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Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Both Nominated For 4 American Music Awards

Good going ladies!

By Sophie Alexander on Wednesday 10th October 2012 Photo by Wenn.com

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have proved themselves to be the frontrunners at this year's American Music Awards after receiving four nominations each.

The American Music Awards is celebrating its 40th year, with a star-studded ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on November 18, honouring the most popular artists, albums and singles of the year.

The winners are determined by fans through online voting which starts on Tuesday. Christina Aguilera announced the nominations yesterday and is the first performer to be confirmed for the ceremony.

Minaj’s four nominations are in the categories: ‘Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock’, ‘Favourite Artist – Rap/HipHop’, ‘Favourite Album – Pop/Rock’ and ‘Favourite Album – Rap/Hip Hop’ for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Rihanna’s nominations are: ‘Artist of the Year’, ‘Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock’, ‘Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B’ and ‘Favourite Album – Soul/R&B’ for Talk That Talk.

Just behind Minaj and Rihanna, with three nominations each are Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher.

The full list of nominations are listed 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

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

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