Lil Wayne, Rihanna Lead Nominations For American Music Awards 2011

Additional nominees include Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Beyonce and Chris Brown.

Nicki Minaj and Pitbull joined forces in Los Angeles, California earlier today to announce the nominees for the American Music Awards 2011.

Of the nominees, Lil Wayne and Rihanna led the pack for urban artists, nabbing three apiece (Weezy is honored as one of four in the Artist of the Year category). Musicians with two nominations include Kanye West, Chris Brown, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.

Check the full list of nominees below (via MTV News). 

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
» 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 

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