Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Lead the American Music Awards Nominations

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Radio Facts:  width=Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have secured four American Music Awards nominations  this year. Voting was opened up to the public for the 40th anniversary of the awards show.Christina Aguilera, the first announced performer on the show, joined producers to announce the nominations Tuesday at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles in the L.A. Live complex, adjacent to the Nokia Theater where the event will be held on Nov. 18. ABC has the honor of broadcasting the legendary three hour awards show.2012 American Music Awards Nominees:ARTIST OF THE YEARJustin BieberDrakeMaroon 5Katy PerryRihannaNEW ARTIST OF THE YEARJ. Colefun.GotyeCarly Rae JepsenOne DirectionFAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKJustin BieberFlo RidaPitbullUsherFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKKelly ClarksonNicki MinajKaty PerryRihannaFAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCKfun.Maroon 5One DirectionThe WantedFAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCKJustin Bieber, “Believe”Maroon 5, “Overexposed”Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”One Direction, “Up All Night”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRYJason AldeanLuke BryanEric ChurchFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRYMiranda LambertTaylor SwiftCarrie UnderwoodFAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRYZac Brown BandLady AntebellumRascal FlattsFAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRYLuke Bryan, “Tailgates & Tanlines”Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee”Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOPDrakeNicki MinajTygaFAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOPJ. Cole, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”Drake, “Take Care”Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BChris BrownTrey SongzUsherFAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&BBeyoncéMary J. BligeRihannaFAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&BChris Brown, “Fortune”Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCKThe Black KeysGotyeLinkin ParkFAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARYAdeleKelly ClarksonTrainFAVORITE ARTIST – LATINDon OmarPitbullShakiraFAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONALJeremy CampNewsboystobyMacFAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)David GuettaCalvin HarrisSkrillexRead more at https://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/news/american-music-awards-rihanna-nicki-minaj-1007975362.story?page=2#hBJSwKCedS9X0SQT.99