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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

  • Abrasive Angel

    Sad times

  • The great World of Hip-Hop….lol

  • nothinlessdenSour

    THIS IS THE WORST…SPECIFICALLY THE TYGA PART

    • Bumpy Johnson

      i never heard another song except for rack city from him

      • Dre Thompson

        tyga got some dope mixtapes his album sucked thoughhe can be very repetitive also

      • Bumpy Johnson

        man i dono man .its like i cant make a transition to this new shit…and since i came back to colelge everybody around me jam this shit..i just cant man, its wierd, i try but i just cant…and i lost touch with life and how it goes. i was listening to trae song from last year and someone told me sey thats old..im like since when does a track from last year become an old one.

  • wow…that is the saddest looking shit EVER! I mean I wasnt gonna watch anyway…but daaaamn…that is a true sign of the times! These young niggas cant even beat their chest like they doing something! its like winning on a technicality…good grief smh…these niggas really called the category “Rap / hip hop”…in fuckin credible!

    • My exact reactions…lol…this shit is terrible! Can music get any wacker than this? Damn!

      • Bumpy Johnson

        trust me it will..i been sayin this since 03 and it has got wacker by the year. I never thought someone would rap worse than Nelly and the whole new ATL has….then u thought ATL was wack till you heard Chief Keef and all his boyz whose verses are 5 lines…its just gone man. its worse than dead. hip hop has been on over kill for years .

      • lmao! Damn sure is. I don’t even listen to too many new rappers. I want the 90’s music back.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        90s music coming back!!! i think ur better off wishing the tooth fairy came and gave you head bro.

      • lol

      • Bumpy Johnson

        ey dat boi cassidy, DMX , eve and west coast went in on that freestyle tho…hospin and trae the truth are honorable mentions still.

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  • ladynamor

    The VMA’s have a history of “making up” ish. The term “payola” was made specifically for Dick Clark who set the standards for making a song a hit. The VMA is a paid for advertisement. The Best Rap artist nominees are all on 1 label. SMH