Eminem Leads Amas

Eminem leads the American Music Awards with nominations in five categories.

The 'Not Afraid' rapper picked up nominations in the night's biggest categories, including Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Album in the Pop or Rock categories and Artist of the Year.

Eminem's five nominations are matched only by country group Lady Antebellum, who have nominations for Favourite Band in the Pop or Rock category and in a number of country categories.

Teen sensation Justin Beiber has four nominations, while rapper B.o.B, and pop stars Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher all received three nominations.

Performers who have already signed up to appear at the awards include Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Usher, Pink and Bon Jovi.

British artists Sade and Taio Cruz have also picked up nominations, with Taio in the running for Breakthrough Artist and Sade having a nod in the Favorite Female Artist and favourite album in the Soul/R 'n' B categories.

Taio - who has had a number one single in the US with debut single 'Break Your Heart' - said of his nomination: "I was not expecting it at all, it was a massive surprise and it feels great to be out here and just recognised for the music I've made so far.

"We were surprised at the first single doing so well, just shocked with the second single doing as well as it's done. Now being nominated for an AMA is just as surprising."

The 2010 American Music Awards will be shown on Sunday, November 21. Winners are chosen by fans, who can vote online at ABC.com and AMAvote.com.

Full list of 2010 American Music Awards nominations

Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock

Justin Bieber

Eminem

Usher

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock

Ke$ha

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock

The Black Eyed Peas

Lady Antebellum

Train

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock

Justin Bieber - My World 2.0

Eminem - Recovery

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Favorite Male Artist, Country

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist, Country

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album, Country

Jason Aldean - Wide Open

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Carrie Underwood - Play On

Favorite Male Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop

B.o.B.

Drake

Eminem

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop

B.o.B. - B.o.B. Presents

Drake - Thank Me Later

Eminem - Recovery

Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

Alicia Keys

Rihanna

Sade

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B

Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom

Sade - Soldier of Love

Usher - Raymond v. Raymond

Favorite Album, Soundtracks

AC/DC - Iron Man 2

Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music

Muse

Phoenix

Vampire Weekend

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music

Michael Bublé

Lady Antebellum

Train

Favorite Artist, Latin Music

Daddy Yankee

Enrique Iglesias

Shakira

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational

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 Derülo

Ke$ha

Lady Antebellum

Travie McCoy

Mike Posner


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