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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj Lead in American Music Awards Nominations

The 40th Annual American Music Awards is just around the corner and the nominations are out. This year, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna take the lead in nominations each with four nods. Canadian rapper, Drake follow the ladies with three nominations. After puking on stage recently, Justin Bieber scored three nominations along with Maroon 5 and hot boyband One Direction, while R&B singer Usher also rocked three nominations. Award-winning singer Christina Aguilera announced the nominations from LA, October 9th.

Young Money artists Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Drake are competing in the “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop ArtistL category. While in the “Favorite Album Rap/Hip Hop” category, Nicki Minaj and Drake still have to beat J. Cole to prove Young Money’s supremacy.

Executive producers Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson, and Larry Klein released a joint statement, saying:

“The 40th American Music Awards will once again represent the epitome of pop culture featuring today’s biggest stars and music icons all on one stage.”

Don’t miss the show as the 40th Annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre at L.A., Sunday November 18 at 8:00 EST.

Here’s the complete 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

Beyoncé
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

Is your favorite artist on the list?

 

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Asmara Wreksono

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