September 20, 2005 05:00 PM

Mariah Carey’s comeback continues: The diva and her Emancipation of Mimi album led the American Music Award nominations Tuesday, scoring four nods, for pop and soul album and for top female singer in both categories.

Right behind Carey are former American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson, rapper 50 Cent and Green Day, who all scored three nominations apiece, the Associated Press reports.

Carey’s Mimi, Clarkson’s album Breakaway and Green Day ‘s American Idiot will compete in the best rock/pop album category.

Other multiple nominees include Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Fantasia, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Gretchen Wilson.

McGraw and Keith are up for best male country singer, competing with Kenny Chesney, who recently made headlines for the breakup of his marriage to actress Renee Zellweger after four months.

The 33rd annual American Music Awards, hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer, will air on ABC Nov. 22 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Nominees for the AMAs are chosen based on record sales, and winners are selected by a survey of about 20,000 listeners.

Here’s a complete list of nominees:

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/R&B
Male artist:
R. Kelly
John Legend
Omarion

Female artist:
Mariah Carey
Ciara
Fantasia

Band, duo or group:
Destiny’s Child
12
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)

RAP/HIP-HOP
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 (T.I.)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Favorite artist:
Kelly Clarkson
Maroon 5
John Mayer

LATIN
Favorite artist:
Daddy Yankee
Luis Miguel
Shakira

ALTERNATIVE
Favorite artist:
Coldplay
Green Day
System of a Down

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite artist:
Casting Crowns
Jars of Clay
Mary Mary

BREAKTHROUGH
New artist (all genres):
The Killers
Jesse McCartney
Sugarland

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