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Last Updated: Wednesday October 14 2009 08:22 GMT

Jackson up for five music awards

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Michael Jackson has been nominated for five American Music Awards - almost four months after he died.

The singer is up for prizes including favourite male artist, favourite album and artist of the year.

Country star Taylor Swift has six nominations, including favourite female artist, while rapper Eminem has four.

Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert will all perform at the glitzy ceremony which will be held on 22nd November.