Music Awards set star perfs

The Spice Girls, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Mariah Carey are among the artists tapped to perform during the 25th annual American Music Awards.

The Jan. 26 ceremony will also boast perfs by Janet Jackson, Matchbox 20, Boyz II Men and Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias, among others.

The live ABC broadcast (taped delayed in the West) will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Comedian-actor Drew Carey will host the Dick Clark Prods. offering, directed by Jeff Margolis.

Bad Boy Entertainment/Arista Records artist Puff Daddy nabbed five nominations for the awards, which are based on votes from the public. He leads the pack of multiple nominees.

The nominees list also includes Virgin Records group Spice Girls — who are expected to perform via satellite from London — and Interscope’s the Wallflowers. Each act received three nods.

Winners for the American Music Awards are selected by a national sampling of approximately 20,000 radio listeners.

Names on the ballots are compiled from music industry publications and results are kept secret until envelopes are opened during the ceremony.

Other artists bagging multiple noms include Babyface, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Dru Hill, Jewel, Matchbox 20, LeAnn Rimes and George Strait.

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