The 38th Annual American Music Awards is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday night. And with teen idol Justin Bieber going head to head with- Eminem?– it’s sure to be an interesting night.
What makes the American Music Awards different from other music awards shows is that the winners are determined by the fans. So who will win at the 2010 American Music Awards? Read on for 2010 AMA predictions.
But first, in addition to a kickoff by Rihanna, performers at the 38th Annual AMAs will include Neyo, Diddy, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Pink Usher, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift and Carlos Santana with Gavin Rossdale. That’s quite a lineup!
Also on tap? A highly anticipated reunion between The BackStreet Boys and New Kids on the Block.
And in the matchup of the century, teen heartthrob Justin Bieber and rap bad boy Eminem will go head to head in 3 categories. Talk about the lion vs. the lamb!
Bieber is nominated in 4 categories for the 2010 AMAs, including Favorite Male Artist, Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for his 2010 release My World 2.0. Eminem is also nominated in those categories, as well as Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album.
Country music’s Lady Antebellum is up for 5 nominations, including Favorite Pop/Rock Band and Favorite Country Band. Can they really win both?
Here is a List of the top 2010 American Music Award Categories and who is predicted to win:
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
WHO WILL WIN: JUSTIN BIEBER. This was Justin Bieber’s year. The kid is everywhere, spawning Silly Bandz and singing dolls in his wake. His tweenage fans have cell phones in hand- and they aren’t afraid to use them.
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
WHO WILL WIN: LADY GAGA. Gaga has dominated at other awards shows this year and there seems to be no stopping her. Besides, fans will want to see how she trumps her MTV Video Music Awards meat dress.
Favorite Pop /Rock Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
WHO WILL WIN: LADY ANTEBELLUM. This group raked in several awards in at last week’s CMA awards and their devoted peeps love them!
Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Justin Bieber, My World 2.0
Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
WHO WILL WIN: Katy Perry, Teenage Dream. Amidst the battle between Bieber and Eminem, Katy Perry could be the one to ultimately take this prize. This album spawned several danceable hits and Perry is coming fresh off of a big win at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, which is another viewer-voted awards show.
Favorite Country Male Artist
WHO WILL WIN: BRAD PAISLEY. Paisley won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at last week’s CMAs and he’s fresh in fans’ minds after his comical hosting stint on the show. This would be the icing on the cake.
Favorite Country Female Artist
WHO WILL WIN: TAYLOR SWIFT. While Miranda Lambert made a good sweep at the CMAs, Swift’s teen and tween fans are more likely to text in multiple votes.
Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
WHO WILL WIN: LADY ANTEBELLUM
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Male Artist
WHO WILL WIN: EMINEM, His Recovery album was big this year . Fans might vote for him because they can. He scared fans with a long hiatus a few years ago, so just the fact that he has a new album and he’s nominated could cause a voting frenzy.
Artist of the Year
WHO WILL WIN: TOSS -UP BEWTEEN EMINEM AND LADY GAGA. This could be a tough one. Bieber could take it, but it’s unlikely so early in his career. Between Gaga and Eminem, Gaga’s fans may be more likely to vote, but Eminem may have scored some new fans by dueting with Rhianna this year. This should be the most interesting award of the night.
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist
WHO WILL WIN: JUSTIN BIEBER. Now this is more Bieber’s speed. His rise to fame via YouTube and Usher makes for a good back story and it’s definitely breakthrough-worthy.
The 38th annual 2010 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.