Three 6 Mafia nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Group at 2006 American Music Awards

Three 6 Mafia is up once again for a major music award, this time at the 2006 American Music Awards.

Three 6 Mafia is up once again for a major music award, this time at the 2006 American Music Awards. The already Oscar award winners, Three 6 Mafia, are nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group alongside other rap groups Dem Franchize Boyz and The Black Eyed Peas (who are also nominated under the Soul/Rhythm & Blues category for the same award and for album Monkey Business under Rap/Hip-Hop).

The Black Eyed Peas aren’t the only ones with three nominations this year, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nickelback also lead this year’s American Music Awards’ nominations with three nods each.

Other popular nominations include Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Rascal Flatts, T.I., Carrie Underwood and Kanye West each with two nominations and 2006 break-out artists Chamillionaire alongside Pussycat Dolls and Carrie Underwood are nominated for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist.

This year’s 2006 American Music Awards will be airing live this November 21st on ABC 8/7CST.

In related news, this year’s American Music Awards’ favorite female rap/hip-hop artist category was eliminated because fewer than five artists met the minimum eligibility requirements.

The 2006 American Music Awards is a presentation of d--k clark productions, inc.

Winners of the American Music Awards are selected by the public. A national sampling of approximately 20,000, taking into account geographic location, age, sex and ethnic origin, will be sent ballots by the National Family Opinion, Inc. firm under the supervision of Broadcast Research and Consulting, Inc. Names of the nominees on the ballot were compiled from data supplied by the music industry trade publication, Radio & Records and Nielsen Soundscan, which tracks retail music sales. Results of the voting, tabulated by the Ernst & Young LLP accounting firm, are kept secret until envelopes are opened during the presentation ceremonies.

In more related news, Three 6 Mafia’s song Stay Fly featuring Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG is up for Hip-Hop Track of the Year at the BET Hip-Hip Awards premiering Wednesday November 15th at 9/8CST. Stay Fly was produced by Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul & Juicy J.

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