Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lady Gaga, Adele Lead American Music Awards Noms

Lady Gaga, Adele Lead American Music Awards Noms:

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift join the ladies dominating AMA nominations.
By Jocelyn Vena


Adele
Photo: Paul Bergen/ Getty Images

When the American Music Awards go down in November, expect it to be one big ladies' night, with A-listers Katy Perry, Adele, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift dominating the nominations, announced Tuesday (October 11).

Case in point: The show's big category, Artist of the Year, has five nominees, but only one is a dude. Lil Wayne, Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift are all up for the award.

The Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Album nominees also belong to the women, with Gaga's Born This Way, Rihanna's Loud and Adele's 21. Meanwhile, the Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist nominees are Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. There are some gentlemen in the mix, of course. The Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist nominees are Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Pitbull.

The Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist nominees include Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. All three nominees are also up for Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Album with Tha Carter IV, Pink Friday and the Jay-Z-assisted Watch the Throne, respectively.

Chris Brown, Usher and Trey Songz are all looking to take home the trophy for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Male Artist. Former Destiny's Child members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland face off against Rihanna for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Female Artist.

Brown, Rihanna and Beyoncé are also up for Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favorite Album for F.A.M.E., Loud and 4 respectively.

Country Music: Favorite Female Artist honors go to Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, who is also up for Favorite Album in the country category for Speak Now. Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist recognizes Foo Fighters, Black Keys and Mumford & Sons. And the Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist sees Katy Perry, Adele and Bruno Mars vying for the prize.

Full list of American Music Awards nominations:

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist

» Adele

» Katy Perry

» Lady Gaga

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist

» Justin Bieber

» Bruno Mars

» Pitbull

Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group

» LMFAO

» Maroon 5

» OneRepublic

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

» Usher

Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist

» Rihanna

» Beyoncé

» Kelly Rowland

Soul/R&B Album

» Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.

» Rihanna - Loud

» Beyoncé - 4

Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist

» Foo Fighters

» Black Keys

» Mumford & Sons

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist

» Adele

» Bruno Mars

» Katy Perry

Latin Music: Favorite Artist

» Pitbull

» 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

» Adele

» Lady Gaga

» Katy Perry

» Lil Wayne

» Taylor Swift