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American Music Awards 2012: Nominees

Jenny Chao |
November 14, 2012 | 5:50 p.m. PST

Entertainment Associate Editor

Nicki Minaj is nominated four times at this year's American Music Awards (Photo Credit - Pinterest)
Nicki Minaj is nominated four times at this year's American Music Awards (Photo Credit - Pinterest)
The American Music Awards (AMAs) are on this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, and this year's show will have it all.

The AMAs will feature this year's hottest stars and unforgettable performances. At 5 p.m. ET/PT, there will be a pre-show hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Sean Kingston, Eden Sher, Tristan Wilds and Shay Carl, as well as the NOKIA correspondent Andy Grammer. After that, artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational and - for the first year ever - Electronic Dance Music.

For the sixth year in a row, fans get to vote for their favorite artists (the voting for this year's show has ended). The results will be revealed on Sunday night, where we will see who wins big, and who goes home with nothing.

“The 40th American Music Awards will once again represent the epitome of pop culture, featuring today’s biggest stars and music icons all on one stage,” co-executive producers Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson, and producer Larry Klein jointly stated.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominations with four each, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher follow with three nominations each. Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Pitbull all collected two nominations each.

For more information about presenters, performers and artists, go to ama.abc.com.

Here is the full list of nominees for this year's AMAs:

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

 

Check back to Neon Tommy for AMA previews, predictions, news and extras.

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