2010 American Music Awards Nominees

There are a number of prestigious music awards that are hosted each year, and along with awards such as the Grammys and Billboard Music Awards, is the American Music Awards. The awards were the creation of Dick Clark, who established the American Music Awards, or AMAs, in the year 1973. The inaugural awards ceremony was hosted in 1974. The very first hosts of this thrilling event were Ricky Segall, Rodney Allen Rippy, Donny Osmond and Michael Jackson. The latest list on nominees for the 2010 American Music Awards has just been released and there are a number of artists competing for top position.

Some artists have found themselves with a few nominations in various categories, with Eminem and Lady Antebellum each receiving no less than five nominations. Coming in with four nominations is Justin Bieber; while Ke$ha, Usher, B.o.B and Katy Perry have made it onto the nominations list three times. The complete list of nominations in their various categories is as follows:

Artist of the Year: Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Eminem

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artists Nominations: Taio Cruz, Mike Posner, B.o.B, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Travie McCoy, Ke$ha

Rock / Pop Genre

Favorite Male Artist: Usher, Eminem, Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Artist: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum, The Black Eyed Peas, Train
Favorite Album: Katy Perry (Teenage Dream), Justin Bieber (My World 2.0), Eminem (Recovery)

Soul / Rhythm & Blues Genre

Favorite Male Artist: Trey Songz, Usher, Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Sade, Alicia Keys, Rihanna
Favorite Album: Sade (Soldier of Love), Alicia Keys (The Element of Freedom), Usher (Raymond vs Raymond)

Rap / Hip-Hop Music Genre

Favorite Male Artist: Drake, B.o.B, Eminem
Favorite Album: Drake (Thank Me Later), B.o.B (The Adventure of Bobby Ray), Eminem (Recovery)

The public is invited to vote for their favorite nominee online. The winners of the American Music Awards will be announced at the ceremony, which will be hosted at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles, on 21 November 2010. A star studded line-up of artists has also been confirmed to perform that night, including Bon Jovi, Pink and Usher. It is guaranteed to be an evening of joy, excitement and entertainment.