Eminem
10.12.2010

Eminem Leads 2010 American Music Awards Nominations

Eminem’s year keeps getting better and better. The rapper, along with country band Lady Antebellum, leads the nominations for the 2010 American Music Awards with five nods, it was announced today.

Pop sensation Justin Bieber, who grabs four nominations, will vie for Artist of the Year with Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. B.o.B, Perry, Ke$ha, and Usher earn three apiece and Drake scores two nominations for his debut Thank Me Later.

Taio Cruz and Demi Lovato were on hand to announce the nominees this morning from the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. Usher, P!nk, and Bon Jovi were also announced as performers for the 38th annual AMAs. Additional acts and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The live broadcast will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

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

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

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Album
B.o.B – B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Drake – Thank Me Later
Eminem – Recovery

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Sade

Favorite Album
Alicia Keys – The Element of Freedom
Sade – Soldier of Love
Usher – Raymond v. Raymond

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Eminem
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Nominations

B.o.B
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Jason Derulo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner

Click here for a full list of nominees.