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American Music Awards: All-Star Lineup of Performances

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Update: 11/22/09

And the winner is...Okay, we're not quite there yet but the 2009 American Music Awards promise to be a stunner. Michael Jackson has the second most nods with five nominations (Taylor Swift leads with six nominations, while Eminem follows with four), including Artist of the Year. The award show which airs live tonight, November 22, 2009, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the A-listers who've been tapped to perform.

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Michael Jackson leads with 5 nominations at this year's American Music Awards

And the winner is...Okay, we're not quite there yet but the 2009 American Music Awards nominees were announced today in Beverly Hills. Michael Jackson has the second most nods with five nominations (Taylor Swift leads with six nominations, while Eminem follows with four), including Artist of the Year. The award show is set to air live November 22, 2009, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the A-listers who've been tapped to perform. Peep below for a listing of the awards we're checking for.--NH


POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist:
Eminem
Michael Jackson
T.I.

Favorite Female Artist:
Beyonce
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift

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

Favorite Album:
Lady Gaga / "Fame"
Michael Jackson / "Number Ones"
Taylor Swift / "Fearless"


RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist:
Eminem
Jay-Z
T. I.

Favorite Album:
Eminem / "Relapse"
Jay-Z / "Blueprint 3"
T.I. / "Paper Trail"

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist:
Jamie Foxx
Michael Jackson
Maxwel

Favorite Female Artist:
Beyonce
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson

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

Favorite Album
Beyonce / "I Am...Sasha Fierce"
Black Eyed Peas / "The E.N.D."
Michael Jackson / "Number Ones"

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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