Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead American Music Awards Nominations; New EDM Category Announced

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Christina Aguilera announced the contenders on Tuesday morning, while also revealing that she will perform at the Nov. 18 show.

2012 American Music Awards 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 (EDM)

·       David Guetta

·       Calvin Harris

·       Skrillex

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