American Music Awards 2012 – Nominations List

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have two nominations apiece for the American Music Awards, announced today.

Christina Aguilera, the first announced performer for the AMA Awards, joined producers to announce the nominations for the 40th annual show. The awards are set to air on November 18 on ABC.

Kelly is nominated for Favorite Female Artist Pop Rock and Favorite Female Artist Adult Contemporary. Her album, Stronger, was not nominated. (BOO).   Carrie is nominated for Favorite Female Artist Country and Favorite Album – Country.

Simon Cowell’s boys, One Direction, has three nominations for New Artist of the Year (along with Carly Rae Jespen), Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock and Favorite Album Pop/Rock.

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Band Duo or Group, Pop./Rock and Favorite Album Pop/Rock.

And, finally, new American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj has 4 nominations: Favorite Female Artist Pop Rock, Favorite Album, Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist Rap/Hip Hop and Favorite Album Rap/Hip Hop

Via Billboard.com

Full List of Nominations Below.

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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