Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Wayne Lead AMA Nominations

Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne lead this year’s American Music Award nominations. Each artist received at least three nominations including Artist of The Year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 2008 American Music Awards are slated to air Sunday, Nov. 23 (8:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT) honoring this year’s top recording stars. Alicia Keys, who released “As I Am” last year, picked up five nominations including Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist Soul/R&B and Favorite Album Pop/Rock. Not too far behind, R&B singer/actor Chris Brown earned three nominations including a nod for Favorite Male Artist where he goes head to head with Usher and Kid Rock. J. Holiday, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna and The Dream were also nominated (see nominees list below) For the second year, winners will be determined by online voting at, the official voting location (votes will be collected from October 14 to November 7). You are also able to vote for the T-Mobile “BreakthroughArtist” Award. The nominees for this special award are Colbie Caillat, FloRida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore and The-Dream. Here is a full list of R&B/Soul/Hip Hop Nominees: FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Chris Brown 2. Kid Rock 3. Usher FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 1. Mariah Carey 2. Alicia Keys 3. Rihanna FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Coldplay/ Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends 2. Eagles/ Long Road Out of Eden 3. Alicia Keys/ As I Am RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Flo Rida 2. Lil Wayne 3. Kanye West FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP 1. G Unit 2. Three 6 Mafia 3. Wu-Tang Clan FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Jay-Z/American Gangster 2. Lil Wayne/ Tha Carter III 3. Kayne West/ Graduation SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Chris Brown 2. J. Holiday 3. Usher FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 1. Mary J. Blige 2. Alicia 3. Rihanna FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Mary J. Blige/ Growing Pains 2. Mariah Carey/ E=MC2 3. Alicia Keys/ As I Am ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FAVORITE ARTIST 1. Daughtry 2. Eagles 3. Jordin Sparks T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST Colbie Caillat Flo Rida Jonas Brothers Paramore The-Dream ARTIST OF THE YEAR Lil Wayne Chris Brown Alicia Keys Eagles Coldplay


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