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Heavily nominated Alicia Keys walks home with 3 awards; raking up Best Debut Release, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album while Mariah Carey who was up for battle with 6 nominations failed to take home any trophies this year.

The big surprize this year comes from Linkin Park who manage to beat some big names to clench Album Of The Year as well as beating the favorite, Alicia Keys, to grabbing the Best New Artist Title. Rock outfit, Train, also take home massive awards this year as their big hit "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)" rakes in Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and also Best Rock Song.

Newcomer Nelly Furtado also manages to beat some heavy-weight names to clench the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance trophy for the attitude-driven "Turn Off The Light" and Best Pop Album for her debut set "Woah, Nelly!". Taking home the Best Pop Song trophy were The Neptunes for the seductive "I'm A Slave 4 U" performed by Britney Spears.

The full list of winners are posted below. Also included is the list of winners who you guys thought were the cream of 2001. Let's look forward to a great year of music in 2002.

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Alicia Keys No surprize this year as Alicia Keys takes lead of this year's music awards with a staggering 7 nominations. She makes her presence felt in the R&B category where she's up for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. In the General field, she also dominates, spanning the Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist and Best Debut Release categories. Her chilling debut effort, Fallin',  has taken the world by storm and has put her up there on the map as a force to be reckoned   
with. She competes with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Linkin Park, country songstress Jamie O'Neal, and animated group Gorillaz in the Best New Artist category.

After a much publicized breakdown, diva Mariah Carey comes in second with 6 nominations. Although not gaining any nominations in leading categories of late, her latest project Glitter has propelled the ballad Never Too Far to aid her in being nominated for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance and also for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture. In addition to her prowess as a power-house vocalist, Mariah is also nominated as a songwriter in the afore-mentioned category for the song Where Are You Christmas? which was used in the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  

Englishman Sir Elton John has made a comeback with a powerful pop tune I Want Love which gives him 5 nominations in this year's awards. He's up for battle in major categories which includes Record and Album Of The Year. The video, which features a solitary Robert Downey, Jr., is up for Best Music Video.

Rock outfits also take a significant number of nominations this year. Train, Incubus and Linkin Park all have 4 nominations each, with both Train and Incubus sharing nominations in the Record and Song Of The Year, and Rock categories.

Music veterans also have their fair share of nominations. Smooth vocalist Brian McKnight receives 3 nominations this year in both the pop and R&B categories. Also receiving 3 nominations in his direction is Enrique Iglesias. His song, Hero, is up for Song Of The Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Music VideoMadonna has also raked up a couple of nominations for Don't Tell Me which is nominated in the Best Pop Song and Best Music Video categories.

Winners will be decided by early January.