Awards show to air live Nov. 21.

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.

For a full list of nominees visit Billboard.com