'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 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 visit www.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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