2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) Announced – Full List HERE!

2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) Announced - Full List HERE!

The 2012 American Music Awards announced the nominations today and Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominations.

The two singers are each in the running for four awards, with Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher following narrowly behind with three nods apiece.

Justin, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry will battle it out for the coveted Artist of the Year prize, while J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are all up for New Artist of the Year.

Nicki’s four nominations are for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist – Rap/ Hip Hop, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock and Favorite Album – Rap/ Hip Hop for ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’.

As well as Artist of the Year, Rihanna is also up for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B and Favorite Album – Soul/R&B for ‘Talk That Talk’.

A new category has been introduced this year, Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM), in which David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex will do battle.

Christina Aguilera – who announced the nominations in Los Angeles today (09.10.12) – is the first performer to be announced for the ceremony, which takes place at Los Angeles’ Nokia theater on November 18.

Voting opens online for the awards today (09.10.12).

2012 American Music Awards nominations list CLICK BELOW:

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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