American Music Awards 2010 Preview - Who's Performing, Who's Presenting and Who's Nominated

by laliveinsider on Fri., Nov 19 at 09:00 AM

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(photo from 2009 American Music Awards)

Roll out the red carpet, it's that time of year again. The American Music Awards are back at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE for the fourth consecutive year. The presitgious awards show will be broadcast live to the world this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PST on ABC. We will also be on hand to give you live updates from the red carpet and inside the event via our Twitter and Facebook feeds. If you aren't following us then you're missing out on the inside scoop.

This year's lineup of presenters and performers is a veritable "Who's Who" of the entertainment world, and that's not even mentioning the nominees. Opening the show will be Rihanna, who is also up for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist. This will be her fourth time performing at the AMAs. New Kids On The Block are joining Backstreet Boys in what has got to be one of the most anticipated performances in AMA history. The two bands, known collectively as NKOTBSB, will give the world television audience a preview of their upcoming blockbuster summer tour. It's going to be nuts!

The nominees for the 2010 American Music Awards reflect what a great year it has been for popular music. We've seen the comeback of mega-stars Eminem and Sade, as well as the meteoric emergence of such newcomers as Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and B.o.B., to name just a few. And then there are the old standbys, those artists that always seem to be at the top, Usher, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Alicia Keys all put out great music this year. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead this year's group with five nominations a piece, but there are so many talented artists up for awards this year that who will take home the hardware is really anyone's guess. The great thing about the AMA's is that fans vote for the winners, so you know whomever does win will be truly deserving.

Below you will find a rundown of all Sunday's performers, presenters and nominees along with links to information about each artist. Take a look and drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook. Let us know who you think should win and who you are most excited to see perform. Also, while your watching the AMAs on Sunday, be sure to check us out for live updates from behind the scenes. It's going to be fun. Show will be broadcast live on ABC at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 21.

 

Performers

Rihanna, Kid Rock, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Carlos Santana with Gavin Rossdale, Backstreet Boys with New Kids on the Block, Ne-Yo and Diddy-Dirty Money, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, P!nk, Usher, The Black Eyed Peas, Train, and Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull

 

Presenters

Christina Milian, Eric Stonestreet, Heidi Klum, Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Alba, John Legend, Johnny Weir, Julianne Hough, Julie Benz, Kelly Osbourne, Keri Hilson, Lady Antebellum, Mandy Moore, Michael Chiklis, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Nathan Fillion, Nicki Minaj, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Samuel L. Jackson, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Stana Katic, Taio Cruz, Trey Songz, The Band Perry  and Willow Smith

 

 

Artist of the Year

- Justin Bieber

- Eminem

- Ke$ha

- Lady Gaga

- Katy Perry

 

 

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist

- B.o.B.

- Justin Bieber

- Taio Cruz

- Jason Derulo

- Ke$ha

- Lady Antebellum

- Travie McCoy

- Mike Posner

 

 

Pop/Rock

Favorite Male Arist

- 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

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

Favorite Male Artist

- B.o.B.

- Drake

- Eminem

Favorite Album

- B.o.B. - B.o.B. Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray

- Drake - Thanks Me Later

- Eminem - Recovery

 

 

Soul/R&B

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

 

 

Soundtrack

Favorite Album

- AC/DC / Iron Man 2

- Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

 

 

Alternative Rock

Favorite Artist

- Muse

- Phoenix

- Vampire Weekend

 

 

Adult Contemporary

Favorite Artist

- Michael Buble

- Lady Antebellum

- Train

 

 

Latin Music

Favorite Artist

- Daddy Yankee

- Enrique Iglesias

- Shakira

 

 

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist

- Casting Crowns

- MercyMe

- TobyMac

 

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