Adele leads American Music Awards nominations

Adele—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.


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
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
LMFAO
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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