BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Mariah Carey led the nominees for American Music Awards on Tuesday with four nods for favorite pop and soul album as well as female singer in both categories. Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent and Green Day had three nominations each.
Nominees in pop/rock, country, soul/rhythm & blues, rap/hip-hop, Latin, alternative, contemporary inspirational and adult contemporary categories were revealed during a news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Other multiple nominees include Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Fantasia, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Gretchen Wilson.
The 33rd annual American Music Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be presented Nov. 22 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium during a three-hour ABC-TV special.
Nominees were chosen on the basis of record sales. Winners will be selected by a survey of about 20,000 listeners.
The complete list of nominees:
- 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)
Soul/Rhythm & Blues:
- 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