Bieber And One Direction Outpaced By Rihanna And Minaj In American Music Awards Nominations

By Mack Rawden 2012-10-09 17:43:28
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The American Music Awards already enlisted Christina Aguilera to perform at the fortieth anniversary event in November, and today, they tapped the songstress to announce the award ceremony’s official nominees. Featuring twenty categories that span genres from Hip-Hop to Country to Electronic Dance, the ABC broadcast has long been a favorite with audiences and routinely provides a fun and relaxing good time for its big name nominees.

Leading the pack this year were Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Both women were able to score four nominations, which put them ahead of a slew of performers with three honors including Justin Bieber, Drake, Usher, Maroon 5 and the increasingly popular One Direction.

The American Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on November 18th. You can check out a full list of nominees below…

Artist Of The Year
Justin Bieber
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Sprint New Artist Of The Year
J. Cole
fun.
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher

Favorite Pop/ Rock Female Artist
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/ Rock Group
fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Pop/ Rock Album
Justin Bieber’s Believe
Maroon 5’s Overexposed
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction’s Up All Night

Favorite Country Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Country Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Group
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Country Album
Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away

Favorite Rap/ Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Tyga

Favorite Rap/ Hip-Hop Album
J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake’s Take Care
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Favorite Soul/ R&B Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Soul/ R&B Female Artist
Beyonce
Mary J Blige
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/ R&B Album
Chris Brown’s Fortune
Rihanna’s Take That Talk
Usher’s Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Alternative Artist
The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Adele
Kelly Clarkson
Train

Favorite Latin Artist
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac

Favorite Electronic Dance Music
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex
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