Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Top American Music Award Nominations

The 2012 American Awards nominations are out with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj leading the ranks with four nominations each, while Drake, Usher, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and One Direction come after sharing 3 nods each.

Chris Brown, J. Cole, Carrie Underwood, fun., Gotye, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull each have two nominations. We’re just interested to see who Chris Brown sits with at the show.

The 40th annual AMA’s will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 18th at 8pm EST on ABC. Pop the hood to check out the full nomination list:

2012 American Music Awards Nominations

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 Album – 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

Source: Rap-Up

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