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2012 American Music Awards Nominees

#1/40:

Justin Bieber

#1/40:

Justin Bieber

This cutie is nominated for Artist of the Year!
#2/40:

Drake

#2/40:

Drake

Drake is nominated for two awards including Artist of the Year.
#3/40:

Maroon 5

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Maroon 5

The band is nominated for Artist of the Year.
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Katy Perry

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Katy Perry

After a whirlwind year, Perry is nominated for Artist of the Year among others.
#5/40:

Rihanna

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Rihanna

Rihanna is nominated for Artist of the Year as well as three other awards.
#6/40:

J.Cole

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J.Cole

This rapper is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
#7/40:

fun.

#7/40:

fun.

The band is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
#8/40:

Gotye

#8/40:

Gotye

Gotye is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
#9/40:

Carly Rae Jepsen

#9/40:

Carly Rae Jepsen

The 'Call Me Maybe' star is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
#10/40:

One Direction

#10/40:

One Direction

The British sensation is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
#11/40:

Flo Rida

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Flo Rida

The rapper is nominated for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock.
#12/40:

Pitbull

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Pitbull

This Latino is nominated for two awards this year, including Favorite Artist for Latin music.
#13/40:

Usher

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Usher

Usher is nominated for three awards this year.
#14/40:

Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is nominated for Favorite Female Artist in Pop/Rock.
#15/40:

Nicki Minaj

#15/40:

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is tied with Rihanna this year with four nominations.
#16/40:

The Wanted

#16/40:

The Wanted

The Wanted is nominated for Group of the Year.
#17/40:

Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean

This country crooner is nominated for Best Male Artist in Country.
#19/40:

Eric Church

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Eric Church

Eric Church is nominated for Best Male Artist in Country.
#21/40:

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

Swift is nominated for Best Female Artist for Country.
#22/40:

Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood

Underwood is nominated for Best Female Artist in Country.
#23/40:

Zac Brown Band

#23/40:

Zac Brown Band

The band is nominated for Best Duo/Band/Group for Country.
#24/40:

Lady Antebellum

#24/40:

Lady Antebellum

Lady A is nominated for Best Duo/Band/Group for Country.
#25/40:

Rascal Flatts

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Rascal Flatts

The band is nominated for Best Duo/Band/Group for Country.
#26/40:

Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is nominated for Best Country Album for Tuskegee.
#27/40:

Tyga

#27/40:

Tyga

The rapper is nominated for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop.
#28/40:

Trey Songz

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Trey Songz

The performer is nominated for Favorite Male Artist for Soul/R&B.
#29/40:

Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige

This iconic star is nominated for Favorite Female Artist for Soul/R&B.
#30/40:

The Black Keys

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The Black Keys

These boys were nominated for Alternative Rock's Favorite Artist.
#31/40:

Linkin Park

#31/40:

Linkin Park

The band is up for the Favorite Artist in Alternative Rock award.
#32/40:

Adele

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Adele

The vocal phenomenon is nominated for Favorite Artist in Adult Contemporary.
#33/40:

Train

#33/40:

Train

The three men are nominated for Favorite Artist in Adult Contemporary.
#34/40:

Don Omar

#34/40:

Don Omar

He is nominated for Latin Favorite Artist along with Shakira and Pitbull.
#35/40:

Shakira

#35/40:

Shakira

This leggy beauty is nominated for Latin Favorite Artist.
#36/40:

Jeremy Camp

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Jeremy Camp

The Christian singer is up for the Favorite Artist in Contemporary Inspirational category.
#37/40:

tobyMac

#37/40:

tobyMac

This singer-songwriter, author, and hip-hop/pop artist is nominated for Favorite Artist in Contemporary Inspirational.
#38/40:

David Guetta

#38/40:

David Guetta

David is nominated for Favorite Artist in the brand new category of Electronic Dance Music.
#39/40:

Calvin Harris

#39/40:

Calvin Harris

The singer and disc jockey is nominated for Favorite Artist in Electronic Dance Music.
#40/40:

Skrillex

#40/40:

Skrillex

He is up for Favorite Artist in Electronic Dance Music against Calvin Harris and David Guetta.
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