Alicia Keys, Coldplay top this year’s AMA Nominees

Alicia Keys and Coldplay lead the nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards.

Keys was nominated in five categories including album of the year and favorite female vocalist in both the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories. She will also compete against Coldplay, The Eagles, Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne for the top award, artist of the year.

Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and New Kids on the Block are confirmed to perform and additional acts are being announced within the coming weeks.

The AMAs have been scheduled for November 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel as host.

Here is the list of nominees for the 2008 American Music Awards:

Artist of the year: Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Eagles, Coldplay

Pop/Rock

Male artist: Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Usher

Female artist: Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rihanna

Band, duo or group: Coldplay, Eagles, Daughtry

Album: “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Coldplay); “Long Road out of Eden” (Eagles); “As I Am” (Alicia Keys).

Country

Male artist: Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley

Female artist: Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood

Band, duo or group: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland

Album: “The Ultimate Hits” (Garth Brooks), “Still Feels Good” (Rascal Flatts), “Carnival Ride” (Carrie Underwood).

Rap/Hip-Hop

Male artist: Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Kanye West

Band, duo or group: G Unit, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan

Album: “American Gangster” (Jay-Z), “Tha Carter III” (Lil Wayne), “Graduation” (Kanye West).

Soul/Rhythm & Blues

Male artist: Chris Brown, J. Holiday, Usher

Female artist: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Rihanna

Album: “Growing Pains” (Mary J. Blige), “EMC2” (Mariah Carey), “As I Am” (Alicia Keys).

Soundtrack Album: “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Juno,” “Mamma Mia!”

Alternative Rock Artist: Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park.

Adult Contemporary Artist: Daughtry, Eagles, Jordin Sparks.

Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Wisin Y Yandel.

Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Third Day.

Breakthrough artist: Colbie Caillat, Flo Rida, Jonas Brothers, Paramore, The-Dream.