October 14, 2009 10:30

Michael Jackson posthumously nominated for awards

Late singer up for five American Music Award gongs

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Michael Jackson has been posthumously nominated for five American Music Awards.

The late singer is up for artist of the year, favourite pop/rock male artist, favourite pop/rock album, favourite soul/r'n'b album (for 'Number Ones') and favourite soul/r'n'b artist, it has been announced on the AMA website Abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

Jackson is up against Kings Of Leon, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Eminem in the artist of the year category. The winners will be decided by fan votes – with voting open on the site now. The results will be announced on November 22.

The singer last released an album of new material, 'Invincible', in 2001.

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