Adele leads the nominations for the 2011 American Music Awards with four nods.
The "Someone Like You" hitmaker—who recently was forced to cancel her American tour due to illness—will compete in the categories Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Album for 21.
Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, and Rihanna received three nominations; and Lil Wayne, Taylor, Katy, and Gaga will all compete with Adele in the Artist of the Year category.
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, and LMFAO have all been nominated in two categories as have Nicki Minaj and Pitbull, who announced the nominees today (October 11).
The 39th annual American Music Awards will be held November 20 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Full list of American Music Awards nominations:
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist
Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Pop or Rock Album
Adele - 21
Rihanna - Loud
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Rap/Hip-Hop Music: Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
The Throne - Watch the Throne
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Male Artist
Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist
Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
Rihanna - Loud
Beyoncé - 4
Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist
Mumford & Sons
Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist
Latin Music: Favorite Artist
Country Music: Favorite Female Artist
Country Music: Favorite Male Artist
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
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