Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Dominate AMA Nominations

By ABC News

Oct 9, 2012 2:32pm
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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are poised to dominated this year’s American Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera announced the AMA nominations in Los Angeles today. Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack with four nods each.

Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher each earned three nominations. Double nominees include Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J. Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull.

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The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC. Below, the complete list of 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.

Male artist, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Usher.

Female artist, pop/rock: Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna.

Band, duo or group, pop/rock: fun., Maroon 5, One Direction, The Wanted.

Album, pop/rock: Justin Bieber, “Believe”; Maroon 5, “Overexposed”; Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”; One Direction, “Up All Night.”

Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.

Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.

Album, country: Luke Bryan, “Tailgates & Tanlines”; Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee”; Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away.”

Artist, rap/hip-hop: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga.

Album, rap/hip-hop: J. Cole, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”; Drake, “Take Care”; Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”

Male artist, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher.

Female artist, soul/R&B: Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige,,Rihanna.

Album, soul/R&B: Chris Brown, “Fortune”; Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”; Usher, “Looking 4 Myself.”

Artist, alternative rock: The Black Keys, Gotye, Linkin Park.

Artist, adult contemporary: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Train.

Artist, Latin: Don Omar, Pitbull, Shakira.

Artist, contemporary inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, tobyMac.

Artist, electronic dance music: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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