The 2012 American Music Awards Nominations

The American Music Awards will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the ceremony and performance show will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on November 18.

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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