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Nominations for the 22nd annual American Music Awards were announced Tuesday, with singer Mariah Carey and the R&B group Boyz II Men leading the pack of pop music stars with four apiece.

Other multiple nominees included Swedish pop group Ace of Base, rappers Salt-N-Pepa, rockers Counting Crows and country singer Alan Jackson.The nominees in seven categories - pop/rock, country, soul/

R&B, adult contemporary, heavy metal/hard rock, rap/hip-hop and alternative music - were chosen by a yearend survey of record sales and radio airplay statistics. The winners will be determined by a nationwide poll of 20, 000 people.

The awards will be presented Jan. 30 at Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium. The three-hour ceremony, hosted by singer Tom Jones, rapper Queen Latifah and country singer Lorrie Morgan, will be broadcast live on ABC.

Nominees for the 22nd annual American Music Awards are:

POP/ROCK:

Favorite male artist: Bryan Adams, Michael Bolton, Meat Loaf.

Favorite female artist: Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Bonnie Raitt.

Favorite band, duo or group: Ace of Base, Pink Floyd, Stone Temple Pilots.

Favorite single: Boyz II Men, "I'll Make Love to You"; Celine Dion, "The Power of Love"; Ace of Base, "The Sign."

Favorite album: Counting Crows, "August & Everything After"; Various artists, soundtrack to "The Lion King"; Mariah Carey, "Music Box."

Favorite new artist: Ace of Base, All-4-One, Counting Crows.

SOUL/R&B:

Favorite male artist: Babyface, Tevin Campbell, Prince.

Favorite female artist: Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson.

Favorite band, duo or group: Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Salt-N-Pepa.

Favorite single: All-4-One, "I Swear"; Boyz II Men, "I'll Make Love to You"; Salt-N-Pepa, "Whatta Man."

Favorite album: Mariah Carey, "Music Box"; Toni Braxton, "Toni Braxton"; R. Kelly, "12 Play."

Favorite new artist: Aaliyah, All-4-One, Warren G.

COUNTRY:

Favorite male artist: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson.

Favorite female artist: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan.

Favorite band, duo or group: Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Little Texas.

Favorite single: John Michael Montgomery, "I Swear"; Tim McGraw, "Indian Outlaw"; Vince Gill, "Whenever You Come Around."

Favorite album: Various artists, "Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles"; Reba McEntire, "Read My Mind"; Alan Jackson, "Who Am I."

Favorite new artist: Faith Hill, The Mavericks, Tim McGraw.

HEAVY METAL/HARD ROCK:

Favorite artist: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots.

RAP/HIP-HOP:

Favorite artist: Warren G, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Doggy Dogg.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY:

Favorite artist: Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey.

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC:

Favorite artist: Counting Crows, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails.