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2011 American Music Awards nominees announced

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On Oct. 11 in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott, recording artists Pitpull and Nicki Minaj teamed up to announce the 2011 American Music Awards nominees. Both nominated themselves, the two artists were all smiles as they happily read off the names of their musical peers.

Leading the group with four nominations is Adele (Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album in the category of Pop or Rock Music, Favorite Artist in Adult Contemporary Music, and Artist of the Year). After having dominated the music charts for the past year, the awards ceremony shouldn’t pose a problem for Adele and she’s bound to walk off with at least one, if not all, of the awards that she is nominated for. While she is up against some fan favorites, such as Lady Gaga, Adele embodies a more raw approach, delivering stripped down music that is lacking any machine-made artifice. Adele, with her pure voice and catchy hooks, has proven herself to be a permanent contender in the industry.

Not to be outdone by Adele’s four nominations, there many other artists are also nominated in multiple categories. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, and Lil Wayne each have three nominations to vie for. Following close behind are LMFAO, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Kanye West, each receiving two nominations.

If you want your favorite artist to win, you better vote. For the fifth year in a row, the winners of the American Music Awards will be decided by the public via online voting. You will even be able to vote for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award.

With Katy Perry and Pitbull already confirmed to be performing, The 2011 American Music Awards will be broadcasted live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Want to know who else is nominated? Check out the full list below!

Pop or Rock Music

Favorite Male Artist:

Justin Bieber

Pitbull

Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist:

Adele

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Favorite Band or Group:

Maroon 5

OneRepublic

LMFAO

Favorite Album:

Adele – “21”

Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

Rihanna – “Loud”

Country Music

Favorite Male Artist:

Jason Aldean

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist:

Taylor Swift

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert

Favorite Band or Group:

Lady Antebellum

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Favorite Album:

Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”

The Band Perry – “The Band Perry”

Taylor Swift – “Speak Now”

Rap/Hip-Hop Music

Favorite Artist:

Lil Wayne

Kayne West

Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album:

Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday”

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Watch the Throne”

Lil Wayne – “Tha Carter IV”

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music

Favorite Male Artist:

Chris Brown

Usher

Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist:

Beyonce

Rihanna

Kelly Rowland

Favorite Album:

Beyonce – “4”

Rihanna – “Loud”

Chris Brown – “FAME”

Alternative Rock Music

Favorite Artist:

The Black Keys

Mumford & Sons

Foo Fighters

Adult Contemporary Music

Favorite Artist:

Adele

Katy Perry

Bruno Mars

Latin Music

Favorite Artist:

Enrique Iglesias

Jennifer Lopez

Pitbull

Contemporary Inspirational

Favorite Artist:

Casting Crowns

Third Day

Tobymac

Artist of the Year

Adele

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Lil Wayne

Sprint New Artist of the Year

Pop/Rock:

Foster the People

Hot Chelle Rae

Country:

The Band Perry

Thompson Square

Soul/R&B:

Marsha Ambrosius

Miguel

Rap/Hip-Hop:

LMFAO

Wiz Khalifa

3 Comments

  1. Linda

    October 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    What about Jackie Evancho

  2. saz

    October 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

    When do we get to vote for this? and how ?

  3. Mila Pantovich

    October 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    You can vote for your favorites at: http://abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards/

    The voting period for Sprint New Artist of the Year ends on Oct. 21, but the other categories are open until Nov. 11.

    I hope that clears everything up!

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