Nicki Minaj Leads In American Music Award Nominations

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nicki-minaj-starships-11This awards season, Young Money has something to celebrate. Nicki Minaj leads the pack of American Music Award nominations. The only other person to match her is universal pop star Rihanna. They both have four n0minations apiece.

Another reason for the Young Money team to pop bottles is because they are already walking away with an American Music Award. In the category of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, the only artists nominated belong to Lil Wayne‘s tribe. Nicki Minaj will battle it out with her fellow Young Money members Tyga and Drake. doesn’t matter who wins this one. You can bet your extra smedium leopard print jeggings all of them will take a trip to the stage when that award winner is announced.

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The awards were announced this morning by pop star Christina Aguilera. The producers of the American Music Awards Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and Larry Klein said, “The 40th American Music Awards will once again represent the epitome of pop culture featuring today’s biggest stars and music icons all on one stage.”

You can find out who walks away with a trophy on Sunday November 18 at 8pm. Check the full list of nominees below.

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

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

· Justin Bieber

· Flo Rida

· Pitbull

· Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

· Kelly Clarkson

· Nicki Minaj

· Katy Perry

· Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

· fun.

· Maroon 5

· One Direction

· The Wanted

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

· Justin Bieber /Believe

· Maroon 5/Overexposed

· Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

· One Direction/Up All Night

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

· Jason Aldean

· Luke Bryan

· Eric Church

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

· Miranda Lambert

· Taylor Swift

· Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

· Zac Brown Band

· Lady Antebellum

· Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

· Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines

· Lionel Richie/Tuskegee

· Carrie Underwood/Blown Away

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

· Drake

· Nicki Minaj

· Tyga

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

· J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story

· Drake/Take Care

· Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

· Chris Brown

· Trey Songz

· Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

· Beyoncé

· Mary J. Blige

· Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

· Chris Brown/Fortune

· Rihanna/Talk That Talk

· Usher/Looking 4 Myself

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

· The Black Keys

Gotye

Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

· Adele

· Kelly Clarkson

· Train

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

· Don Omar

· Pitbull

· Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

· Jeremy Camp

· Newsboys

· tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

· David Guetta

· Calvin Harris

· Skrillex

 

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