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Fresh from her multi-trophy Grammy win, Beyonce Knowles scores big time over here at the 2003 GMAs! Apart from winning in almost every R&B category she was nominated in, she walks away with the coveted Record Of The Year title for "Crazy In Love". She also scores another win for her debut album "Dangerously In Love" in the Best R&B Contemporary Album category.

Also walking home with multiple wins is funky duo OutKast. Among their quadruple win are awards for Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Their album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below", also managed to beat hot contenders such as 50 Cent and Jay-Z for the title of Best Rap Album.

Evanescence joins the ranks of Christina Aguilera and Pink to grab the Best New Artist award. They walk home with 3 awards under their belt, which include Best Debut Release and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life". Also in the rock category, an unlikely winner comes in the form of Christina Aguilera who wins for Best Female Alternative/Rock Vocal Performance for "Fighter".

A full list of winners can be found by clicking the link below.

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Leading the pack in this year's race for music recognition, OutKast manages to reel in an outstanding 9 nominations! Made up of Dre (Andre Benjamin) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton), OutKast is one of music's most diverse groups. Putting their very different personalities together to form one solid foundation, they have managed to churn out innovative sounds everytime they step into the studio. The latest offering by the successful duo is the double-disc, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" which has gained massive critical and commercial success, appealing across all borders and have made prints in the highly competitive world of hip-hop. Over here, they have also made massive dents - 9, in fact - up for awards in Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. In the R&B Field, OutKast can also be found in Best R&B Urban/Alternative Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Contemporary R&B Album. They were also nominated last year, but went home empty-handed. This year, however, the odds are in favor for them walking home with a number of awards.

In a tie for the second-most nominations this year are R&B veteran Luther Vandross and new rock outfit Evanescence. All it took for both artists was just one single song to get recognition spanning 7 categories. Vandross's Dance With My Father gets the nod in 4 categories which include Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. His album of the same name goes up for battle in the all-important Album Of The Year and Best R&B Album category. Meanwhile, Evanescence has exploded onto the music scene with their debut single, Bring Me To Life, which features Paul McCoy of 12 Stones. They have, indeed, been brought to life in 7 categories which range from Song Of The Year and Best New Artist, to Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rock Album. They are also nominated in the Best Song Written For/Featured In A Motion Picture category.

There is also a tie in 3rd place; receiving 6 nominations each is new rap artist 50 Cent and bootylicious singer Beyonce Knowles. 50 Cent is nominated in every single category of the Rap field and also scores himself a nomination in the Best New Artist category, which includes Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz and Sean Paul. Beyonce Knowles, fresh out of Destiny's Child, comes back hotter than ever. Her debut single, Crazy In Love, from the album, Dangerously In Love, scores major points as it gets nominated in the Record Of The Year and Best R&B Song categories. Her duet with Luther Vandross gets both artists nominated in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group category.

Up for 4 nominations each are 3 rock outfits, and one whom Rolling Stone has dared called "The New King Of Pop". Coldplay are vying for a win in the Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories for their infectious performance of Clocks. Radiohead joins them in the Record Of The Year category for There There and are also up against big names in the Album Of The Year category for their album Hail To The Thief. The 3rd rock act with a total of 4 nominations is The White Stripes who also gets a nod for Album Of The Year. Generating alot of buzz in the music scene this year is Justin Timberlake who gets, among others, a Song Of The Year nomination for Cry Me A River. He has also sneaked into the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the same song while his album, Justified, gets a nod for Best Pop Album.

Daniel Bedingfield is also up for 4 nominations following one single nomination last year. This year, his breakthrough hit If You're Not The One lands him nods for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and also Best Pop Song. His album, Gotta Get Thru This, is up for contest in the Best Pop Album category. Christina Aguilera still holds strong after winning the Best New Artist award in 1999 to come in with 3 nominations this year. For Fighter, she gets a nomination in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best New Video categories. Not since The Prince Of Egypt has a soundtrack been nominated for Album Of The Year. This year, the soundtrack to Chicago makes the cut for the title of Album Of The Year. The only question is, can it follow in The Prince Of Egypt's footsteps and clinch the title?

Winners will be decided by early February.