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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
#3/40: Maroon 5
The band is nominated for Artist of the Year.
#4/40: Katy Perry
#4/40: Katy Perry
After a whirlwind year, Perry is nominated for Artist of the Year among others.
#5/40: Rihanna
#5/40: Rihanna
Rihanna is nominated for Artist of the Year as well as three other awards.
#6/40: J.Cole
#6/40: 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
#11/40: Flo Rida
The rapper is nominated for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock.
#12/40: Pitbull
#12/40: Pitbull
This Latino is nominated for two awards this year, including Favorite Artist for Latin music.
#13/40: Usher
#13/40: Usher
Usher is nominated for three awards this year.
#14/40: Kelly Clarkson
#14/40: 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
#17/40: Jason Aldean
This country crooner is nominated for Best Male Artist in Country.
#18/40: Luke Bryan
#18/40: Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan goes up against buddy Jason Aldean for Best Male Artist for Country.
#19/40: Eric Church
#19/40: Eric Church
Eric Church is nominated for Best Male Artist in Country.
#20/40: Miranda Lambert
#20/40: Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is nominated for Best Female Artist in Country.
#21/40: Taylor Swift
#21/40: Taylor Swift
Swift is nominated for Best Female Artist for Country.
#22/40: Carrie Underwood
#22/40: 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
#25/40: Rascal Flatts
The band is nominated for Best Duo/Band/Group for Country.
#26/40: Lionel Richie
#26/40: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie is nominated for Best Country Album for Tuskegee.
#28/40: Trey Songz
#28/40: Trey Songz
The performer is nominated for Favorite Male Artist for Soul/R&B.
#30/40: The Black Keys
#30/40: 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
#32/40: 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
#36/40: 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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