Adele, Rihanna & Lil Wayne Lead AMA Nominations

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 or 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
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album
Adele – 21
Rihanna – Loud
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band

Country Music: Favorite Album
Taylor Swift – Speak Now
The Band Perry – The Band Perry
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party

Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Female Artist
Kelly Rowland

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Album
Beyonce – 4
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
Rihanna – Loud

Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
Foo Fighters
Black Eyes
Mumford & Sons

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Latin Music: Favorite Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez

Contemporary Inspirational Music: Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns
Third Day

Artist of the Year
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry


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