Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson Lead American Music Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 37th annual American Music Awards were announced yesterday, pitting teen sales juggernaut Taylor Swift against the late, great Michael Jackson. Taylor received six nods, and Jackson received five. Both are contenders for the ceremony’s Artist of the Year prize. American Music Award winners are voted by the public online. Nominations are determined by a combination of retail sales and radio airplay.

Will Taylor’s fairy tale year continue? The show will air on ABC on November 22 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. We’ll find out then.

Here’s a full list of the nominees.

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Michael Jackson
T.I.

Favorite Female Artist
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
Nickelback

Favorite Album
Lady Gaga, The Fame
Michael Jackson, Number Ones
Taylor Swift, Fearless

Country Music

Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Album
Rascal Flatts, Unstoppable
Taylor Swift, Fearless
Zac Brown Band, Foundation

Rap/Hip-hop

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Jay-Z
T. I.

Favorite Album
Eminem, Relapse
Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3
T.I., Paper Trail

Soul/R&B

Favorite Male Artist
Jamie Foxx
Michael Jackson
Maxwell

Favorite Female Artist
Beyoncé
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas
Day26
Mary Mary

Favorite Album
Beyoncé, I Am…Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.
Michael Jackson, Number Ones

Soundtracks

Favorite Album
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana 3
Twilight soundtrack

Alternative Rock

Favorite Artist
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Shinedown

Adult Contemporary

Favorite Artist
Daughtry
Jason Mraz
Taylor Swift

Latin Music

Favorite Artist
Aventura
Luis Fonsi
Wisin Y Yandel

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist
Jeremy Camp
Brandon Heath
Mary Mary

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alternative – Kings of Leon
Country – Taylor Swift
Pop/Rock – Lady Gaga
Rap/Hip-Hop – Eminem
Soul/R&B – Michael Jackson

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