Rihanna to battle with Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has been nominated for five accolades at the American Music Awards.

The No One singer will battle Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and the Eagles for the prestigious Artist of the Year award at the ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on 23 November.

Alicia has also been nominated in the Female Artist and Album categories in the Pop/Rock section and Female Artist and Album in the Soul/Rhythm and Blues section.

As well as competing against Alicia in the Artist of the Year category and the Pop/Rock Album section, British band Coldplay – who received worldwide acclaim for their latest LP Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends – will battle the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park for Alternative Rock Artist and the Eagles and Daughtry in the Pop/Rock Band, duo or group category.

The American Music Awards will be broadcast live on US TV, and will feature performances from the Jonas Brothers – who are nominated for the Breakthrough Artist award – Pink and New Kids On The Block.

The American Music Awards, full list of nominations:

Pop/Rock:
Male Artist – Chris Brown, Kid Rock, Usher
Female Artist – Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
Band, duo or group – Coldplay, Eagles, Daughtry
Album – Coldplay, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Eagles, Long Road out of Eden, Alicia Keys, As I Am

Country:
Male Artist – Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley
Female Artist – Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
Band, duo or group – Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland
Album – Garth Brooks, The Ultimate Hits, Rascal Flatts, Still Feels Good, Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride

Rap/Hip-Hop:
Male Artist – Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Kanye West
Band, duo or group – G Unit, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan
Album – Jay-Z, American Gangster, Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III, Kanye West,Graduation

Soul/Rhythm and Blues:
Male Artist – Chris Brown, J Holiday, Usher
Female Artist – Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
Album – Mary J Blige, Growing Pains, Mariah Carey, EMC2, Alicia Keys, As I Am

Soundtracks:
Alvin and the Chipmunks, Juno, Mamma Mia!

Alternative Rock:
Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park

Adult Contemporary:
Daughtry, Eagles, Jordin Sparks

Latin:
Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Wisin Y Yandel

Contemporary Inspirational:
Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Third Day

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

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