Lil Wayne
10.11.2011

Adele, Rihanna, & Lil Wayne Lead American Music Awards Nominations

Adele’s domination over music continues. The British powerhouse leads the nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards, it was announced today.

The “Rolling in the Deep” songstress scored four nods including Artist of the Year at the 39th annual show. Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Jason Aldean, LMFAO, and Pitbull picked up two nominations.

In addition to Adele, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift will vie for the coveted Artist of the Year award.

Nicki Minaj and Pitbull were on hand to announce the nominees at a press conference on Tuesday. Katy Perry and Pitbull will perform, with additional acts and presenters to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The 2011 AMAs will air live from the NOKIA Theatre in downtown L.A. on Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. on ABC. See a full list of nominees below.

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

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
Beyoncé
Rihanna
Kelly Rowland

Favorite Album
Beyoncé/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

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

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