Adele leads AMA nominations
Adele leads the American Music Awards (AMAs) with four nominations, followed by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and The Band Perry, who all have three.
Adele leads the American Music Awards (AMAs) with four nominations.
The 'Rolling in the Deep' singer is in the running for Artist of the Year, Best Rock and Pop Female Artist and Best Album for her second record '21' at the ceremony, one of the major music awards shows in the US calendar.
Sadly, however, she had to pull out of a string of concerts in the US last week due to a vocal chord haemorrhage.
Adele wrote on her blog: "Have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever."
The 'Set Fire to the Rain' hitmaker is closely followed at the awards by pop singers Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, rapper Lil Wayne and country group The Band Perry, who are all nominated for three trophies each.
Rappers Nicki Minaj and Pitbull - who hosted the nominations - also picked up two nominations each, Pitbull in the Favourite Latin Music Artist and Favourite Pop or Rock Male Artist categories and Nicki in the Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album categories for her 'Pink Friday' debut.
Speaking of his nominations, Pitbull said: "It's an honour to be here with the kind of calibre of artists here. Me, I come to the awards shows and I just learn, I watch everyone, I see how they handle their performances and hopefully grab a couple things and apply it to my career.
"So to be here nominated and to also be performing at the AMAs, I want to thank you."
Winners will be determined by votes cast online and the awards will take place on November 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, with performances from Katy Perry and Pitbull, among others.
Full list of nominations at the AMAs 2011:
Artist of the Year
Pop or Rock Music: Favourite Male Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favourite Female Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favourite Band, Duo or Group
Pop or Rock Music: Favourite Album
Adele - '21'
Rihanna - 'Loud'
Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'
Country Music: Favourite Male Artist
Country Music: Favourite Female Artist
Country Music: Favourite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Country Music: Favourite Album
Taylor Swift - 'Speak Now'
The Band Perry - 'The Band Perry'
Jason Aldean - 'My Kinda Party'
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favourite Artist
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favourite Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West - 'Watch The Throne'
Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday'
Lil Wayne - 'Tha Carter IV'
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favourite Male Artist
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favourite Female Artist
Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music: Favourite Album
Beyonce - '4'
Chris Brown - 'F.A.M.E.'
Rihanna - 'Loud'
Alternative Rock Music: Favourite Artist
Mumford & Sons
Adult Contemporary Music: Favourite Artist
Latin Music: Favourite Artist
Contemporary Inspirational Music: Favourite Artist