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Usher received four nominations, including Favorite Male Artist, Pop and Soul/R&B, while Kanye West and OutKast picked up three apiece.

AMA NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Usher, Kanye West, OutKast, Jessica Simpson Don't Get Dicked at AMA Nominations
Seems like the awards season goes year-round these days. But they truly get underway with Dick Clark’s always over-the-top American Music Awards.

Usher, Kanye West, OutKast and Jessica Simpson dominated the nominees for the 32nd annual plaudithon, announced today by Clark, RCA recording artist Kelly Clarkson and singer/actor/househusband Nick Lachey.

Usher received four nominations, including Favorite Male Artist, Pop and Soul/R&B, while Kanye West and OutKast picked up three apiece.

The 19 awards will be presented during a three-hour special on ABC, Sunday, Nov. 14 in prime time. The special will emanate from the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

POP/ROCK
Favorite Male Artist:

Josh Groban
Lenny Kravitz
Michael McDonald
Usher

Favorite Female Artist:
Sheryl Crow
Avril Lavigne
Jessica Simpson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
:
Evanescence

Nickelback
OutKast

Favorite Album
:
Feels Like Home (Norah Jones)
In This Skin (Jessica Simpson)
Confessions (Usher)

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist
:
R. Kelly
Prince
Ruben Studdard
Usher


Favorite Female Artist
:
Beyonce
Janet Jackson
Alicia Keys

Favorite Album:
The Diary of Alicia Keys (Alicia Keys)
Musicology (Prince)
Confessions (Usher)

COUNTRY
Favorite Male Artist
:
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Artist:
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Gretchen Wilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
:
Brooks & Dunn
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album
:

When the Sun Goes Down (Kenny Chesney)
Shock’n Y’All (Toby Keith)
Martina (Martina McBride)

RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Male Artist
:
Jay-Z
Juvenile
Lil’ Flip
Kanye West

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
:
G-Unit
OutKast
Ying Yang Twins

Favorite Album:
The Black Album (Jay-Z)
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (OutKast)
The College Dropout (Kanye West)

ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Favorite Artist
:
Harry Connick, Jr.
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist
:
Marc Anthony
Intocable
Paulina Rubio

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC
Favorite Artist
:
Incubus
Jet

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist:
Steven Curtis Chapman
MercyMe
Third Day

BREAKTHROUGH
Favorite New Artist (All Genres)
:
Maroon 5
Kanye West
Gretchen Wilson

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