Lady Antebellum, Eminem lead AMA Nominations

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Lady Antebellum and Eminem topped the list of nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards as announced by Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz yesterday in Los Angeles. The country-pop superstars and the rapper each garnered five nominations and were followed by teen heartthrob Justin Bieber with four nominations. Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B and Usher each earned three nominations.

Eminem and Bieber will face stiff competition from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and newcomer Ke$ha for the top prize of the 2010 Artist of the Year award. The complete list of nominees is shown below.

AMA nominations are divided into several diverse categories (Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational) and are based on data provided by chart ratings for sales and radio and internet play. Unlike the Grammy Awards, music fans will determine the winners by voting online, here, through November 12. Additionally, fans can vote for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award through Sunday, November 21 at 9 p.m., here.

Winners will be revealed live during ABC’s broadcast of the 2010 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Confirmed performers include, Bon Jovi, Pink! and Usher, with more acts and presenters to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The 2010 American Music Awards Nominees:

POP/ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Usher
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum
Train

Favorite Album
Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
Eminem, Recovery
Katy Perry, Teenage Dream

COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Album
Jason Aldean, Wide Open
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
Carrie Underwood, Play On

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Drake
B.o.B

Favorite Album
Eminem, Recovery
Drake, Thank Me Later
B.o.B., B.o.B. Presents

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Sade

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Day26
Mary Mary

Favorite Album
Alicia Keys, The Elements of Freedom
Sade, Soldier of Love
Usher, Raymond v. Raymond

SOUNDTRACKS
Favorite Album
AC/DC: Iron Man 2
Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Muse
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Michael Buble
Lady Antebellum
Train

LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Daddy Yankee
Enrique Iglesias
Shakira

 

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
tobyMac

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ke$ha
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Eminem
Justin Bieber

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
B.o.B
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Jason Derulo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner

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