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Mariah Carey Tops AMA Noms
Apparently Mariah Carey and American Music Award nominations belong together.
The R&B diva led the AMA field with four nominations in all, including nods for Best Female Artist and Best Album for The Emancipation of Mimi in both the pop and R&B categories.
The nominations for the 33rd Annual American Music Awards were announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 22 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and will be broadcast live by ABC. Cedric the Entertainer is slated to host the festivities.
Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent and Green Day trailed Carey with three nominations apiece.
Clarkson will go head to head against Carey and Gwen Stefani for Best Female Artist in the pop/rock category and will also compete for the Best Album trophy. The American Idol winner is also in the running for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist against John Mayer and Maroon 5.
Fiddy is up for Best Male Artist in both the pop/rock and rap/hip categories. His chart-topping album, The Massacre, was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Album.
Green Day will compete for the Best Band, Duo or Group honor in the pop/rock category against the Black Eyed Peas and 3 Doors Down and for Favorite Artist cred in the alternative category against Coldplay and System of a Down. The band’s American Idiot is up for Best Pop/Rock Album.
Other multiple nominees included the Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Fantasia, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Gretchen Wilson, who all racked up two nominations apiece.
Nominations are determined on the basis of record sales. A survey of about 20,000 listeners is used to select the winners.
Here’s a roundup of the nominees for the 33rd Annual American Music Awards:
Male Artist: 50 Cent, Will Smith, Rob Thomas
Female Artist: Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani
Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, 3 Doors Down
Album: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Mariah Carey), Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson), American Idiot (Green Day)
Male Artist: R. Kelly, John Legend, Omarion
Female Artist: Mariah Carey, Ciara, Fantasia
Band, Duo or Group: Destiny’s Child, 112, Pretty Ricky
Album: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Mariah Carey), Destiny Fulfilled (Destiny’s Child), Free Yourself (Fantasia)
Male Artist: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw
Female Artist: Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson
Band, Duo or Group: Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts
Album: Honkytonk University (Toby Keith), Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw), Here For The Party (Gretchen Wilson)
Male Artist: Eminem, 50 Cent, Ludacris
Female Artist: Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Trina
Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, Ying Yang Twins
Album: Encore (Eminem), The Massacre, (50 Cent), Urban Legend (T.I.)
Favorite Artist: Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, John Mayer
Favorite Artist: Daddy Yankee, Luis Miguel, Shakira
Favorite Artist: Coldplay, Green Day, System of a Down
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns, Jars of Clay, Mary Mary
New Artist (all genres): The Killers, Jesse McCartney, Sugarland