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American Music Awards still sweet on Nicki Minaj

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2012 AMA nominees

The nominees for the 40th annual American Music Awards have been announced. Pop and hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj tops the list with the most nods, but one other artist tied her for first place. Can you guess who?

Nicki Minaj American Music Awards Nominees

After a week of professional turmoil, Nicki Minaj's luck as changed. The rapper-turned-American Idol-judge has been nominated for four American Music Awards. She leads the charge, with her only competition being Rihanna, who also scored four nods.

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Next in line are Justin Bieber, Usher, Maroon 5, Drake and One Direction, who were all nominated in three categories.

The list of nominees was announced Tuesday by Christina Aguilera, who's scheduled to perform at the awards show.

Here's the full list of 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


  • Beyonce
  • 
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

Fans can cast their votes for the 40th American Music Awards at AMA.abc.com. The winners will be announced Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN
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