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Eminem, Lady Antebellum lead American Music Awards nominees

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The American Music Awards announced their nominees today, and in a rare display of statuette-dispensary restraint, neither of 2010’s Dominant Blondes—Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga—lead the pack.

They are, of course, not entirely forgotten; Swift has a nod for Favorite Female Artist in the Country category, and Gaga two, for Favorite Female Artist in Pop or Rock and overall Artist of the Year.

But this year the AMAs, founded 38 years ago by Dick Clark and defined by a by-and-for-the-people populism (awards are determined by public poll), have directed the spotlight primarily on other acts: Lady Antebellum and Eminem each have five noms, followed by Justin Bieber with four, and Katy Perry, Usher, B.o.B. and Ke$ha with three apiece.

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; you can participate by clicking here—apparently, a privilege limited only to how many online identities you have (email ID is required to register), and how mobilized your fan club is. In other words: clear your mantle, Biebs.

Find a full listing of nominees after the jump:

2010 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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

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

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

CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist

Casting Crowns

MercyMe

TobyMac

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Eminem

Ke$ha

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Nominations

B.o.B

Justin Bieber

Taio Cruz

Jason Derulo

Ke$ha

Lady Antebellum

Travie McCoy

Mike Posner

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix)

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