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Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

Pop diva nabs four American Music Award nods

September 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Mariah Carey received four nominations for the American Music Awards, leading the list of nominees announced today in Beverly Hills. Categories range from pop/rock to country to R&B to Latin.

The singer is up for Favorite Female Artist in both the pop/rock and soul/rhythm and blues categories, and Favorite Album in both genres, for her multi-platinum The Emancipation of Mimi. 50 Cent, Kelly Clarkson and Green Day follow Carey, receiving three nominations each.

The awards show, which selects its nominees based on record sales, will be hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer on November 22nd at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. It will be broadcast live on ABC.

Other nominees include chart-topping artists Destiny's Child, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith.

List of nominees:

Pop/Rock

Favorite Male Artist:
50 Cent
Will Smith
Rob Thomas

Favorite Female Artist:
Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
Gwen Stefani

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Black Eyed Peas
Green Day
3 Doors Down

Favorite Album:
"The Emancipation Of Mimi" (Mariah Carey)
"Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson)
"American Idiot" (Green Day)

Soul/Rhythm & Blues

Favorite Male Artist:
R. Kelly
John Legend
Omarion

Favorite Female Artist:
Mariah Carey
Ciara
Fantasia

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Destiny's Child
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Pretty Ricky

Favorite Album:
"The Emancipation Of Mimi" (Mariah Carey)
"Destiny Fulfilled" (Destiny's Child)
"Free Yourself" (Fantasia)

Country

Favorite Male Artist:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Female Artist:
Martina McBride
LeAnn Rimes
Gretchen Wilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Big and Rich
Brooks and Dunn
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album:
"Honkytonk University" (Toby Keith)
"Live Like You Were Dying" (Tim McGraw)
"Here For The Party" (Gretchen Wilson)

Rap/Hip-Hop

Favorite Male Artist:
Eminem
50 Cent
Ludacrisp> Favorite Female Artist:
Missy Elliott
Lil' Kim
Trina

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
Black Eyed Peas
Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz
Ying Yang Twins

Favorite Album:
"Encore" (Eminem)
"The Massacre" (50 Cent)
"Urban Legend" (T.I.)

Adult Contemporary

Favorite Artist:
Kelly Clarkson
Maroon 5
John Mayer

Latin

Favorite Artist:
Daddy Yankee
Luis Miguel
Shakira

Alternative

Favorite Artist:
Coldplay
Green Day
System of a Down

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist:
Casting Crowns
Jars of Clay
Mary Mary

Breakthrough

New Artist (all genres):
The Killers
Jesse McCartney
Sugarland

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