Michael Jackson, Artist of the Year?

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According to the boneheads who run the American Music Awards, he's got a shot! Despite the fact that Michael Jackson hadn't put out a memorable record this decade, the ratings-hungry people who put the show together decided to nominate him alongside the (still-very-much-alive) likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. Next year, be sure to look out for the hotly contested race between Beethoven and Jimi Hendrix! [Reuters]