American Music Award Nominations Announced

Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Kelly Clarkson earned two nominations each for the American Music Awards. Christina Aguilera revealed the nominations this morning from the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. The awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sun., Nov. 18 on ABC.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the slate with four nods each.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com or AMA.abc.com.

The growing popularity of Electronic Dance Music has resulted in the addition of that award category, where nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex.

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, inc. For the fourth consecutive year, the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2012 AMAs” will stream online. Tickets are now on sale via www.ticketmaster.com.

2012 American Music Awards Nominees
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 – Contemporary Inspirational: Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, Tobymac
Artist Of The Year: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna

 See the full list of nominees.

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