2011 American Music Awards: Adele Leads With 4 Nominations (Video)


Nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Leading the pack: British chanteuse Adele, with four nominations including artist of the year and favorite album for her latest, 21.

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, The Band Perry and Taylor Swift each saw three nods while Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations.

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Winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com.
 
The 39th annual AMAs will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 20 on ABC. Perry and Pitbull were also announced as performers on the show, which is executive produced by Dick Clark Productions’ Orly Adelson and Larry Klein, AMA producer.

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See the full list of nominees below:
 
POP or ROCK MUSIC
 
Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
 
Favorite Female Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
 
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
LMFAO
Maroon 5
OneRepublic
 
Favorite Album
Adele/21
Lady Gaga/Born This Way
Rihanna/Loud
 
COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
 
Favorite Female Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
 
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
 
Favorite Album
Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party
The Band Perry/The Band Perry
Taylor Swift/Speak Now
 
RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
 
Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
 
Favorite Album
Jay-Z & Kanye West/Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne/Tha Carter IV
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday
 
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher
 
Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Rihanna
Kelly Rowland
 
Favorite Album
Beyonce/4
Chris Brown/F.A.M.E.
Rihanna/Loud
 
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist
The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons
 
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Adele
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
 
LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez
Pitbull
 
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns            
Tobymac            
Third Day
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

SPRINT NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 
POP/ROCK
Foster The People
Hot Chelle Rae
 
COUNTRY
The Band Perry
Thompson Square            
 
SOUL/R&B
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel
 
RAP/HIP-HOP
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa

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