American Music Awards 2012 Nominees!

FULL list under! Airs live from the Nokia Theatre on Nov. 18 at 8 PM.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

Drake

Maroon 5

Katy Perry

Rihanna

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

J. Cole

fun.

Gotye

Carly Rae Jepsen

One Direction

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber

Flo Rida

Pitbull

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Kelly Clarkson

Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry

Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

fun.

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

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Tyga

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

Usher

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown, “Fortune”

Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”

Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

The Black Keys

Gotye

Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Adele

Kelly Clarkson

Train

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Don Omar

Pitbull

Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Jeremy Camp

Newsboys

tobyMac

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

David Guetta

Calvin Harris

Skrillex

  • Anonymous

    This list is so disappointing.

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  • sexonfire11

    All the awards shows are so predictable because the same people are nominated over and over .I think they choose them based on their fame and popularity not talent or because of good songs
    Sorry, some of the nominees suck and have stupid songs

  • Anonymous

    I think they choose them based on their fame and popularity not talent or because of good songs
    _________
    Nah really? Lol. Of course they choose people based on their fame/popularity. It sucks cause the same people are nominated over and over but cmon! Are you seriously telling me you would watch an award show if Joe Smuck was performing with Sally Daisy? Lol like no one is going to watch people they dont know. Plus the ratings will just go down..

  • sexonfire11

    Nah really? Lol. Of course they choose people based on their fame/popularity. It sucks cause the same people are nominated over and over but cmon! Are you seriously telling me you would watch an award show if Joe Smuck was performing with Sally Daisy? Lol like no one is going to watch people they dont know. Plus the ratings will just go down.

    ——————–
    I know but there are other people who need a chance and performing for big shows is a big opportunity for them . Do you watch talent shows? I saw a lot of people can sing like Whitney and sometimes better but where are they now ?!! It’s not important how many people ganna watch the show because they are gaining money anyways

  • Natasha

    I always laugh at the pop rock categories. And how Black eyed peas used to always win. Can someone please name a pop rock song on ‘believe’ or by nicki minaj haha. Just a few examples. It used to be funny. Jonas acctually make pop rock music but hardly got nominated for the catergory. Even nicks solo stuff. Even though it wasn’t so pop rock. But still compared to ‘believe’, haha. And it was more alternate than gotye. We only know one song and I’m sure that isn’t rock. Anyway, Maroon 5 should win for pop rock. They are the only people that actually make music sort of relevant to the catergory. Where they are not nominated. They must just do a random draw or judge as a pop award. Can’t believe an awards show as big as this would continue to be dumb like this. Well I guess, they will do anything to push commercial music.

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  • Oh SNAP

    SlimShady said:
    As a true Rock fan I’m cringing at the fact that Linkin Park and Maroon Five are the only actual rock acts nominated. See, this is why indie music is so much better, mainstream has taken a swim down shit creek.

    The categories don’t say that it’s exclusively just ROCK. It says POP AND ROCK right there love. Learn to read please.

    I do agree with you about the indie music thing. It’s so much better.

  • SlimShady

    As a true Rock fan I’m cringing at the fact that Linkin Park and Maroon Five are the only actual rock acts nominated. See, this is why indie music is so much better, mainstream has taken a swim down shit creek.

  • Anonymous

    SlimShady said:
    As a true Rock fan I’m cringing at the fact that Linkin Park and Maroon Five are the only actual rock acts nominated. See, this is why indie music is so much better, mainstream has taken a swim down shit creek.

    Linkin park is a great rock band, maroon 5 is very good too but to me their music seem like pop rock just like pink not rock 100%

  • Anonymous

    This list is bull! But heres my guess
    ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    -Drake hasnt released an album in more then a year… But it should go to Maroon 5

    NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    -Jcole has been out for like 3 years. One Direction is going to win.

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    It should go to Flo Rida cause his songs are amazing and always shoot to #1 but Justin is going to win.

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
    Any one but NIcki Minaj

    FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
    Maroon 5 should win but 1D is going to take it and crush the Wanted’s hopes once again.

    FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
    Again anyone but Nicki Minaj. She doesnt belong in these categories.

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Dont care. Why is there only 3 people?

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
    Carrie Deserves it but we all know Taylor cross over pop swift is going to win

    FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
    DOnt care again

    FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
    LMFAO! Since when is Lionel Richie country.

    FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Rebecca Black

    FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
    Dont care

    FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Dont care again

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
    Beyonce is everything. But Rihanna is going to win even though shes the FURTHEST thing from soul..

    FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
    Dont care

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
    -_-

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
    …This is not fair to Kelly and Train LMFAO!

    FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
    RICO FROM HANNAH MONTANA

    FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

    FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC
    Calvin Harris

  • sexonfire11

    Oct 9, 2012 @ 01:20 pm
    Anonymous said:
    SlimShady said:
    As a true Rock fan I’m cringing at the fact that Linkin Park and Maroon Five are the only actual rock acts nominated. See, this is why indie music is so much better, mainstream has taken a swim down shit creek.

    Linkin park is a great rock band, maroon 5 is very good too but to me their music seem like pop rock just like pink not rock 100%
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    Not just you they are a rock pop band but their music rocksssssss
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_5

  • Anonymous

    yay the wanted!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ew Justin Bieber

  • heather

    Taylor shit !!! Hope someone interrupts her again like the last time so she can lose it break down and decide not to sing again

    Her voice is super soft and her vocals is not even that good
    You say she wins and won a lot of awards people love her and has fans I say we are living in a world where Justin Beiber is best singer Selena Gomez wins best band songs and Rihanna is doing porno music what do you expect?!!
    I Don’t think her blind fans know one song by Donna Summer or Don McLean

  • SlimShady

    Yeah it says Pop AND Rock, so why exactly are there only pop acts and absolutely no rock acts? That’s what I’m getting at. All those nominated are so far away from anything close to rock.

  • Anonymous

    yawn
    it’s the same shit all over again like last year
    same names
    nothing’s different
    so damn boring
    no wonder the ratings for these shows keep declining

  • threelittlebirds

    same people, same categories
    why vote, pretty sure we can all tell who will win anyway.