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:


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

Favorite Female Artist:
Mariah Carey

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

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


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)


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

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


Favorite Artist:
Daddy Yankee
Luis Miguel


Favorite Artist:
Green Day
System of a Down

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist:
Casting Crowns
Jars of Clay
Mary Mary


New Artist (all genres):
The Killers
Jesse McCartney

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