Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

We get it. It’s Adele’s year alright! Everyone loves Adele! She’s sold 548 million albums this year! (I made that up)

But seriously y’all, with sales of ‘21‘ approaching 11 million copies worldwide, Adele leaves the Gargoyles and the Riris (bleats) far FAR behind. She had a major haul at the MTV VMA’s earlier this year, where nothing could stop her, irrespective of cheese-cube hat wearing, gender-bending and toy-store-crashed divas clawing it out for the awards.

And now she’s leading the 2011 American Music Awards nominations as well, with 4 nominations. Here’s the complete list of nominees below:


Artist of the Year



Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Lil Wayne

Taylor Swift


Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Female Artist



Katy Perry

Lady Gaga


Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Male Artist


Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars



Pop or Rock Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group



Maroon 5



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



Soul/R&B Music: Favorite Female Artist




Kelly Rowland


Soul/R&B Album


Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.

Rihanna – Loud

BeyoncĂ© – 4


Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist


Foo Fighters

Black Keys

Mumford & Sons


Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist



Bruno Mars

Katy Perry


Latin Music: Favorite Artist



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