With four nominations, Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. The 19 trophies will be presented Nov. 14 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, in a ceremony to be air

With four nominations, Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. The 19 trophies will be presented Nov. 14 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, in a ceremony to be aired live on ABC.

OutKast and Kanye West earned three nominations apiece.

The awards will be presented in eight genre-based categories -- pop/rock, country, soul/R&B, rap/hip-hop, adult contemporary, Latin, contemporary inspirational and alternative music. Winners are determined by a national survey of 20,000 music listeners.

Usher will contend for favorite male artist and favorite album ("Confessions") in both the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories. OutKast is up for favorite band, duo or group in the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories, as well as favorite album in the latter ("Speakerboxxx/The Love Below").

West is nominated for favorite rap/hip-hop male artist and album ("The College Dropout"), as well as the cross-category award for favorite new artist.

Norah Jones is the only other artist to cross genre boundaries, as she vies for favorite adult contemporary artist, and her sophomore album "Feels Like Home" is up for favorite pop/rock album.

For a full list of nominations, visit Billboard.com.