2008 American Music Awards Nominees

Host Jimmy Kimmel and Dancing with the Stars hoffer Julianne Hough announced the nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards on Tuesday.

Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Eagles, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown will battle it out for the title of Artist of the Year. Keys leads this year’s pack of nominees; the multiplatinum-selling pianist earned five nods for her 2008 LP As I Am.

The Jonas Brother, Pink, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, and New Kids on The Block are scheduled to perform at the 36th annual ceremony.

For the second year runnning, AMA winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com, the official voting location (votes will be collected from October 14 to November 7).

Voting for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award begins November 10th and concludes during the American Music Awards on November 23rd.

The 2008 American Music Awards will broadcast on ABC live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on November 23.

Here are the final nominations for this year’s AMAs:

POP/ ROCK MUSIC

1. FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
Kid Rock
Usher

2. FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Mariah Carey
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

3. FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Coldplay
Eagles
Daughtry

4. FAVORITE ALBUM
Coldplay/ Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Eagles/ Long Road Out of Eden
Alicia Keys/ As I Am

COUNTRY MUSIC

5. FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Garth Brooks
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley

6. FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

7. FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
Brooks & Dunn
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland

8. FAVORITE ALBUM
Garth Brooks/ The Ultimate Hits
Rascal Flatts/ Still Feels Good
Carrie Underwood/Carnival Ride

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

9. FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Flo Rida
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

10. FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP
G Unit
Three 6 Mafia
Wu-Tang Clan

11. FAVORITE ALBUM
Jay-Z/American Gangster
Lil Wayne/ Tha Carter III
Kayne West/ Graduation

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

12. FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
J. Holiday
Usher

13. FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Mary J. Blige
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

14. FAVORITE ALBUM
Mary J. Blige/ Growing Pains
Mariah Carey/ E=MC2
Alicia Keys/ As I Am

SOUNDTRACKS

15. FAVORITE ALBUM
Alvin And The Chipmunks
Juno
Mamma Mia!

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

16. FAVORITE ARTIST
Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

17. FAVORITE ARTIST
Daughtry
Eagles
Jordin Sparks

LATIN MUSIC

18. FAVORITE ARTIST
Enrique Iglesias
Juanes
Wisin Y Yandel

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

FAVORITE ARTIST
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Third Day

20. T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Colbie Caillat
Flo Rida
Jonas Brothers
Paramore
The-Dream

21. ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lil Wayne
Chris Brown
Alicia Keys
Eagles
Coldplay