American Music Awards 2012: Nominations List

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj receive the most nods for this year's ceremony with four each.

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the nominations for this year's American Music Awards 2012.

The female stars received four nominations each and will fight off against each other in the Favourite Female Artist category.

There are a host of British stars up for awards on the night as well, with One Direction scooping three nods and The Wanted, Adele and Calvin Harris all shortlisted for some of the biggest prizes.

The ceremony will take place live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 18th November.

Last year saw Taylor Swift and Adele take home three awards each with the likes of Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and Rihanna also victorious.

The 2011 event also gave Katy Perry a special award for having five number one singles in the year. 

The 2012 ceremony will also feature a live performance from Christina Aguilea, with more acts expected to be announced.

The full list of nominations for the 40th American Music Awards 2012 are as follows:

  • 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 Artist - Soul/R&B

  • Chris Brown - Fortune
  • Rihanna - Talk That Talk
  • Usher - Looking 4 Myself

  • Favourite Album Artist - Alternative Rock

  • The Black Keys
  • Gotye
  • Linkin Park

  • Favourite Album Artist - Adult Contemporary

  • Adele
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Train

  • Favourite Album Artist – Latin

  • Don Omar
  • Pitbull
  • Shakira

  • Favourite Album Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Newsboys
  • tobyMac

  • Favourite Album Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

  • David Guetta
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex

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