Eminem & Lady Antebellum Lead American Music Picks
First Published: October 12, 2010 5:48 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each.
Singers Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz made the announcement Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Eminem and Bieber are each up for favorite pop/rock artist and album, and the rapper is also nominated for favorite artist and album in the rap/hip-hop category. Both Bieber and Eminem are also nominated for artist of the year, along with Perry, Ke$ha and Lady Gaga.
Lady Antebellum is nominated for favorite band, duo or group in the pop/rock and country categories, along with favorite country album, favorite adult contemporary artist and the breakthrough artist award.
Music fans can choose winners in the show’s nine categories by voting online. Nominees were selected based on chart ratings for sales and radio and Internet play.
The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 21 at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC. Bon Jovi, Usher and P!nk are slated to perform.
The full list of nominees… below:
FINAL NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
POP or ROCK MUSIC Favorite Male Artist Justin Bieber Eminem Usher
Favorite Female Artist Ke$ha Lady Gaga Katy Perry
Favorite Band, Duo or Group The Black Eyed Peas Lady Antebellum Train
Favorite Album Justin Bieber/ My World 2.0 Eminem/ Recovery Katy Perry/ Teenage Dream
COUNTRY MUSIC Favorite Male Artist Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist Miranda Lambert Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
Favorite Band, Duo or Group Zac Brown Band Lady Antebellum Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album Jason Aldean/ Wide Open Lady Antebellum/ Need You Now Carrie Underwood/ Play On
Favorite Male Artist B.o.B. Drake Eminem
Favorite Album B.o.B./ B.o.B. Presents Drake/ Thank Me Later Eminem/ Recovery
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC Favorite Male Artist Chris Brown Trey Songz Usher
Favorite Female Artist Alicia Keys Rihanna Sade
Favorite Album Alicia Keys/ The Element of Freedom Sade/ Soldier of Love Usher/ Raymond v. Raymond
SOUNDTRACKS Favorite Album AC/DC / Iron Man 2 Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC Favorite Artist Muse Phoenix Vampire Weekend
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Favorite Artist Michael Bublé Lady Antebellum Train
LATIN MUSIC Favorite Artist Daddy Yankee Enrique Iglesias Shakira
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Favorite Artist Casting Crowns MercyMe TobyMac
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Justin Bieber Eminem Ke$ha Lady Gaga Katy Perry
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Nominations
B.o.B Justin Bieber Taio Cruz Jason Derülo Ke$ha Lady Antebellum Travie McCoy Mike Posner