King of Pop Scores FIVE Posthumous American Music Award Nominations

Obviously we’re rooting for the King of Pop to sweep the awards, because no matter what, he was the biggest force in American pop music this year. Also, even in death the King of Pop’s decades old hits managed to outshine the newest most glossy productions of today’s pop stars:

POP/ROCK

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, The Fame
Michael Jackson,Number Ones
Taylor Swift, Fearless

RAP/HIP-HOP

Favorite Male Artist
Eminem
Jay-Z
T. I.

Favorite Album
Eminem, Relapse
Jay-Z, Blueprint 3
T.I., Paper Trail

SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist
Jamie Foxx
Michael Jackson
Maxwell

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

ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Green Day
Kings of Leon
Shinedown

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist

Daughtry
Jason Mraz
Taylor Swift

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist

Aventura
Luis Fonsi
Wisin Y Yandel

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Alternative – KINGS OF LEON
Country – TAYLOR SWIFT
Pop/Rock – LADY GAGA
Rap/Hip-Hop – EMINEM
Soul/R&BMICHAEL JACKSON

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST NOMINATIONS
Pop/Rock Breakthrough Artist – Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga
Country Breakthrough Artist – Gloriana, Zac Brown Band
Soul/R&B Breakthrough Artist – Keri Hilson, Jeremih
Rap/Hip-Hop Breakthrough Artist – Drake, Kid Cudi

Michael Jackson Should Really Just Be Nominated For Every American Music Award At This Point [Idolator]