AMA 2011

The AMA Nominations: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and More!

When the American Music Awards go down in November, expect it to be one big ladies’ night, with A-listers Katy Perry, Adele, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift dominating the nominations, announced Tuesday (October 11).
    Case in point: The show’s big category, Artist of the Year, has five nominees, but only one is a dude. Lil Wayne, Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift are all up for the award.
   The Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album nominees also belong to the women, with Gaga’s Born This Way, Rihanna’s Loud and Adele’s 21.Meanwhile, the Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist nominees are Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. There are some gentlemen in the mix, of course. The Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist nominees are Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Pitbull.
   The Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist nominees include Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. All three nominees are also up for Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album with Tha Carter IV, Pink Friday and the Jay-Z-assisted Watch the Throne, respectively.
Chris Brown, Usher and Trey Songz are all looking to take home the trophy for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Male Artist. Former Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland face off against Rihanna for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Female Artist.
Brown, Rihanna and Beyoncé are also up for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Album for F.A.M.E., Loud and 4 respectively.
     Country Music: Favorite Female Artist honors go to Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, who is also up for Favorite Album in the country category for Speak Now. Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist recognizes Foo Fighters, Black Keys and Mumford & Sons. And the Adult    Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist sees Katy Perry, Adele and Bruno Mars vying for the prize.
   Full list of American Music Awards nominations:
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
» Adele
» Katy Perry
» Lady Gaga
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist
» Justin Bieber
» Bruno Mars
» Pitbull
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
» Maroon 5
» OneRepublic
Pop or Rock Album
» Adele – 21
» Rihanna – Loud
» Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
» Lil Wayne
» Nicki Minaj
» Kanye West
Rap/Hip-Hop Album
» Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
» The Throne – Watch the Throne
» Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist
» Chris Brown
» Trey Songz
» Usher
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist
» Rihanna
» Beyoncé
» Kelly Rowland
Soul/R&B Album
» Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.
» Rihanna – Loud
» Beyoncé – 4
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
» Foo Fighters
» Black Keys
» Mumford & Sons
Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
» Adele
» Bruno Mars
» Katy Perry
Latin Music: Favorite Artist
» Pitbull
» Enrique Iglesias
» Jennifer Lopez
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
» Sara Evans
» Miranda Lambert
» Taylor Swift
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
» Jason Aldean
» Brad Paisley
» Blake Shelton
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
» Zac Brown Band
» Lady Antebellum
» The Band Perry
Country Music: Favorite Album
» Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
» Taylor Swift – Speak Now
» The Band Perry – The Band Perry
Artist of the Year
» Adele
» Lady Gaga
» Katy Perry
» Lil Wayne
 Taylor Swift

Source: MTV News