AMA’s Announce 2007 Nominations

Posted Wednesday October 10, 2007 2:54 PM GMT

It’s that time of the year again. Time for the 2007 American Music Awards, that is. And this year there are plenty of categories embroiled in fierce competition.

According to the list of nominees, Beyonce, Justin Timerlake, Chris Daughtry, and Linkin Park will be competing in three categories each, while Akon, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Carrie Underwood each have two chances to take home an award.

The show will take place November 18th in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Performing the hosting duties will be none other than Jimmy Kimmel.

As far as musical performances, Fergie, Rihanna, Daughtry, and Celine Dion are all scheduled to rock the stage. And this year, the voting will be a bit different.

A spokesman for the show told press, "Now instead of limiting the voting to thousands of people, millions of people will have the opportunity to vote." All of America is invited to go to amc.abc.com to cast their vote for the nominees.

The complete list of nominees is:

Pop/Rock:

Male artist: Akon, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Female artist: Beyonce, Fergie, Avril Lavigne
Band, duo or group: Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Nickleback
Album: "Daughtry" (Daughtry), "Minutes To Midnight" (Linkin Park), "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Justin Timberlake)

Country:

Male artist: Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley
Female artist: Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
Band, duo or group: Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts
Album: "Let It Go" (Tim McGraw), "Me And My Gang" (Rascal Flatts), "Some Hearts" (Carrie Underwood)

Soul/Rhythm & Blues:

Male artist: Akon, Ne-Yo, T-Pain
Female artist: Beyonce, Fantasia, Rihanna
Album: "B'Day" (Beyonce), "Double Up" (R. Kelly), "FutureSex/Love Sounds" (Justin Timberlake)

Rap/Hip Hop:

Male artist: Fabolous, T.I., Young Jeezy
Band, duo or group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Pretty Ricky, Shop Boyz
Album: "Strength & Loyalty" (Bones Thugs-N-Harmony), "T.I. vs. T.I.P." (T.I.), "The Inspiration" (Young Jeezy)

Adult Contemporary:

Artist: Daughtry, Norah Jones, John Mayer

Alternative:

Artist: Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, the White Stripes

Latin:

Artist: Daddy Yankee, Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Jennifer Lopez

Contemporary Inspirational:

Artist: Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, tobyMac

Soundtracks:

Album: "Dreamgirls," "Hairspray," "High School Musical 2"

Breakthrough:

New artist: Daughtry, Plain White T's, Robin Thicke

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