adele sing 2011 American Music Awards nominees announced

Dust off your keyboards and get ready to vote; the 2011 American Music Awards nominees have been announced.

The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC. Katy Perry and Pitbull have already been announced as performers and additional acts will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

This will be the fifth year that winners will be determined via online voting; fans can cast their ballots at British soul singer Adele leads the tally with 4 nominations, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry each with 3. 

Selected Nominees:

Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock):

  • Justin Bieber
  • Bruno Mars
  • Pitbull

Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock):

  • Adele
  • Lady Gaga
  • Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group (Pop/Rock):

  • Maroon 5
  • OneRepublic

Favorite Album (Pop/Rock):

  • Adele, “21”
  • Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
  • Rihanna, “Loud”

Favorite Album (Country):

  • Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
  • The Band Perry, “The Band Perry”
  • Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Favorite Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop)

  • Lil Wayne
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Kanye West

Favorite Artist (Alt Rock)

  • The Black Keys
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mumford & Sons

Sprint New Artist of the Year


  • Foster the People
  • Hot Chelle Rae


  • The Band Perry
  • The Thompson Square


  • Wiz Khalifa
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