British rock trio Muse have been nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Artist in the Alternative Rock Music Category. The nomination follows on the heels of their 2010 MTV Video Music Award win for “Best Special Effects” for their video for “Uprising.”
The American Music Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, November 21st
at 8 p.m. ET. For the fourth consecutive year, the winners will be determined by viewer voting on www.abc.com
“Uprising,” the first single from Muse’s fifth studio album The Resistance, topped Mediabase’s Alternative Rock chart for 19 consecutive weeks, breaking the record for number of consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Mediabase Alternative Rock chart for the 2009 calendar year.
Muse, which is vocalist/guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dom Howard, are currently in the middle of the second leg of their North American tour. Of Muse’s Austin City Limits Festival performance, the Austin American Statesman wrote: “These three musicians were at times reminiscent of the three musicians of Led Zeppelin and Queen — so intricate and yet so explosively tuneful. Didn’t expect much and walked away convinced I’d just seen the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.”
The band are touring in support of The Resistance, which earned Muse their highest-ever debut on the Billboardalbum chart when it bowed at No. 3. Muse’s previous album, 2006’s gold Black Holes and Revelations, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard album chart. The Resistance also notched 20 No. 1 debuts around the world, including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the U.K.