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2012 American Music Awards Nominations announced

The nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards are in! Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the nom count with 4 nominations each. Drake, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna are up for Artist of the Year. Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood got two nods each.

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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.
Source: NewsTimes

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