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Among the artists securing multiple nominations were Drake,

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

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