2011 American Music Awards Nominations

Darlene Nikki
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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

Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Maroon 5

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

Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist

Kelly Rowland

Soul/R&B Album

Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
Rihanna - Loud
Beyonce - 4

Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist

Foo Fighters
Black Keys
Mumford & Sons

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist

Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Latin Music: Favorite Artist

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

Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Lil Wayne
Taylor Swift

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