American R+B singer Usher is up for five gongs at this Yeah?r's (04) VIBE AWARDS - ahead of his duet partner Alicia Keys who has been nominated in four categories.

The YEAH! star will be competing against Keys, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Twista in the Artist of the Year category at the second annual show being held on 15 November (04) at the Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport in California.

Winners in each category are decided by votes from music journalists and 'regional tastemakers'.

Besides a performance from Keys, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti and Beenie Man are all set to sing on the show, which is being produced by Queen Latifah.

27/10/2004 17:36