Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Official Nominees Of The 2012 American Music Awards, Awarding Night On Sunday, November 18 At ABC

2012 American Music Awards

The 40th American Music Awards night is on and it's time for America to give recognition for this year's best music. This Sunday, November 18, 2012, hundreds of artists, singers, and stars will flock the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to take part in this prestigious musical event.

The show will be aired on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/PT and will be hosted by Lance Bass, Kimberly Cole, Brad Goreski, Sean Kingston, Eden Sher, Tristan Wilds and Shay Carl, as well as the NOKIA correspondent Andy Grammer.

Electronic Dance Music has been added this year to the already numerous categories, which include Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational.

The official list of nominees, which were announced on October 9, 2012 by Christina Aguilera, were lead by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj with 4 nominations each. Maroon 5, Drake, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Usher follow with three nominations each. And with two nomination each are Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Gotye, J.Cole, Luke Bryan, Pitbull and fun.

Check out the full list below:

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 Feale 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 – Coutnry
• 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 feale Artist – Soul/R&B
• BeyoncĂ©
• 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 Inspiration
• Jeremy Camp
• Newsboys
• tobyMac

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
• David Guetta
• Calvin Harris
• Skrillex

The ceremony, aside from giving awards to deserving artists, gives way also for our favorite artist to perform on stage. I am looking forward to Christina Aguilera's performances of Army of Me and Let There Be Love, two songs from her recently released Lotus album. The other performers of the night will also include Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder and many others.