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Eminem, Lady Antebellum Top American Music Awards Nominations

Recording artists Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz revealed the 2010 American Music Awards(R) (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 21 (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.

American Music Awards(R) 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.

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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. For press credential requests, please go to To apply for credentials to cover the show, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.

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


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