American Music Award Nominations

Drake, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher are just behind the leading ladies with three nominations each, while Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull are each up for two awards. The AMA’s have added a new category this year, Favorite Artist: Electronic Dance Music, with bids for David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex.


Winners will be determined by online voting that starts today at, as well as, with performers and presenters to be announced soon. Christina Aguilera, who unveiled the nominations, is the first announced performer on the show. One Direction will face off against Fun., Cole, Gotye and Carly Rae Jepsen for New Artist of the Year, while Usher will take on protégé Bieber, as ell as Flo Rida and Pitbull for Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock. The female category will feature Rihanna and Perry up against Minaj and Kelly Clarkson. The full list of AMA nominations:



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 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: Electronic Dance Music
» David Guetta
» Calvin Harris
» Skrillex


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

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