2011 AMAs Nominations: Adele, Lady GaGa, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and More
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The 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker lead nomination list with four nods, while GaGa, Weezy and Swift get three each along with Katy Perry and Rihanna.

AceShowbiz - Nominees for the 2011 American Music Awards have been announced in a press conference held at JW Marriott in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 11. Coming to the event to help reveal the lucky musicians who will battle for the coveted prizes were %cPitbull%, %cNicki Minaj%, %cSarah Hyland%, %cMitchel Musso% and %cLance Bass%.

Both Pitbull and Minaj get two nominations each for the 39th annual AMAs celebration, but it's %cAdele% who scores the most nods. The British pop sensation grabs four, and she's followed by the likes of %cLady GaGa%, %cKaty Perry%, %cRihanna%, %cLil Wayne% and %cTaylor Swift% who receive three each.

Adele is battling GaGa, Perry, Weezy and Swift in Artist of the Year. She is also vying for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, going head-to-head against the "Judas" singer and the "E.T." hitmaker once again. For a third time, she bumps into the Mother Monster in Favorite Pop/Rock Album along with Riri, and faces Perry in Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist alongside %cBruno Mars%.

While GaGa and Perry meet Adele in all of their three nods, Weezy, Swift and Riri appear in two other categories where they avoid the "Someone Like You" crooner. The %cYoung Money% rap mogul is nominated for Favorite Artist and Favorite Album in Rap/Hip-Hop Music, pitting him against Minaj and %cKanye West% in both.

Swift gets two additional nominations in Country Music by being listed as one of the contenders for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album. The "Mean" singer is competing against %cSara Evans% and %cMiranda Lambert% in the former field, and has to beat %cJason Aldean% and %cThe Band Perry% to win the latter prize.

Like the country/pop cutie, Riri also receives two more nods to make up her three nominations. The "You Found Love" hitmaker is vying for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album in Soul/R&B Music. She's facing off %cBeyonce Knowles% and %cKelly Rowland% in the former, and competing Queen Bey once again and %cChris Brown% in the latter.

The 2011 American Music Awards show will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, on ABC at 8 P.M. ET. The other nominees at the awards show include %cJustin Bieber% (Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist), %cJennifer Lopez% (Favorite Latin Artist), and %cWiz Khalifa% (Favorite New Artist of the Year).

Artist of the Year:

  • %cAdele%
  • %cLady GaGa%
  • %cKaty Perry%
  • %cLil Wayne%
  • %cTaylor Swift%
POP OR ROCK MUSIC:

Favorite Female Artist:

  • %cAdele%
  • %cKaty Perry%
  • %cLady GaGa%
Favorite Male Artist:
  • %cJustin Bieber%
  • %cBruno Mars%
  • %cPitbull%
Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
  • %cLMFAO%
  • %cMaroon 5%
  • %cOneRepublic%
Favorite Album: COUNTRY MUSIC:

Favorite Female Artist:

  • %cSara Evans%
  • %cMiranda Lambert%
  • %cTaylor Swift%
Favorite Male Artist:
  • %cJason Aldean%
  • %cBrad Paisley%
  • %cBlake Shelton%
Favorite Band, Duo or Group:
  • %cZac Brown Band%
  • %cLady Antebellum%
  • %cThe Band Perry%
Favorite Album: RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC:

Favorite Artist:

  • %cLil Wayne%
  • %cNicki Minaj%
  • %cKanye West%
Favorite Album: SOUL/R&B MUSIC:

Favorite Male Artist:

  • %cChris Brown%
  • %cTrey Songz%
  • %cUsher%
Favorite Female Artist:
  • %cRihanna%
  • %cBeyonce Knowles%
  • %cKelly Rowland%
Favorite Album:
  • %cChris Brown% - "F.A.M.E."
  • %cRihanna% - "Loud"
  • %cBeyonce Knowles% - "4"
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC:

Favorite Artist:

  • %cFoo Fighters%
  • %cThe Black Keys%
  • %cMumford & Sons%
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC:

Favorite Artist:

  • %cAdele%
  • %cBruno Mars%
  • %cKaty Perry%
LATIN MUSIC:

Favorite Artist:

  • %cPitbull%
  • %cEnrique Iglesias%
  • %cJennifer Lopez%
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL:

Favorite Artist:

  • %cCasting Crowns%
  • %ctobyMac%
  • %cThird Day%
Sprint New Artist of the Year:

POP/ROCK:

  • %cFoster the People%
  • %cHot Chelle Rae%
COUNTRY:
  • %cThe Band Perry%
  • %cThompson Square%
SOUL/R&B:
  • %cMarsha Ambrosius%
  • %cMiguel%
RAP/HIP-HOP:
  • %cLMFAO%
  • %cWiz Khalifa%

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