Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Leads AMA Nominations With Four; Young Money To Battle It Out In Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Category

(AllHipHop News) Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj continues to rack up nominations and awards, this time as the leader of all nominees for the 40th Annual American Music Awards.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead all nominees, with four nods each. Young Money’s reign continues, as their artist Drake followed, with three nominations.

Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher also scored three nominations, while J.Cole, Chris Brown, Pitbull Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and others landed two nominations each.

In the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop artist category, Young Money has already won, since Tyga, Drake and Nicki Minaj will compete for the award.

“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,” said executive producers Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and Larry Klein said in a joint statement.

The nominations were revealed today (October 9), by Christina Aguilera, this morning from L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The 40th Annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Sunday, November 18 at 8:00 PM Eastern standard time, on ABC.

Check out the full listing of the 2012 American Music Awards 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

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