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10.10.2012 General News

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead American Music Award nods

By BBC
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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have picked up the most nominations for this year's American Music Awards.

The pair are up for four awards and go up against each other in the favourite female pop/rock artist category.

Justin Bieber and One Direction are in the running for three awards each, while Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry are among those up for two.

The AMAs take place on 18 November in Los Angeles.
Rihanna is also up for artist of the year, as well as favourite female soul/R&B and favourite soul/R&B album for Talk That Talk.

The star will be hoping to do better than at the recent US MTV Video Music Awards, where she only won in one out of five categories.

Nicki Minaj's other nods at the AMAs are for favourite rap/hip hop artist and for favourite pop/rock album and favourite rap/hip-hop album, both for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Two British bands are nominated in the favourite rock/pop band, duo or group category, with One Direction going up against The Wanted.

At the MTV VMAs One Direction came out on top for the new artist award, with the video for What Makes You Beautiful beating Glad You Came.

The full list of nominations is:
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
Favourite male artist - pop/rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher
Favourite female artist - pop/rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna
Favourite band, duo or group - pop/rock
fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted
Favourite album - pop/rock
Justin Bieber - Believe
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction - Up All Night
Favourite male artist - country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Favourite female artist - country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Favourite band, duo or group - country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Favourite album - country
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Favourite artist - rap/hip-hop
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Tyga
Favourite album - rap/hip-hop
J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake - Take Care
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Favourite male artist - soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher
Favourite female artist - soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Favourite album - soul/R&B
Chris Brown - Fortune
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Usher - Looking 4 Myself
Favourite artist - alternative rock
The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park
Favourite artist - adult contemporary
Adele
Kelly Clarkson
Train
Favourite artist - Latin
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira
Favourite artist - contemporary inspirational

Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac
Favourite artist - electronic dance music (EDM)

David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex

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