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[10/12/10 - 12:44 PM]
"2010 American Music Awards(R)" Nominees Announced
Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the nominations race this year with five each.

[via press release from ABC]

"2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(R)" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

EMINEM AND LADY ANTEBELLUM LEAD 2010 NOMINEES

BON JOVI, PINK AND USHER CONFIRMED TO PERFORM WINNERS DETERMINED BY ONLINE VOTING AT AMAVOTE.COM

T-MOBILE WILL PRESENT "BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST AWARD"

Los Angeles, CA -- 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.

About the Voting

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.

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. 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

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 Bubl�
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 Der�lo
Ke$ha
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner

MUSIC FANS' VOTES WILL DECIDE WHO THE FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST IS IN 7th ANNUAL T-MOBILE AWARD FOR THE "2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" LIVE NOVEMBER 21 ON ABC

Fans Can Vote Via T-Mobile Text Messaging or at ama.abc.com Beginning October 12

The "2010 American Music Awards" is asking the public to cast their votes for this year's T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award, the only award which will determine the fans' top favorite new artist who is having a breakout year. This is also the only award on the AMAs where fans can text in their votes and continue to vote during the show. The T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award will be revealed during the live telecast of the special, airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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.

For the first round of voting beginning Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 22, fans will be able to determine who should make up the final four award nominees from the following T-Mobile Breakthrough Award artists. T-Mobile USA customers can send a text message using their phones by sending the letter corresponding to their favorite artist to short code "AMA" (262). Message & data rates may apply. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Corresponding letters to text for each artist are as follows:

A. B.o.B B. Justin Bieber C. Taio Cruz D. Jason Der�lo E. Ke$ha F. Lady Antebellum G. Travie McCoy H. Mike Posner

The top four nominees with the highest votes from the first round of voting will be the final four award nominees of the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award. Voting for the final award winner will begin October 25 and conclude during the American Music Awards on November 21.

The nominees were the top new artists based on sales and airplay from December 2009 - August 2010.

About dick clark productions, inc.

Since its inception in 1957, dick clark productions (dcp) has been a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards" and "Academy of Country Music Awards." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE & SHAQ VS 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.

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.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

T-Mobile USA strives to help customers enrich their personal relationships and stay connected through wireless communications with their friends and family. The value of its plans, the breadth of its coverage, the reliability of its network, and the quality of its customer service help empower people to connect with those most important in their lives. For more information about T-Mobile, visit http://www.t-mobile.com.





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