Nominees for the 2007 American Music Awards were announced yesterday (October 9) and Young Jeezy, T.I. and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony lead all hip-hop artists with two nominations each. The Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on November 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. For the first time in the AMA’s history, all the winners will be determined by online voting at ama.abc.com. “The Internet allows us to bring millions of potential voters into the voting process,” says Terry Bateman, CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “Now, instead of limiting the voting to thousands of people, millions of people will have the opportunity to vote. It is America’s awards show, so why not let the public choose which nominees win?” The complete list of hip-hop categories at the 2007 American Music Awards are as follows.
Favorite Band, Due or Group:
Favorite Male Artist:
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Strength & Loyalty
T.I. – T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Young Jeezy – The Inspiration