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Nicki Minaj, Drake & Rihanna Lead Nominees For 2012 American Music Awards [VIDEO]

 

The 40th Annual American Music Awards are set to take place next month on November 18th in Los Angeles, California at the Nokia Theater. Today, the people behind the awards have released the nominees for the show.

 

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are leading the pack this year with four nominations with Drake, Usher, and Justin Bieber are close being with three nominations each. J. Cole is inexplicably up for “Favorite New Artist” again while Drake and Rih-Rih will do battle in the category for artist of the year. Tyga, joins the YMCMB party as the only three nominated for “Favorite Rap Artist.”

 

Check below for the entire list of nominees for the show.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna

New Artist of the Year
J. 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
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex

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