'2010 American Music Awards®' Nominees Announced

Eminem and Lady Antebellum Lead 2010 Nominees; Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher Confirmed to Perform

Winners Determined by Online Voting at amavote.com

T-Mobile will Present 'Breakthrough Artist Award'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 -- Recording artists Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz revealed the 2010 American Music Awards® (AMAs) nominees this morning from the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE.

(see full list of nominees below)

Bon Jovi, P!nk and Usher were also announced as performers for the 38th annual AMAs. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The live broadcast will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21st (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS). dick clark productions will also air a live red carpet digital pre-show hosted by Danny Gokey, Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass and Whitney Port  from the 2010 AMA Coke Red Carpet available on ABC.com and USTREAM.tv.

Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the nominations race this year with five (5) total nominations each, Justin Bieber follows with four (4) nominations and B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher collected three (3) nominations respectively.  Justin Bieber, Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry make up the highly talented roster of 2010 Artist of the Year nominees.

For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.amavote.com as well as ama.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.  Fans can go to the official homepage of the "2010 American Music Awards," ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.

Orly Adelson, executive producer of the show and Larry Klein, AMA producer jointly stated, "We are happy to congratulate all of the nominees for their accomplishments in 2010. We look forward to an exciting night of music and celebration on November 21st."

In addition, music fans will again be able to vote for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award via T-Mobile text messaging or at ama.abc.com. Message and data rates may apply. For the first round of voting beginning Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 22 fans will be able to determine who will make up the final award nominees from the list of artists available at ama.abc.com.  The top four artists with the highest votes from the first round of voting will be the final award nominees of the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award. Voting for the award winner will begin October 25 and conclude during the American Music Awards on November 21.

About the Voting –

American Music Awards® nominees were selected from BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet  streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks.

About dick clark productions, inc. –

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage.  For additional information about dcp, please visitwww.dickclarkproductions.com.

About the American Music Awards –

In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music.  Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. 

 

FINAL NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2010 
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

 

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

 

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

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

 

Favorite Album

Jason Aldean/ Wide Open

Lady Antebellum/ Need You Now

Carrie Underwood/ Play On

 

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

 

Favorite Male Artist

B.o.B.

Drake

Eminem

 

Favorite Album

B.o.B./ B.o.B. Presents

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

 

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

 

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

 

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