Music vets rule American Music Awards

Nov. 16, 2003 at 11:44 PM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Veterans ruled the 31st American Music Awards, which ABC televised Sunday night from Los Angeles.

The winners are chosen by record buyers and they picked Fleetwood Mac for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, beating Matchbox Twenty and 3 Doors Down.

Alabama took country honors and the venerable Isley Brothers won Favorite Soul/R&B Group.

Celine Dion snagged Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. Luther Vandross' mother, Mary, accepted his awards for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. Vandross is recovering from a stroke.

Dual winner rapper 50 Cent won Favorite Male Rap/Hip-hop Artist and with the album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'."

The upset was Kid Rock taking Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, beating Justin Timberlake, John Mayer and Clay Aiken.

Aiken wasn't shut out, winning Fan's Choice Award, decided online live.

Timberlake took Favorite Rock/Pop Album for "Justified," while Toby Keith's album "Unleashed" captured his first AMA.

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