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Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead American Music Award Nods

Posted in News on October 14, 2010

BMI trendsetters dominate the list of American Music Awards nominees, announced earlier this week. The stars tapped also reflect the genre ambiguity of the charts, as hip-hop, rock, pop and country intermingle and inform one another. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead with pack with five nominations each. The rapper’s accolades include Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist nominations, as well as two nods for Recovery: Favorite Pop/Rock and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Breakout trio Lady Antebellum’s five nominations also span multiple genres: Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group; and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. The band’s Need You Now was also tapped in the Favorite Country Music Album field.

photo LadyAntebellum

B.o.B garnered three nominations, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Album for B.o.B Presents, as well as a T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist of the Year nod. Ke$ha scored three big nods as well: Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Lady Gaga’s pop-culture punch is underscored with two nominations: Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Carrie Underwood also earned two nominations: Favorite Country Music Female Artist and Favorite Country Music Album for Play On. Drake garnered two nods as well, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Album for Thank Me Later, while the enigmatic Sade was tapped in the Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Album (for Soldier of Love) categories.

The fan-voted American Music Awards will be handed out live Sunday, November 21 on ABC. Devotees may cast votes for their favorites through November 12.

2010 American Music Awards
BMI Nominees

Artist of the Year
Eminem
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Eminem

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Recovery, Eminem

Favorite Country Music Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Music Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Country Music Album
Wide Open, Jason Aldean
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Play On, Carrie Underwood

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist
B.o.B
Drake
Eminem

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
B.o.B Presents, B.o.B
Thank Me Later, Drake
Recovery, Eminem

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Rihanna
Sade

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Soldier of Love, Sade

Favorite Soundtrack
Glee: The Music, Volume 3 The Showstoppers
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Casting Crowns
tobyMac

Favorite Latin Artist
Shakira

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Lady Antebellum

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist of the Year
B.o.B
Jason Derulo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum