Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Top American Music Award Nominations

Kid Fury October 9, 2012 Cute For You! 22 Comments

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. I’m just interested to see if Chris and Curry sit together 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. Check out the full nomination list below.

2012 American Music Awards Nominations

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo, or Group – Pop/Rock
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
Nicki Minaj

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

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown – Fortune
Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Usher – Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Album – Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist – Latin
Don Omar

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
David Guetta
Calvin Harris

Source: Rap-Up

Like this Article? Share it!

  • Mzshere20

    These nominations are a joke. I’ll be watching football anyway, since I wait all day for Sunday night

  • TO

    How are these gurls pop/rock r&b/soul rap/hip hop artitst??..we all know which one they should b in…is there a can’t carry a tune/pop section??

  • (M.J.)

    Talk that Talk… Fortune… R&B… AMAs are full of jokes.

  • ZJ

    In other words, the people who are even going to bother to watch should brace themselves for a wack ass show.

  • Hmmm

    I thought fun. was you throwing shade I could not catch when it’s actually a band. I feel so out of touch

    • whatevs

      Don’t feel too bad, I thought they were brand new but they’ve been in the game since 2008 lolol. Have a song with Janelle Monae. They’re better than everyone else in that category at least. 

  • Michele Lee

    These awards shows are little more than a popularity contest its so commercial you already know who is going to win no surprises really.  I will just watch to see Chrinna’s first public appearance together.  Maybe they will dress up in full Trap Gear wearing matching snapbacks, tattoos and gold teeth.  I fully expect a spectacle.  

    • Meee

      I don’t think so… He’ll be on tour

  • Miles

    The shade though, nominating nicki in the best female pop/rap category

  • aigespeaking

    I can’t even remember what happened at last year’s AMAs. 

  • Radon Kong

    Woop woop for the Black Keys! on a side note I thought that pic of Rihanna was Karrine Steffans w/ a Platinum Party City wig on. Broke out my antiseptic spray for my screen real quick.

    • Jacqueline Jaxx Atta-Hayford

      LMAO chile, I can’t.

  • Je Suis Camille

    Like any of these ppl need anymore attention. gross.

  • GTrain

    I can’t tell AMAs from Billboard Awards from the VMAs… always the same dozen or so people. Yawn.

  • Aubrey’s Lace Front

    I cant believe Frank Ocean didn’t get nominated for at least one award. The AMAs are trash with a capital T. 

  • Stacksonstacks

    Clearly the end is the nigh

  • Nicolerichards0821

    Speaking of Nicki Minaj did no one else hear that Stevie Nicks read her for filth today?

  • reeree

    harpo, who these white women?

  • Kay

    Well we all know this will be a Wack ass fuck filled show. The fact that Nicki is even nominated once is…. *Insert Ms. Jay Alexander confused face*

  • Suchalady

    That favorite rap/hip-hop category is just…depressing. What has this world come to?!

  • Brittany

    Nicki and that struggle album shouldn’t have been nominated

  • Jacqueline Jaxx Atta-Hayford

    When was the last time Tyga was relevant?