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Adele leads American Music Award nominations

Adele is America’s new music sweetheart. The singer received the most nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards with four nods – beating out Katy Perry, Beyonce and Rihanna.

Adele American Music Awards

British soul-singer Adele is a force to be reckoned with. On Tuesday, the acclaimed artist was nominated for four American Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Adult Contemporary Music (Favorite Artist) and Pop or Rock Music (Favorite Female Artist).

Other notable nominees include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna and Chris Brown. Former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Beyonce will face off for Best Soul/R&B Music (Favorite Female Artist), while old flames Chris Brown and Rihanna will go head-to-head in the Soul/R&B Album category.

The biggest award of the night is arguably Artist of the Year, which consists of performers from almost every major genre. Adele will go up against Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Pop or Rock Album

  • Adele, 21
  • Rihanna, Loud
  • Lady Gaga, Born This Way

Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist

Rap/Hip-Hop Album

  • Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV
  • The Throne, Watch the Throne
  • Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday

Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist

Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist

  • Rihanna
  • Beyonce
  • Kelly Rowland

Soul/R&B Album

  • Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
  • Rihanna, Loud
  • Beyonce, 4

Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist

  • Adele
  • Bruno Mars
  • Katy Perry

Latin Music: Favorite Artist

Country Music: Favorite Female Artist

Country Music: Favorite Male Artist

Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Country Music: Favorite Album

  • Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party
  • Taylor Swift, Speak Now
  • The Band Perry, The Band Perry

Artist of the Year

  • Adele
  • Lady Gaga
  • Katy Perry
  • Lil Wayne
  • Taylor Swift

The American Music Awards air Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC

Image courtesy of Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

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