“The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards®” Nominations Announced

Recording artist Christina Aguilera revealed the “The 40thAnniversary American Music Awards® (AMAs)” nominations this morning from the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (see full list of nominees below). It was also announced that Christina Aguilera will be performing on this year’s show which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE onSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.).

For the fourth consecutive year, the live online pre-show “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2012 AMAs” will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 5pm ET / 2pm PT and will be hosted by Lance Bass,Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski and Tristan Wilds, among other hosts to be announced including a NOKIA correspondent. Viewers will be able to watch the live show on ABC.com, AMAs365.com, Cokemusic.com, Livestream, Ustream, YouTube, and through AP Live Entertainment. Livestream and Ustream-powered video players will be made available to media partners, as well as for the websites and Facebook Pages of participating talent.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both lead this year with four (4) nominations individually. While Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher follow with three (3) nominations each, and Carrie Underwood,Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull collected two (2) nominations respectively.  This year’s 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are: Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. This year also marks the creation of the new Electronic Dance Music Category. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Skrillex.

For the sixth year, winners will be determined by online voting starting today. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational and for the first year ever, Electronic Dance Music.  Fans can go to the official homepage of “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards,” ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.

“The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” are produced by dick clark productions, inc. (DCP) Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson will executive produce the show. Larry Klein will produce.

Shapiro, Adelson, and Klein jointly stated, “The 40th American Music Awards will once again represent the epitome of pop culture featuring today’s biggest stars and music icons all on one stage.”

Fans can go to ama.abc.com, AMAs365.com, follow the AMAs on Twitter @theamas, and like the AMAs on Facebook at facebook.com/amas to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, Memes and Gifs, and more. Starting tomorrow, fans will also be able to watch “AMAs On Demand,” a weekly web series hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, and Megan Turney. The web series will be published weekly to YouTube (youtube.com/awardsshownetwork), ABC.com and other streaming partners. The series will cover all things AMAs including breaking news, artist spotlights, retrospectives on fashion, acceptance speeches, red carpet, and backstage interviews.

2012 American Music Awards Nominees: 

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

  • Beyonce
  • 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

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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