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Eminem, Lady Antebellum lead American Music Awards nominees

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AMA-nomsThe American Music Awards announced their nominees today, and in a rare display of statuette-dispensary restraint, neither of 2010’s Dominant Blondes—Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga—lead the pack.

They are, of course, not entirely forgotten; Swift has a nod for Favorite Female Artist in the Country category, and Gaga two, for Favorite Female Artist in Pop or Rock and overall Artist of the Year.

But this year the AMAs, founded 38 years ago by Dick Clark and defined by a by-and-for-the-people populism (awards are determined by public poll), have directed the spotlight primarily on other acts: Lady Antebellum and Eminem each have five noms, followed by Justin Bieber with four, and Katy Perry, Usher, B.o.B. and Ke$ha with three apiece.

The show is set to air live from L.A. on Sunday, November 21st, and has announced Usher, Pink, and Bon Jovi as preliminary performers. Voting, now in its fourth year as a strictly online enterprise, has already begun; you can participate by clicking here—apparently, a privilege limited only to how many online identities you have (email ID is required to register), and how mobilized your fan club is. In other words: clear your mantle, Biebs.

Find a full listing of nominees after the jump:

2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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 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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Originally posted October 12 2010 — 2:18 PM EDT

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