American Music Award Nominees Announced!

Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson lead the pack of this year's American Music Award nominees.

Paula Abdul was teamed with "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert to announce the nominees for the 2009 American Music Awards -- check out which artists were honored, and who got snubbed!

AMA Nominees

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist

Eminem, Michael Jackson and T.I.

Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist

Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group

Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon and Nickelback

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

Lady Gaga / Fame, Michael Jackson / Number Ones and Taylor Swift / Fearless

Favorite Male Country Artist

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban

Favorite Female Country Artist

Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Rap/Hip-Hip Artist

Eminem, Jay-Z and T. I.

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Eminem / Relapse, Jay-Z / Blueprint 3 and T.I. / Paper Trail

Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist

Jamie Foxx, Michael Jackson and Maxwell

Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist

Beyonce, Keyshia Cole and Keri Hilson

Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group

Black Eyed Peas, Day26 and Mary Mary

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Beyonce / I Am… Sasha Fierce, Black Eyed Peas / The E.N.D. and Michael Jackson / Number Ones

Favorite Soundtrack

Hannah Montana: The Movie, Hannah Montana 3 and Twilight Soundtrack

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist

Green Day, Kings of Leon and Shinedown

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist

Daughtry, Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift

Favorite Latin Artist

Aventura, Luis Fonsi and Wisin Y Yandel

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist

Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Mary Mary

Artist of the Year

Kings of Leon (alternative), Taylor Swift (country), Lady Gaga (pop/rock), Eminem (rap/hip hop) and Michael Jackson (soul/R&B)

Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez and Lambert are scheduled to perform. The 2009 American Music Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 on ABC.

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