Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

Music producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, right, and singer Rihanna from Barbados, announce nominees for the 33rd annual American Music Awards Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in 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.)

Adult Contemporary:
Favorite artist: Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, John Mayer

Favorite artist: Daddy Yankee, Luis Miguel, Shakira

Favorite artist: Coldplay, 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, Sugarland