The 2009 American Music Awards will take place on November 22, 2009, 8:oo p.m. @ the Nokia Theatre L.A. and will be broadcast live on ABC.
For the 3rd year in a row, winners will be determined through online voting. Rihanna, Adam Lambert and Taylor Swift are among the expected performers. Swift also tops the nominations, getting 6 nominations followed by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson with 5.
Other artists like Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and Beyonce scored three nominations apiece.
Check out the nominees and winners of the 2009 American Music Awards!
Nominees are determined by radio airplay and retail sales, while members of the public determine the winners through online voting. Previously, winner are determined by a poll of 20,000 music buyers but ratings of the show were low, prompting the producers to change the system.