Mariah Carey will lead the race at the American Music Awards in November (05) after her hit album The Emancipation Of Mimi received four nominaTIons.

The WE BELONG TOGETHER singer edged ahead of Kelly Clarkson, 50 CENT and Green Day, who all have three nominations, it was announced this morning (20SEP05).

Other multiple nominees - chosen on the basis of record sales - include Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Fantasia, Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw and Gretchen Wilson.

The 33rd annual American Music Awards, hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer, will take place in Los Angeles on 22 November.

Winners will be selected by a survey of 20,000 music fans.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Pop/Rock:

- Male Artist: 50 CENT, Will Smith, Rob Thomas

- Female Artist: MARIAH CAREY, KELLY CLARKSON, Gwen Stefani

- Band, Duo Or Group: BLACK EYED PEAS, GREEN DAY, 3 DOORS DOWN

- Album: THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI, MARIAH CAREY; BREAKAWAY, KELLY CLARKSON; AMERICAN IDIOT, GREEN DAY

Soul/Rhythm + Blues:

- Male Artist: R. KELLY, John Legend, Omarion

- Female Artist: MARIAH CAREY, Ciara, FANTASIA

- Band, Duo Or Group: DESTINY'S CHILD, 112, Pretty Ricky

- Album: THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI, MARIAH CAREY; DESTINY FULFILLED, DESTINY'S CHILD; FREE YOURSELF, FANTASIA

Country:

- Male Artist: Kenny Chesney, TOBY KEITH, TIM McGRAW

- Female Artist: Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, GRETCHEN WILSON

- Band, Duo Or Group: BIG + RICH, BROOKS + DUNN, Rascal Flatts

- Album: HONKYTONK UNIVERSITY, TOBY KEITH; LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING, TIM McGRAW; HERE FOR THE PARTY, GRETCHEN WILSON

Hip-Hop/Rap

- Male Artist: EMINEM, 50 CENT, Ludacris

- Female Artist: Missy Elliott, LIL' KIM, Trina

- Band, Duo Or Group: BLACK EYED PEAS, Lil Jon + THE EASTSIDE BOYZ, Ying Yang Twins

- Album: Encore, EMINEM; THE MASSACRE, 50 CENT; URBAN LEGEND, TI

Adult Contemporary:

KELLY CLARKSON, MAROON 5, John Mayer

Latin:

DADDY YANKEE, Luis Miguel, Shakira

Alternative:

Coldplay, GREEN DAY, System Of A Down

Contemporary Inspirational:

Casting Crowns, Jars Of Clay, Mary Mary

Breakthrough:

The Killers, Jesse Mccartney, Sugarland.