At least Mariah has some company this year.
For the second time in as many years, Mimi earned the most American Music Awards nominations, this time sharing the honor with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback.
Carey and the three groups racked up three nominations apiece, while Eminem, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, the Pussycat Dolls, T.I., Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts snagged two each.
The Pussycat Dolls and Underwood will vie against Chamillionaire for the Favorite New Breakthrough Artist (All Genres) trophy at the ceremony, scheduled for November 21 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. It will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
Carey is nominated for Favorite Female Artist: Soul/ Rhythm & Blues, which she won last year, as well as Favorite Album: Soul/ Rhythm & Blues for The Emancipation of Mimi and Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock, both of which she lost in 2005 (see "Will Smith Beats 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland Flies Solo At American Music Awards").
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium and Nickelback's All the Right Reasons will compete with the "High School Musical" soundtrack for Favorite Album: Pop/Rock.
Artists with one nomination include Pearl Jam, Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Nick Lachey, Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Dem Franchize Boyz, Three 6 Mafia, Daddy Yankee, Keyshia Cole, Rob Thomas, Jagged Edge, Aly & AJ, Don Omar and the Isley Brothers.
While the AMAs were once a star-studded affair ("We Are the World" was recorded after the 1985 show), last year's ceremony was poorly attended. Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, 50 Cent and R. Kelly were among the winners who were not there to accept their trophies.
The nominees, which were announced Tuesday (September 19) at a press conference held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, are based on record sales. The winners will be selected through a survey of about 20,000 Americans.
The Favorite Female Rap/ Hip-Hop Artist category was eliminated this year because fewer than five artists met the minimum eligibility requirements.
For the full list of nominees, visit abc.go.com.