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Eminem, Lady Antebellum seek top spot at AMAs – Justin Bieber just behind

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Eminem and Lady Antebellum will be battling it out at this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs); they are each up for five awards.

Recording artists Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz revealed the 2010 American Music Award nominees this morning and include Justin Bieber (OMG!) who earned four nods, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B., and Usher received three nominations. This year Taylor Swift was nominated in the country favorite female category.

The big award for Artist of the Year will go to either Justin Bieber, Eminem, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.

The AMAs will broadcast from Los Angeles on November 21st at 8pm. The show is set to feature performances from great artists including Usher, Bon Jovi and Pink. There will likely be more artists and presenters to sign on in the coming days and weeks, though no other official announcements have been made.

For the fourth year in a row winners will be determined by music lovers from around the country. This is the public’s chance to tell artists exactly what we think. You can vote online at www.amavote.com or at ama.abc.com. Categories include Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.

The Full List of Nominees are below:

POP/ROCK
Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga

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

Favorite Album
Justin Bieber for “My World 2.0”
Eminem for “Recovery”
Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream”

COUNTRY
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 for “Wide Open”
Lady Antebellum for “Need You Now”
Carrie Underwood for “Play On”

RAP/HIP-HOP
Favorite Male Artist
B.o.B.
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Album
B.o.B. for “B.o.B. Presents”
Drake for “Thank Me Later”
Eminem for “Recovery”

SOUL/R&B
Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Sade

Favorite Album
Alicia Keys for “The Element of Freedom”
Sade for “Soldier of Love”
Usher for “Raymond v. Raymond”

SOUNDTRACKS
Favorite Album
AC/DC  for 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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