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?
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.
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
New Artist of the Year
Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist — Country
Favorite Female Artist — Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Country
Favorite Album — Country
Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-hop
Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-hop
Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist — Latin
Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
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.
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