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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead 2012 American Music Awards Nominations

Rihanna, Nicki Minaj – Getty

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are leading the way with the most nominations at the 2012 American Music Awards, which were announced by Christina Aguilera today (October 9) in Hollywood.

The two pop divas are up for four nominations each. RiRi’s vying for awards in Favorite Pop/Rock Female, Favorite R&B Female, Favorite Album R&B, and Artist Of The Year, and Nicki’s up for Favorite Pop/Rock Female, Favorite Album Pop/Rock, Favorite Hip Hop Artist, and Favorite Album Hip Hop/Rap.

Other artists going head to head with Rihanna for Artist Of The Year include Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, and Katy Perry.

Looking to take the coveted Favorite New Artist Of The Year award home are J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen, and One Direction.

Other artists with multiple nominations include Drake, Bieber, Perry, Usher, Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson.

Aguilera, who is releasing her new album, Lotus, on November 13, is the AMA’s first confirmed performer. More will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2012 American Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles on November 18 on ABC.

2012 American Music Awards nominations, via Billboard:

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

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  1. demetrus keyes says:

    i believe that the both american idols are the best in the hip-hop- rap industies they can assist the highest attitude of personalty level in america have a good spirit and never let the action of capacity influence the beauty of women that u r see ya!

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