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American Music Awards Nominees: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead The Pack

Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, and Rihanna to vie for Artist Of The Year.

 

Christina Aguilera revealed the The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards nominations this morning, with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both leading this year with four nominations individually.

The AMAs, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. live on Sunday, Nov. 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC, will also see contending nominations from Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher, who follow with three (3) nominations each, as well as Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull (who all collected two nominations). 

This year’s 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.

Additionally, this year also marks the creation of the new Electronic Dance Music Category. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting starting today. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, 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, Contemporary Inspirational and for the first year ever, Electronic Dance Music.  

Shapiro, Adelson, and Klein jointly stated, “The 40th American Music Awards will once again represent the epitome of pop culture featuring today’s biggest stars and music icons all on one stage.”

2012 American Music Awards Nominees:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Maroon 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Rihanna

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAJ. Cole

  • fun.
  • Gotye
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • One Direction

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

·         Justin Bieber

·         Flo Rida

·         Pitbull

·         Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

·         Kelly Clarkson

·         Nicki Minaj

·         Katy Perry

·         Rihanna

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

·         fun.

·         Maroon 5

·         One Direction

·         The Wanted

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

·         Justin Bieber /Believe

·         Maroon 5/Overexposed

·         Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

·         One Direction/Up All Night

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

·         Jason Aldean

·         Luke Bryan

·         Eric Church

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

·         Miranda Lambert

·         Taylor Swift

·         Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY              

·         Zac Brown Band

·         Lady Antebellum

·         Rascal Flatts

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

·         Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines

·         Lionel Richie/Tuskegee

·         Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

·         Drake

·         Nicki Minaj

·         Tyga

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

·         J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story

·         Drake/Take Care

·         Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

·         Chris Brown

·         Trey Songz

·         Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

·         Beyoncé

·         Mary J. Blige

·         Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

·         Chris Brown/Fortune

·         Rihanna/Talk That Talk

·         Usher/Looking 4 Myself

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

 ·   The Black Keys

  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

·         Adele

·         Kelly Clarkson

·         Train

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

·   Don Omar

·   Pitbull

·   Shakira

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

·   Jeremy Camp

·   Newsboys

·  tobyMac               

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

·  David Guetta

·  Calvin Harris

·  Skrillex