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Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Join American Music Awards Lineup

Kid Rock added to lineup of performers for show later this month

November 12, 2010 9:50 AM ET

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Kid Rock will perform on this year's American Music Awards on November 21, it was announced during the CMA Awards Wednesday night.

The three join previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, NKOTBSB (a.k.a. New Kids on the Block with Backstreet Boys), Ne-Yo with Diddy's Dirty Money, and Rihanna, who will open the show.

The show will air live on ABC on Sunday, November 21, at 8 p.m. ET.

Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead the nomination race for the 2010 American Music Awards, both with five nominations. Bieber received four nominations, while Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B and Usher all got three nominations each.

For the fourth year, winners will be determined by online voting at the official Coca-Cola voting location www.amavote.com as well as ama.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Join American Music Awards Lineup [Billboard]

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