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5 American Music Award nods for Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys and Coldplay lead the nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards. Keys has five nominations and Coldplay has four.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Alicia Keys had a leading five nominations for the 2008 American Music Awards, including artist of the year and favorite female artist in both the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories.

Coldplay and the Eagles had four nominations each, while Chris Brown and Lil Wayne received three apiece. They were also contenders for artist of the year, American Music Awards host Jimmy Kimmel announced Tuesday.

Jesse McCartney and Julianne Hough joined Kimmel to announce the nominees and performers during a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift and the Pussycat Dolls are among those scheduled to perform during the American Music Awards ceremony, to be held at the Nokia Theatre on Nov. 23 and broadcast live on ABC.

Winners will be determined by online voting. Votes will be accepted until Nov. 7.

The nominees are:

  • Pop/rock male artist: Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Usher
  • Pop/rock female artist: Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
  • Pop/rock band, duo or group: Coldplay, Eagles, Daughtry
  • Pop/rock album: “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Coldplay); “Long Road out of Eden” (Eagles); “As I Am” (Alicia Keys)
  • Country male artist: Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley
  • Country female artist: Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
  • Country band, duo or group: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland
  • Country album: “The Ultimate Hits” (Garth Brooks), “Still Feels Good” (Rascal Flatts), “Carnival Ride” (Carrie Underwood)
  • Rap/hip-hop male artist: Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Kanye West
  • Rap/hip-hop band, duo or group: G Unit, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan
  • Rap/hip-hop album: “American Gangster” (Jay-Z), “Tha Carter III” (Lil Wayne), “Graduation” (Kanye West)
  • Soul/rhythm & blues male artist: Chris Brown, J. Holiday, Usher
  • Soul/rhythm & blues female artist: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
  • Soul/rhythm & blues album: “Growing Pains” (Mary J. Blige), “EMC2” (Mariah Carey), “As I Am” (Alicia Keys)
  • Soundtrack album: “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Juno,” “Mamma Mia!”
  • Alternative rock artist: Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park
  • Adult contemporary artist: Daughtry, Eagles, Jordin Sparks
  • Latin artist: Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Wisin Y Yandel
  • Contemporary inspirational artist: Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Third Day
  • Breakthrough artist: Colbie Caillat, Flo Rida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore, The-Dream
  • Artist of the year: Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Eagles, Coldplay