Eminem, Lady Antbellum, Justin Bieber Lead American Music Award Nominations

The 2010 American Music Awards have been announced, and this year it’s looking like it’s going to be the Eminem and Lady Antebellum show. Both the newsworthy, tracksuit-loving rapper and the top-selling country trio nabbed five nominations apiece. Just behind them is concert draw Justin Bieber, who was singled out in four categories (including Artist Of The Year and Favorite Male Artist). Smooth crooner Usher and dance-pop diva Ke$ha were recognized in three categories.

And as for Adam Lambert, who drew media fire and FCC complaints after his controversial AMAs performance last year—well, he didn’t snag a single nomination. See who’s up for awards this year after the jump.

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Ke$ha
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

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 The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
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 ARTIST

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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  • Mel

    Aw thanks for the Adam Lambert namecheck, but LOL not exactly a surprise to his fans, there was rare consensus on this issue across almost all fangroups that the AMAs were unlikely to let Adam anywhere near their show this year. Best of luck to all the nominees though!

  • Dani

    How is Eminem Pop and how is Rihanna’s music Soul/ R&B.. ? I love Rihanna but her music is not R&B. Why have different categories if your going to nominate the same people in each one? Adam Lambert is more of a breakthrough artist then Mike Posner. Even if this goes by sales only Lambert sold more then Posner.

    First Week Sales Lambert: 198,000 | Billboard #3

    First Week Sales Posner: 29,256 | Billboard #8

    • Robbie Daw

      Dani, not to mention “Whataya Want From Me” > “Cooler Than Me”

  • Lisa

    (1) The AMAs are like the “People’s Choice Awards” for music – it’s about hype, not quality of music or quality of the artist. It never has been. I mean… Ke$ha? Bieber? Seriously? If they didn’t have money behind them getting them airplay and tons of press nobody would think they were worthy of being nominated for anything.

    (2) Adam Lambert hasn’t set the American music world on fire, despite the media’s infatuation with his stage act. Lots of press, lots of publicity, but the public’s response has been lukewarm. He’s not the “people’s choice” so he’s not getting an AMA nod.

  • Dani

    Adam did get nominated for the Peoples Choice Break-Out Musical Artist award.
    + He has a GOLD record + he has two hit singles (Platinum & Gold) + his mostly sold out nation and international tour! That shows me a large amount of the public likes him.

    He has haters but also a massive amount of supporters.

    And at this time I was mainly comparing him to Mike Posner who I think has less buzz & success then Adam :-)

  • shadowsgirl252

    i like eminem i dont want t say this but hes hot
    there i said it my mom says why do you like eminem
    and i said because i like him shes like oh and shes funny
    anyway i love eminem im like his fan