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The American Music Award Nominees Are…

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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber American Music Award

It's that time again!

The nominees for the 40th annual American Music Award (known to music snobs as the "American Music Popularity Contest") are in!

This year there is a MASSIVE number of nods to pop stars and boy bands. It's kind of AH-MAZING!!

Suck it musical elitists! :P

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna dominate with four nods apiece, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher follow with three.

Even summer pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen got a shout out, with a nomination for artist of the year.

We CANNOT wait to see who they get to perform!

For the sixth year, the MMA winners will be determined by online voting, which begins… Tuesday!

Before you vote…check out the full list of nominees… AFTER THE JUMP!!

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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13 comments to “The American Music Award Nominees Are…”



  1. 1

    Of course it is a popularity contest! If it was about actual musical talent and artistry 75% of the names on that list would be gone. Dress up like a clown, lip-sync, distract the audience with dancers, lights, and props, make little girls scream and spend their money - that's what it is all about.

  2. Cttu says – reply to this


    2

    Prolly the worst nominations in years. What were you thinking AMA's!!!! And im tired of seeing pop singers being nominated in the R&B category. Rihanna is NOT RB!!!! and nicki minaj is not a rapper!!!! she says the same shit over and over!!!

  3. Cttu says – reply to this


    3

    And why isnt Ellie Goulding nominated for best new artist? Her songs and lyrics are wonderful! Carly Rae Jepson? seriously?



  4. 4

    Is this a joke? What the hell happened to music? And Carly Rae Jepsen was nominated???? Minaj, Bieber, Rihanna, Perry, One Direction … current music is definitely in a sad state of affairs.

  5. MB says – reply to this


    5

    All hip hop

    You americans can keep it all, and keep Justin Beiber for good measure :)

    When you look at that list, Train and Gotye are the only things I see that are remotely considered "rock". Very sad. Shockingly sad. It's maddening really.



  6. 6

    Re: rosebud99 – SO YOU DIDNT KNOW THATS HOW ITS DONE. ITS BUSINESS AND BANDZ A MAKE HER DANCE!! I SAY WELL DONE TO THEM. THE $$$$$AINT HURTING THEM.

  7. MB says – reply to this


    7

    Sorry, there are a few more, but still.

    Time to start fresh people. Those who hold high places must be the ones who start. Get these people out of the spotlight. If I were 15 years younger, I'd do my best to help.



  8. 8

    They must be related to Beyaki coz all her stuff been flopping how can Beyaki up for favorite artist? RIHANNA SHOULD WIN ALL OF THEM, IF THE VOTING IS CLEAN!!



  9. 9

    american music awards are always about popularity… people get to VOTE so of course the most popular people are nominated/win. there are different awards for all different things, it's not like these are grammys. carly being nominated is no big deal ya'll just needa simmer.

  10. teeter totter says – reply to this


    10

    Thanks Rosebud and others, will not be watching this popularity contest any more than will watch the People's Choice movie awards. I do not not like rap or hip hop (OK I can telorata little hip hop in a movie score.). Give me jazz, classical and oldies, please.T Y

  11. Me says – reply to this


    11

    What kinda cams is this then for fakes



  12. 12

    Bieber - lesbian loser. Rihanna - ghetto trash whore. Minaj - ghetto trash whore. All three have limited talent and voices. Notice how most American 'acts' are manufactured auto tuned talentless try hards. Notice how most English 'artists' are genuine talented individuals who can actually sing and have soul and are capable of creating something new and different!!! Just saying…..American's are sheep who follow whatever they are told is 'cool' this week because that is American Culture. No substance or style……..

  13. ABBELLA says – reply to this


    13

    not shocking that you failed to mention CHRISTINA AGUILERA , ALSO nominated or how amazing she looked at the press release