Mariah Carey Leads American Music Award Nominees

A year after a couple slipped by her at the American Music Awards, R&B singer Mariah Carey will get another shot at triumph when the next event takes place in Los Angeles on November 21, organizers said on Tuesday. Carey led the field last year with four nominations, on the strength of her hit comeback album “The Emancipation of Mimi,” which came out in early 2005. She ended up with just one award. Back in 1997, she went zero for six. At the Grammys in February, she was one of the frontrunners with eight nominations, and came away with three awards. This year, she will compete for American Music Award honors as favorite female artist in both the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories, as well as for favorite soul/R&B album (“Mimi”). She was also nominated in these categories last year, winning favorite female soul/R&B artist. Receiving two nominations each were Hip Hop stars Eminem, Kanye West and T.I., actor/R&B singer Jamie Foxx, soul diva Mary J. Blige, manufactured pop group Pussycat Dolls, country combo Rascal Flatts, and former “American Idol” champs Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.

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