The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visitwww.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.). This year, ABC will air a live pre-show ‘Countdown to The American Music Awards’ starting at 7:00pm ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show ‘Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs’ hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mitchel Musso, Josh Sussman and Xzibit will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET.
Adele leads this year with four (4) nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three (3) nominations each, and Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two (2) nominations respectively. This year’s 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.
Pop/Rock Male: Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Pitbull
Pop Rock Female: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga
Pop Rock Group: LMFAO, Maroon 5, One Republic
Rap/Hip Hop: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West
Rap/Hip Hop Album: Carter 4, Watch The Throne, Pink Friday
Soul/R&B Male: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher
Soul/R&B Female: Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland
Soul/R&B Album: Chris Brown FAME, Rihanna LOUD, Beyonce 4
Latin: Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Enrigue Iglesias
Artists of The Year: Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift