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There's no stopping Canadian sassy lass, Avril Lavigne! She comes out tops in this year's awards walking away with Best New Artist, Best Rock Female Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. She beats out some big names including Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, and Sheryl Crow to claim her rock trophies. However, unlike the latter two, Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen manages a win in the Best Rock Male Vocal Performance category.

Vanessa Carlton who managed 4 nominations this year walks away with a big grin on her face as she scoops 3 awards. Her melodic debut single, A Thousand Miles, brings her Song Of The Year, Best Debut Release and Best Pop Song. Best Pop Album went to Pink who also scored a win in the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals in her duet with Steven Tyler.

Heavily nominated Norah Jones does not go away without any wins as she scoops up Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance trophies. John Mayer picks up the Male Pop Vocal Performance honors.

Rap superstar Nelly gets top honors in this year's awards for bagging the Album Of The Year award. His multi-platinum sophomore album, Nellyville, also grabs the Best Rap Album award beating fellow rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot. However, they both don't go home empty-handed as Missy takes home Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song trophies while Eminem's monster smash, Lose Yourself, walks away with the Best Song Written For A Motion Picture award.

The full list of winners can be found below.

 

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What do you get when you do something completely different and not follow in the foot-steps of today's pop princesses? 8 leading nominations! Not only does Norah Jones totally dominate the pop category, she also manages to dent every major category. Norah began major study in jazz piano at the University of North Texas for two years before she decided to take a summer away from college. She then found herself in New York, loving every aspect of the Big Apple and forming new friendships with local musicians and songwriters. One thing lead to another, and she's now taking the musical world back to its basics.
Coming in second after a very much preferred musical change is Pink. Teaming up with former 4 Non Blondes lead vocalist, Linda Perry, Alicia Moore aka Pink, finds comfort with 7 nominations this year. Her nominations span the pop and rock genre with Get The Party Started battling it out in Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Dance Recording and Best Pop Song, and Just Like A Pill trying its luck in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song categories. Her album, M!ssundaztood, goes head-to-head with some of this year's best in the Best Pop Album category.

Coming in with 6 nominations is new artist Avril Lavigne. The sassy Canadian teen saw, and is still seeing, her debut album, Let Go, rise up charts throughout the world. It gets a nod in the Best Rock Album category. The first single lifed off the album, Complicated, gets nominated in the Song Of The Year, Best Debut Release and Best Rock Song categories among others. Avril is also up for battle in the Best New Artist category.

Rap superstars also dominate this year's nominations with Nelly and Eminem both receiving 6 nominations each. They share the spotlight in the Album Of The Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album categories. The only difference between the two was that Nelly did not venture into acting. Eminem's blockbuster movie, 8 Mile, generated the highly popular Lose Yourself and this song is nominated in the Best Song Written For/Featured In A Motion Picture category.

Rock artists also reel in a significant number of nominations this year. Coldplay garnered 4 nominations, 2 for their critically acclaimed sophomore album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and another 2 for the first single lifted off the album: In My Place. Fresh from last year's winnings, Linkin Park hold steady and come in with 3 nominations, including one in a major category: Record Of The Year. Veteran rocker Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen shines with 4 nominations including Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year.

Another new artist to come in with 4 nominations, which include Best New Artist and Best Pop Album, is John Mayer. His foot stomping debut single, No Such Thing, has helped him get a nod in the Best Male Vocal Pop Performance and Best Debut Release categories. Vanessa Carlton is not one to be outdone as she equals the nominations of Mayer, getting nods in the Song Of The Year, Best Debut Release, Best Female Vocal Pop Performance and Best Pop Song categories.

Winners will be decided by early February.