And the Nominees of the 2011 American Music Awards Are...

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Nicki Minaj and Pitbull gathered at the J. W. Marriot in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning to reveal the nominees for the 2011 American Music Awards, which will see Pitbull and Katy Perry perform.

Adele leads this year with four nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each, and Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations respectively. This year's 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

As in past years, winners will be determined by fan voting. Fans will be able to vote at amavote.com in all categories including the New Artist of the Year Award.

The show will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 20 at 8pm on ABC. This year, ABC will air a live pre-show "Countdown to The American Music Awards" starting at 7:00pm ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs" hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mitchel Musso, Josh Sussman and Xzibit will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Pitbull

Favorite Female Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
LMFAO
Maroon 5
OneRepublic

Favorite Album
Adele/21
Lady Gaga/Born This Way
Rihanna/Loud



COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album
Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party
The Band Perry/The Band Perry
Taylor Swift/Speak Now


RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Favorite Album
Jay-Z & Kanye West/Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne/Tha Carter IV
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday


SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher

Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Rihanna
Kelly Rowland

Favorite Album
Beyonce/4
Chris Brown/F.A.M.E.
Rihanna/Loud


ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist

The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons


ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Adele
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry


LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez
Pitbull


CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist

Casting Crowns
Tobymac
Third Day


ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Sprint New Artist Of The Year

POP/ROCK

Foster The People
Hot Chelle Rae

COUNTRY
The Band Perry
Thompson Square

SOUL/R&B
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel

RAP/HIP-HOP
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa

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