Alicia Keys Leads 2008 AMA Noms, Faces Off Against Lil’ Wayne & Chirs Brown For Artist Of The Year

Alicia Keys

Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West, and Chris Brown are all up for awards at this year’s American Music Awards but it’s R&B singer Alicia Keys who is leading the pack with five nominations.

Alicia Keys received the most nominations for the 2008 American Music Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles this November.  The artist/actress whose newest flick, The Secret Life of Bees, will hit theaters this Friday (October 17), has been nominated for artist of the year, favorite female pop or rock music artist and favorite soul/rhythm & blues music female artist.  Her 2007 release, As I Am, was also nominated for favorite album in both the pop or rock music and soul/R&B categories.

Keys will face some stiff competition in the artist of the year category as Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne have also been nominated.

Wayne, who has been enjoying the success of his latest album, The Carter III is also up for favorite male hip-hop artist and favorite hip-hop album , but he’ll have to battle Kanye West for the award in both categories.

Other artists who received nominations for this year’s AMAs are Jay-Z, Usher, Three 6 Mafia, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna, G-Unit, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Newcomers The-Dream and Flo Rida will go head to head for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award.

So far, the only confirmed performers are Pink and the Jonas Brothers but additional artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The awards show, which will be hosted by late night talk show host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel will be, broadcast live form the Nokia Theater LA on Sunday, November 23rd.

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