Vandross, accepted the award on her son’s behalf, "I'm so very sorry that Luther cannot be here tonight in person. I'm here to represent him and say thanks to all of you who made this possible."

Country stars Alabama continued their AMA winning streak by winning for favorite country group. This is the group’s 23rd American Music Award, the most awards for any artists in AMA history.  Runners up include Michael Jackson with 21 AMA’s and Kenny Rogers with 19.

Celine Dion took home the Sominex e.g. favorite adult contemporary artist award. Rapper 50 Cent’s "Get Rich or Die Tryin" took best rap/hip-hop album honors. 

Linkin Park won in the favorite alternative artist category, Ricky Martin claimed favorite Latin star and The Isley Brothers were named best R&B group.  The late soul singer  Aaliyah won as best female R&B artist. 

Justin Timberlake won favorite pop album with his solo CD “Justified” and Lil John and the East Side Boyz came away with best rap/hip-hop group honors. 

Fleetwood Mac roared back with the award for favorite rock group.

Complete winner list according to Reuters.

Favorite male artist—Kid Rock 
Favorite female artist—Jennifer Lopez 
Favorite band, group, duo—Fleetwood Mac 
Favorite album—“Justified” (Justin Timberlake) 

Favorite male artist—Luther Vandross 
Favorite female artist—Aaliyah 
Favorite band, group, duo—The Isley Brothers 
Favorite album—“Dance with my Father” (Luther Vandross) 

Favorite male artist—Tim McGraw 
Favorite female artist—Faith Hill 
Favorite band, group, duo—Alabama 
Favorite album—“Unleashed” (Toby Keith) 

Favorite male artist -- 50 Cent 
Favorite female artist—Missy Elliott 
Favorite band, group, duo—Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 
Favorite album—“Get Rich or Die Trying”’ (50 Cent) 

Favorite artist—Celine Dion 

Favorite artist—Linkin Park 

Favorite artist—Ricky Martin 
Favorite artist—Steven Curtis Chapman 

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