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October 16, 2000

CREED, 'N SYNC EACH RECEIVE FOUR NOMINATIONS TO HEAD LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2000 RADIO MUSIC AWARDS ALL-STAR SPECTACULAR TO BE TELECAST LIVE FROM ALADDIN NOVEMBER 4 ON ABC


Radio Music AwardsLAS VEGAS, Nevada (October 4, 2000) - Two of rock's hottest groups, Creed and 'N Sync, received four nominations each to head the list of nominees for The 2000 Radio Music Awards, an all-star spectacular which will be broadcast live from Aladdin Resort & Casino Saturday, November 4, on the ABC Television Network.

Others who received multiple nominations are the legendary Santana, the Dixie Chicks and Sisqo with three each; and Vertical Horizon, Macy Gray, Destiny's Child, 98, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind and Aaliyah with two nominations each.

The two-hour special will recognize the achievements of recording artists and radio personalities in the musical formats of Top 40/Pop radio, Pop Alternative radio, Hip Hop/Rhythmic radio, Alternative/Rock radio and Country radio. In addition to the radio air play nominated awards, there will be categories for Most Requested Artist, Most Requested Song, Most Requested Party Song and Most Requested Slow Dance Song of the year by radio listeners. Music fans will vote for the latter two awards using a web site. Details of the fan voting will be announced shortly.

The nominations were selected based on radio station airplay as determined by Mediabase 24/7, radio's leading source for monitored airplay information.

A complete list of nominations follows.

Song of the Year: Alternative/Active Rock Radio

3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Otherside"
Incubus - "Pardon Me"
Creed - "With Arms Wide Open"
Papa Roach - "Last Resort"

Song of the Year: Top 40/Pop Radio

Vertical Horizon - "Everything You Want"
'N Sync - "Bye Bye Bye"
Creed - "Higher"
Macy Gray - "I Try"
Matchbox Twenty - "Bent"

Song of the Year: Country Radio

Toby Keith - "How Do You Like Me Now"
George Strait - "The Best Day"
Faith Hill - "The Way You Love Me"
Dixie Chicks - "Cowboy Take Me Away"
Tim McGraw - "My Best Friend"

Song of the Year: Pop Alternative Radio

Vertical Horizon - "Everything You Want"
Santana (with Rob Thomas) - "Smooth"
Smash Mouth - "Then the Morning Comes"
Macy Gray - "I Try"
Third Eye Blind - "Never Let You Go"

Song of the Year: Hip Hop/Rhythmic

Sisqo - "Thong Song"
Joe - "I Wanna Know"
Aaliyah - "Try Again"
Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"
DMX - "Party Up"

Most Requested Song of the Year

98 - "Give Me Just One Night"
Enrique Iglesias - "Be With You"
Madonna - "Music"
Everclear - "Wonderful"
Jo Dee Messina - "That's The Way"

Artist of the Year: Alternative/Active Rock Radio

Metallica
Creed
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stone Temple Pilots
Pearl Jam

Artist of the Year: Top 40/Pop Radio

'N Sync
Christina Aguilera
Backstreet Boys
Santana
Britney Spears

Artist of the Year: Country Radio

George Strait
Tim McGraw
Garth Brooks
Alan Jackson
Dixie Chicks

Artist of the Year: Pop Alternative Radio

Goo Goo Dolls
Smash Mouth
Third Eye Blind
Sugar Ray
Santana

Artist of the Year: Hip Hop/Rhythmic

Destiny's Child
Sisqo
Aaliyah
Joe
Jay-Z

Most Requested Artist of the Year

No Doubt
98
Eminem
Ricky Martin
BBMak

Air Personality of the Year

Rick Dees, KIIS-FM -- Los Angeles
Elvis Duran, WHTZ-FM -- New York
Mark & Brian, KLOS-FM -- Los Angeles
Bill Lee, WKTU-FM -- New York
M.J. Kelli & B.J. Harris, WFLZ-FM -- Tampa
Ryan Seacrest, KYSR-FM -- Los Angeles
Kidd Kraddick, KHKS-FM -- Dallas
Big Boy, KPWR-FM -- Los Angeles
Gerry House, WSIX-FM -- Nashville

Radio Slow Dance Song of the Year

Joe - "I Wanna Know"
'N Sync - "This I Promise You"
Faith Hill/Tim McGraw - "Let's Make Love"
Backstreet Boys - "Show Me the Meaning"
Creed - "Arms Wide Open"

Radio Party Song of the Year

Destiny's Child - "Jumpin' Jumpin'"
Pink - "There You Go"
Ricky Martin - "She Bangs"
Sisqo - "Thong Song"
Alice Deejay - "Better Off Alone"

The executive producers for "The Radio Music Awards" are Anthony Eaton, three-time Grammy-winner in the long-form video category; Paul Joseph, executive producer, co-creator of the "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40" and Grammy-nominated producer; and Von Freeman, vice president of marketing, Clear Channel Communications--Los Angeles and three-time Billboard magazine and three-time Radio and Records magazine Marketing Executive of the Year. "The Radio Music Awards" will be produced by Tall Pony Productions.