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[10/14/08 - 12:56 PM]
2008 American Music Awards Nominees Announced
Alicia Keys, Eagles, Coldplay, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne top the nominations.

[via press release from ABC]

"2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Alicia Keys, Eagles, Coldplay, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne Lead 2008 Nominees

Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block, P!nk and Jonas Brothers Confirmed to Perform

Winners Determined by Online Voting at amavote.com

T-Mobile will Present "Breakthrough Artist Award"

"2008 American Music Awards" host Jimmy Kimmel and recording artists Julianne Hough and Jesse McCartney revealed the American Music Awards nominees this morning from the Beverly Hills Hotel (see full list of nominees below). Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block, P!nk and Jonas Brothers were also announced as performers for the 36th annual AMAs, joining previously disclosed performers P!nk and the Jonas Brothers. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The live broadcast will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are available for purchase and now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS).

For the second year, winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com -- the official voting location (votes will be collected from October 14 to November 7). Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/ Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. The official homepage for the "2008 American Music Awards," where fans can find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, etc., can be found at ama.abc.com.

Music fans will also be able to vote for the T-Mobile "Breakthrough Artist Award." The nominees for this special award are Colbie Caillat, Flo Rida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore, and The-Dream. Fans can vote at amavote.com and/or via text-message for T-Mobile customers (Standard text-messaging rates apply). Voting for the T-Mobile "Breakthrough Artist Award" begins November 10 and concludes during the American Music Awards on November 23.

Alicia Keys leads the pack this year with five nominations, Favorite Female Artist in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories, two Favorite Album nominations for her album "As I Am," in the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories, as well as an Artist of the Year nod. Coldplay garnered four nominations this year, Favorite Artist in the Alternative Rock category, Favorite Band Duo or Group and Favorite album for "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" in the Pop/Rock category, and Artist of the Year. The Eagles also earned four nominations -- Favorite Band Duo or Group and Favorite Album in the Pop/Rock category, Favorite Artist in the Adult Contemporary category and Artist of the Year. In addition to Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Eagles, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown round out the 2008 Artist of the Year nominees.

Larry Klein, AMA producer stated: "From our nominees to performances to Jimmy Kimmel's humor, this year's AMA's is sure to be a great evening. The show is a true reflection of popular culture and what is current to consumers of live and recorded music."

Orly Adelson, dick clark productions president, stated: "Our 2008 show's impressive roster of talent makes November 23 a must-see night for any music fan; this is what is special about the AMA's. No matter what type of music you enjoy, the American Music Awards always delivers the hottest acts across all music genres. It is a music lover's night to celebrate."

About the Voting

Initial nominees were selected by using ballots containing names compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales. The ballots were then sent to a national sampling of more than 15,000 people based among other things on what type of music they listen to, what they buy and how many albums they purchase per year. The top three vote getters in each category were determined to be the nominees for this year's American Music Awards (except in the Artist of the Year and T-Mobile Breakthrough categories, which each have five nominees). Winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com (votes will be collected from October 14 to November 7).

About dick clark productions, inc.

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. ("dcp") is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.

About the American Music Awards

In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. For press credential requests, please go to www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama.

FINAL NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

POP or ROCK MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Chris Brown 2. Kid Rock 3. Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 1. Mariah Carey 2. Alicia Keys 3. Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP 1. Coldplay 2. Eagles 3. Daughtry

FAVORITE ALBUM

1. Coldplay/ Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends 2. Eagles/ Long Road Out of Eden 3. Alicia Keys/ As I Am

COUNTRY MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Garth Brooks 2. Kenny Chesney 3. Brad Paisley

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 1. Reba McEntire 2. Taylor Swift 3. Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP 1. Brooks & Dunn 2. Rascal Flatts 3. Sugarland

FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Garth Brooks/ The Ultimate Hits 2. Rascal Flatts/ Still Feels Good 3. Carrie Underwood/Carnival Ride

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Flo Rida 2. Lil Wayne 2. Kanye West

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP 1. G Unit 2. Three 6 Mafia 3. Wu-Tang Clan

FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Jay-Z/American Gangster 2. Lil Wayne/ Tha Carter III 3. Kayne West/ Graduation

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST 1. Chris Brown 2. J. Holiday 3. Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST 1. Mary J. Blige 2. Alicia Keys 3. Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Mary J. Blige/ Growing Pains 2. Mariah Carey/ E=MC2 3. Alicia Keys/ As I Am

SOUNDTRACKS

FAVORITE ALBUM 1. Alvin And The Chipmunks 2. Juno 3. Mamma Mia!

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

FAVORITE ARTIST 1. Coldplay 2. Foo Fighters 3. Linkin Park

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

FAVORITE ARTIST 1. Daughtry 2. Eagles 3. Jordin Sparks

LATIN MUSIC

FAVORITE ARTIST 1. Enrique Iglesias 2. Juanes 3. Wisin Y Yandel

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

FAVORITE ARTIST 1. Casting Crowns 2. MercyMe 3. Third Day

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

T-MOBILE BREAKTRHOUGH ARTIST Colbie Caillat Flo Rida Jonas Brothers Paramore The-Dream





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