Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards with five, including artist of the year, favorite female artist — pop or rock music, favorite female artist — soul/rhythm & blues music and favorite album in pop or rock music and soul/R&B music for “As I Am.”
Coldplay and the Eagles earned four nominations each. Coldplay was nominated for artist of the year, favorite band, duo or group — pop or rock music, favorite artist — alternative rock music and favorite album — pop or rock music for “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends.”
The Eagles scored nominations for: artist of the year, favorite band, duo or group — pop or rock music, favorite artist — adult contemporary music, and favorite album pop or rock music for “Long Road Out of Eden.”
The other artists nominated for artist of the year are Lil Wayne, who was also nominated for favorite male artist — rap/hip-hop music and favorite album rap/hip-hop music for “Tha Carter III”; and Chris Brown, who also received nominations for favorite male artist — pop or rock music and favorite male artist — soul/rhythm & blues music.
Other artists receiving multiple nominations are Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Flo Rida, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Usher and Kanye West.
Voting for the awards is done online via ABC.com’s American Music Awards website. The AMAs will be held Nov. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. They will be aired live on ABC and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.