2011 American Music Awards Nominations
Last night in Los Angeles, artists Niki Manaj and Pitbull announced the nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards (AMAs). The AMAs will air on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. This year, the nominees are largely female; this is particularly evident in the Artist of the Year category, which shows a ratio of 4:1 (female:male).
So far, nominees Katy Perry and Pitbull are confirmed performers at the awards show.
You can be a part of it all by casting your votes in all 18 categories before voting ends on Friday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The winners will be revealed live during the program.
With so many pop and rock artists out there, it's surprising to find the two categories combined--and only containing only three nominees at that. It's also interesting to see some of the artists pitted against each other, including Rihanna versus Chris Brown in the Soul/R&B Album category (need I say more?), and Beyonce versus Kelly Rowland in the Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist category (almost a Destiny's Child reunion, but not quite). This year, Adele leads the pack with 4 nominations.
And the nominees for the 2011 AMAs are:
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Pop or Rock Album
Adele - 21
Rihanna - Loud
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
The Throne - Watch the Throne
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
Rihanna - Loud
Beyonce - 4
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
Mumford & Sons
Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
Latin Music: Favorite Artist
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
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