American Music Awards 2012: Nominations Announced!

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Nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards, to be handed out November 18 on ABC, have just been announced. It should be a star-studded affair.

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Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead all starts with four nods apiece, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher followed with three each.

Read the full list of AMA nominations after the jump ...

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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No Bruno Mars? Well then... I don't wanna watch it. Its borring without him. BRUNO MARS IS THE BEST! <3 ... ;)

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Why is Lana Del Rey not nominated for anything? This incredible fresh new talent is way under-rated! Come on this is just messed up! Nicki Minaj Leads nominations? Really? What a joke!

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I don't know why psy from gangnam style is not nominated for artist of all time. Why isn't KESHA either. dats jus mest up

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@ Bob Biggleham

Because Psy is not an American?

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wheres gaga??? cant believe they snubbed gaga from amas just like this year MTV awards

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In american music award Justin bieber,Katy perry, Rihanna, Pitbull, Nicki minaj and The Wanted should win

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only 1 nomination for taylor swift ?? it sucks but still hoping to win her

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VOTE FOR THE WANTED BECAUSE THEY HAVE DESERVED IT FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK AND EFFORT!!!

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Where is Lady Gaga?? Okay i understand!

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Where's Green Day on this list? That's jacked up, but love that my man Adam and Maroon 5 have so many nominations!

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Hi there I was just wondering why Marianas Trench is not in there they have worked so hard they should be nominated as well!!

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