2008 American Music Awards Nominees Announced
October 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM (PT)
The 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. RIHANNA, NE-YO, TAYLOR SWIFT, THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS and NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK were also announced as performers for the 36th annual AMAs, joining previously named performers the JONAS BROTHERS and PINK.
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. 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."
THE AMA's air on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 8p (ET)/7p (CT) on ABC-TV. For a complete list of nominees, just click here.