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Alicia Keys Tops American Music Award Noms

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Oct 14, 2008 | 1:06pm EDT

Life couldn’t sweeter for Alicia Keys these days with a hit song “Another Way to Die” with Jack White, her movie Secret Life of Bees opening Friday and now a lead in American Music Award nominations.

The diva received five nods, including Favorite Female Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories and Artist of the Year, while Coldplay, EaglesChris Brown and Lil' Wayne also garnered multiple nominations. 

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 36th Annual AMAs this year with Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, the Pussycat Dolls, the Jonas BrothersPink and New Kids on the Block on the roster to perform at the ceremony Nov. 23, 2008.

The nominees are:

Pop/Rock Music

Favorite Male Artist:

Chris Brown 

Kid Rock 

Usher

Favorite Female Artist:

Mariah Carey 

Alicia Keys 

Rihanna

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

Coldplay 

Eagles 

Daughtry

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

Favorite Male Artist: 

Garth Brooks 

Kenny Chesney 

Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist:

Reba McEntire 

Taylor Swift 

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

Brooks & Dunn 

Rascal Flatts 

Sugarland

Favorite Album: 

Garth Brooks - The Ultimate Hits 

Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good 

Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride

Rap/Hip-Hop Music

Favorite Male Artist: 

Flo Rida

Lil' Wayne 

Kanye West

Favorite Band, Duo or Group:

G Unit 

Three 6 Mafia 

Wu-Tang Clan

Favorite Album: 

Jay-Z - American Gangster

Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III 

Kayne West - Graduation

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music

Favorite Male Artist: 

Chris Brown

J. Holiday 

Usher

Favorite Female Artist:

Mary J. Blige 

Alicia Keys 

Rihanna

Favorite Album:

Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains 

Mariah Carey - E=MC2 

Alicia Keys - As I Am

Sound Tracks

Favorite Album:

Alvin and the Chipmunks 

Juno

Mamma Mia!

Alternative Rock Music

Favorite Artist: 

Coldplay 

Foo Fighters 

Linkin Park

Adult Contemporary Music

Favorite Artist: 

Daughtry 

Eagles 

Jordin Sparks

Latin Music

Favorite Artist: 

Enrique Iglesias 

Juanes

Wisin and Yandel

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist: 

Casting Crowns 

MercyMe 

Third Day

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist 

Colbie Caillat 

Flo Rida 

Jonas Brothers 

Paramore

The-Dream

Artist of the Year

Lil' Wayne 

Chris Brown 

Alicia Keys 

Eagles 

Coldplay

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