American Music Awards Nominations Announced

10/12/2012
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Christina Aguilera will not only be performing at The 40th Annual American Music Awards, she announced the nominations this week from the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

This year's awards show will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 18th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET /PT) on ABC.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both lead this year with four (4) nominations individually. While Drake, Justin Bieber, One Direction and Usher follow with three (3) nominations each, and Carrie Underwood, , fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and collected two (2) nominations respectively. This year's 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are: Justin Bieber, Drake, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. 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 AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational and for the first year ever, Electronic Dance Music.

2012 American Music Awards Nominees:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber
Drake

Katy Perry
Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole
fun.
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST POP

Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST POP

Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna


FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP POP

fun.

One Direction
The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM POP

Justin Bieber /Believe
/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


Trey Songz
Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST SOUL/R&B

Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM SOUL/R&B

/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

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex

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