News: Eminem Earns His Stripes Leading "American Music Awards"

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 9:57PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem may have to make room in his trophy case after being announced as the leading "American Music Awards" nominee for this year's annual ceremony.

According to reports, Em has tied for the most nominations.

Rapper Eminem and country music band Lady Antebellum led nominations for the 2010 American Music Awards on Tuesday, but Lady Gaga earned just two nods despite dominating the music industry for the past year. Eminem, back on top of music charts with a best-selling album "Recovery", and Lady Antebellum, earned five nominations each, closely followed by teen idol Justin Bieber, 16, with four. (Reuters)

Em will face off in categories such as "Favorite Male Artist" and "Favorite Album."

Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock Justin Bieber Eminem Usher Favorite Album, Pop or Rock Justin Bieber - My World 2.0 Eminem - Recovery Katy Perry - Teenage Dream Favorite Male Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop B.o.B. Drake Eminem Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop B.o.B. - B.o.B. Presents Drake - Thank Me Later Eminem - Recovery Artist of the Year Justin Bieber Eminem Ke$ha Lady Gaga Katy Perry (Hollywood Life)

An air date and performers for the ceremony have already been announced.

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. (Entertainment Weekly)

Last year, Jay-Z won the rap category's "Male Artist" and "Rap Album" of the year.

"What's up, what's up," Jay said in his acceptance speech. "Well, I wanna thank New York for being a great muse and I wanna thank everybody outside of New York that got inspired by the record because it's about inspiration, it's about a journey. You know, I come from Marcy Projects -- I wanna thank all the fans that connected with the record, peace and love. Men lie, women lie but numbers don't! [laughs]" (American Music Awards)

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