Page 3 staff

Baby, it's cold outside.

That's why Page 3 and Page 2 are trying to warm things up here in the chill of February with our annual Hot Lists.

While Page 2 continues its search for the Hottest Athlete Alive, Page 3 is out to identify the hottest folks in the entertainment world.

We start today with our search for the Hottest Female Musician. Here are the dozen nominees. Vote in the poll at right to pick the most sizzling female, and you'll move on to our poll for the Hottest Male Musician.

AshantiDido
Ashanti
Dido
You think we're going to say anything remotely negative about Murder Inc.'s Princess of hip-hop? No way.
OK, we're waving the White Flag and putting her on the list.

Faith HillJanet Jackson
Faith Hill
Janet Jackson
Faith is probably the only person in the world who can refer to Celine Dion as "Chubs."
Excuse us, apparently it's Miss Jackson. Seriously, doesn't everyone wear ornate nipple piercings in the off chance that they will experience a clothing malfunction?

KelisAlicia Keys
Kelis
Alicia Keys
Anyone who can make millions by preaching that you should shake what yo' mama gave ya is OK in our book.
Not since Vanilla Ice has someone tried so hard to covince us they are from da' hood.

Beyonce KnowlesJennifer Lopez
Beyonce Knowles
Jennifer Lopez
Every guy would love to settle down with the bootylicious Beyonce. Not only because she's hot, but who wouldn't want to say, "and this is my fiancé, Beyonce."
Now that she is free from Ben, Jenny From the Block is ready to go pick up her career which is currently being stored in the same tank as Ted Williams' head.

Jessica SimpsonBritney Spears
Jessica Simpson
Britney Spears
America's favorite housewife is dangerously close to having people say, "Hey, I didn't know that girl from TV put out an album."
If the former Mrs. Jason Alexander keeps emulating Madonna, then someone should book her a room right now at the Alanis Morrisette Home for Formerly Famous People.

Gwen StefaniKelly Willis
Gwen Stefani
Kelly Willis
Despite the weird hairstyles and an overreliance on makeup, there's No Doubt that Gwen's hot.
When Ms. Willis twangs her magic country twanger, oversized belt buckles start to buzz all the way from Bangor to Birmingham.