Kanye, Eminem & T.I. Earn Multiple AMA Nods, Female Rap Category Elimated

ImageThe nominations for the 2006 American Music Awards were announced earlier this week and hip-hop artists like Kanye West, T.I. and the Black Eyed Peas are all in the running for more than one award.

Nominees in pop/rock, country, soul/rhythm & blues, rap/hip-hop, Latin, alternative, contemporary inspirational and adult contemporary categories were announced by Carmen Electra and Tyrese at a press conference on Tuesday September 19th.

The Black Eyed Peas matched Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nickelback with three nominations for the award show, which will be held November 21 at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, T.I. and the Pussycat Dolls each received two nominations.

This year the AMA's eliminated the favorite female rap/hip-hop artist category because less than five artists met the minimum eligibility requirements.

The 2006 American Music Awards will air on ABC on November 21 at 8pm EST.

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