Lady A Ties For Lead In American Music Awards Nominations

Lady Antebellum scored five nominations for the American Music Awards when they were revealed this morning (10/12). The group shares the most nominations with Eminem going into the Nov. 21 show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Showing the true cross-genre diversity of the Capitol Nashville trio, Lady Antebellum is up for Favorite Band, Duo or Group in the Pop/Rock, and Country categories; Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist; Favorite Country Album; and T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist.

Other multiple country nominees include Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood with two apiece. Following the lead is Justin Bieber with four nominations, and B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher with three each.

For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at www.amavote.com and ama.abc.com. Fans will be able to vote for the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award via T-Mobile text messaging or at ama.abc.com.

dick clark productions will 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.

American Music Awards® nominees were selected from BigChampagne’s Ultimate Chart which accounts for sales, media, internet streaming, social network activity and more.

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

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist: Casting Crowns, MercyMe, TobyMac

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Bieber
Eminem
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

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

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

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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