With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from

With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, T.I., Carrie Underwood and Kanye West snared two nominations each.

Carey is up for favorite female pop/rock and soul/R&B artist as well as favorite soul/R&B album for "The Emancipation of Mimi," while the Chili Peppers and Nickelback both scored nods for favorite band, duo or group and favorite pop/rock album.

Chamillionaire, Pussycat Dolls and Carrie Underwood will vie for favorite new breakthrough artist. Winners will be chosen by a 20,000-strong sampling of U.S. residents.

Here are the 2006 American Music Awards nominees:

Pop/Rock

Favorite male artist:
Nick Lachey
Sean Paul
Kanye West

Favorite female artist:
Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
Nelly Furtado

Favorite band, duo or group:
Nickelback
Pussycat Dolls
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite album:
"All the Right Reasons," Nickelback
"Stadium Arcadium," Red Hot Chili Peppers
"High School Musical," Various Artists

Country

Favorite male artist:
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Keith Urban

Favorite female artist:
Faith Hill
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson

Favorite band, duo or group:
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Rascal Flatts

Favorite album:
"Legend of Johnny Cash," Johnny Cash
"Greatest Hits Volume 2," Tim McGraw
"Me And My Gang," Rascal Flatts

Soul/R&B

Favorite male artist:
Chris Brown
Jamie Foxx
NE-YO

Favorite female artist:
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole

Favorite band, duo or group:
Black Eyed Peas
The Isley Brothers
Jagged Edge

Favorite album
"The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige
"The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey
"Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx

Rap/hip-hop

Favorite male artist:
Eminem
T.I.
Kanye West

Favorite band, duo or group:
Black Eyed Peas
Dem Franchize Boyz
Three 6 Mafia

Favorite album:
"Monkey Business," Black Eyed Peas
"Curtain Call," Eminem
"King," T.I.

Adult contemporary

Favorite Artist:
Michael Buble
Kelly Clarkson
Rob Thomas

Alternative

Favorite artist:
Nickelback
Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Latin

Favorite artist:
Daddy Yankee
Don Omar
Shakira

Contemporary inspirational

Favorite artist:
Aly & AJ
Casting Crowns
Kirk Franklin

Favorite new breakthrough artist:

Chamillionaire
Pussycat Dolls
Carrie Underwood