Michael Jackson Gets Five Posthumous AMA Nods

Entertainment Oct. 13, 2009 AT 1:32PM
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Michael Jackson received five American Music Awards nominations posthumously on Tuesday. Among his nods, the star -- who died June 25 at the age of 51 -- is in the running for Artist of the Year.

Jackson was also nominated in the "Pop or Rock Music" category for Favorite Male Artist -- against Eminem and the incarcerated rapper T.I. -- and for Favorite Album. His disk, Number Ones, is nominated alongside Lady Gaga's Fame and Taylor Swift's Fearless.

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He was also nominated for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album in the "Soul/R&B Music" category.

His nomination for Artist of the Year pits him against Eminem, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Kings of Leon.

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The AMAs will broadcast live in L.A. on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ESTD on ABC. For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at the AMA's official site.

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