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The Eagles Lead BMI Nominees for 2008 American Music Awards

Posted in News on October 20, 2008

Venerable rock legends the Eagles lead the BMI charge of the recently announced American Music Award nominees. With four nominations encompassing Artist of the Year, Favorite Band, Favorite Album, and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, The Eagles leave no doubt of their sustained artistic dominance.

  • The Eagles
  • Chris Brown
  • Lil Wayne

BMI trendsetters Lil Wayne and Chris Brown each garnered three nods. Wayne’s chart-topping year resulted in Rap/Hip-Hop Music Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album nominations, along with a slot in the multi-genre Artist of the Year list. Brown’s star has enjoyed a meteoric rise, reflected in his Pop/Rock Music Favorite Male Artist, Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music Favorite Male Artist, and overall Artist of the Year nods.

Pop/r&b siren Mariah Carey scored two nods including Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Soul/Rhythm & Blues album for E=MC2. Rihanna ties Carey’s two nominations, and will vie for the Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist award along with the Soul/Rhythm & Blues Favorite Female Artist crown. Kanye West also garnered two nods in the Rap/Hip-Hop category: one for Favorite Male Artist and one in the genre’s Favorite Album field. Daughtry received two nominations as well in the Pop/Rock Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist categories. Country titans Rascal Flatts also generated two nods in the Country sphere of the awards, garnering Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album taps. Reigning country queen Carrie Underwood also earned two Country Music nominations: her album Carnival Ride will contend for Album of the Year while Underwood is on the short list for Favorite Female Artist.

Slated for Sunday, November 3 and broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST, the ceremony will be hosted by late night guru Jimmy Kimmel. For more information about the 2008 American Music Awards, click here.

2008 BMI American Music Award Nominees
 
POP/ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Kid Rock
 
Favorite Female Artist
Mariah Carey
Rihanna
 
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Eagles
Daughtry
 
Favorite Album
Long Road Out of Eden by the Eagles
 
COUNTRY MUSIC
Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
 
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Brooks & Dunn
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
 
Favorite Album
Still Feels Good by Rascal Flatts
Carnival Ride by Carrie Underwood
 
RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Lil Wayne
Kanye West
 
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Three 6 Mafia
Wu-Tang Clan
 
Favorite Album
Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne
Graduation by Kanye West
 
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
 
Favorite Female Artist
Rihanna
 
Favorite Album
E=MC2 by Mariah Carey
 
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
 
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Daughtry
The Eagles
Jordin Sparks
 
LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Juanes
Wisin & Yandel
 
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns
 
T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Colbie Caillat
The Jonas Brothers
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lil Wayne
Chris Brown
The Eagles