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Coldplay nominated for US awards

Chris Martin from Coldplay
Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is up for an award

Coldplay have been shortlisted in four categories at this year's American Music Awards (AMA), including artist of the year and best album.

But US soul singer Alicia Keys is leading the field with five nods.

Veteran band The Eagles are also in the running with two nominations, going head-to-head with Coldplay for artist of the year.

The awards, which are determined by a public vote, will be handed out in Los Angeles on 23 November.

Double nominees

Mariah Carey and soul star Mary J Blige are also double award nominees, along with Kanye West, who is a contender in the rap and hip-hop music category.

R&B chart-topper Usher is in the running to pick up a pair of awards at the ceremony.

R&B singer Rihanna is also up for a pair of awards, shortlisted for best female singer in two musical genres.

The Jonas Brothers have been nominated for best breakthrough artist, and face competition from acts including pop rock band Paramore.

Mamma Mia! is a leading contender for best soundtrack.

Last year's AMAs were dominated by American Idol contestants, including Carrie Underwood, who walked away with three trophies.

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