Earlier today (October 11), the nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards were announced at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, with the help of Pitbull and Nicki Minaj. Nominees include Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Rihanna, with three nods.
Both Pitbull and Nicki received two nominations each. Nicki was nominated for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Album for ‘Pink Friday’, while Pitbull for Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Latin Music Artist.
Other acts that received two nods include Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Chris Brown. However, Adele, who has been having a fantastic year with her sophomore album ’21’ leads the pack with four nominations. Among them include Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist, and Artist of the Year.
For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can log onto amavote.com or ama.abc.com to cast their votes starting today until Friday, November 11th at 11:59PM PST.
The winners will be announced during the live broadcast of the 2011 American Music Awards from LA’s Nokia Theatre on ABC on November 20th at 8PM EST.
Check out the full list of nominees below. Who will you be voting for?
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album
Adele â 21
Rihanna â Loud
Lady Gaga â Born This Way
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Country Music: Favorite Album
Taylor Swift â Speak Now
The Band Perry â The Band Perry
Jason Aldean â My Kinda Party
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West â Watch The Throne
Nicki Minaj â Pink Friday
Lil Wayne â Tha Carter IV
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Male Artist
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Female Artist
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Album
Beyonce â 4
Chris Brown â F.A.M.E.
Rihanna â Loud
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
Mumford & Sons
Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
Latin Music: Favorite Artist
Contemporary Inspirational Music: Favorite Artist
Artist of the Year