"2011 American Music Awards®" Nominees Announced Adele Leads 2011 Nominees

Nominees Katy Perry and Pitbull Confirmed to Perform

Winners Determined by Online Voting at amavote.com

Sprint Will Present New Artist of the Year Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recording artists Nicki Minaj and Pitbull revealed the "2011 American Music Awards®" (AMAs) nominees this morning from the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (see full list of nominees below). Katy Perry and Pitbull were announced as performers for the 39th annual AMAs. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.). This year, ABC will air a live pre-show "Countdown to The American Music Awards" starting at 7:00pm ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs" hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mitchel Musso, Josh Sussman and Xzibit will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET.

Adele leads this year with four (4) nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three (3) nominations each, and Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two (2) nominations respectively.  This year's 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website, amavote.com, as well as AMA.abc.com. Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational.  Fans can go to the official homepage of the "2011 American Music Awards," ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.

Orly Adelson, executive producer of the show and Larry Klein, AMA producer jointly stated, "The highly talented group that makes up this year's 2011 AMA nominees have dominated the charts, airwaves and pop culture all year long. We are excited to congratulate and celebrate all of the artists on American music's biggest night."

In addition, music fans will be able to vote for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award. For the first round of voting beginning Tuesday, October 11 through Friday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET, fans will be able to determine who will make up the final award nominees by voting via text message from the list of artists available online at ama.abc.com or using their mobile phones at amanewartistoftheyear.com Music fans will be able to vote an unlimited number of times on all available platforms for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award. All fans can send a text message by using 22288 and the number corresponding to their favorite artist. In addition, votes can also be cast via the internet at ama.abc.com. Standard messaging and data rates will apply. The top four artists with the highest votes from the first round of voting will be the final award nominees of the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award. Voting for the award winner will begin October 24 and conclude during the American Music Awards on November 20 at 9:00 p.m., ET.

About the Voting –

American Music Awards® nominees are selected from both BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart and Mediabase. The Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the most popular artists and songs based on a weighted combination of music sales, radio and TV broadcast, internet streaming and video viewing, and incorporating additional online metrics, including activity on social networks. Mediabase monitors more than 1,800 radio stations in 180 U.S. and Canadian markets, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and provides vital airplay and programming information to more than 1,700 affiliate radio stations and every major broadcast group.  Winners are chosen by public vote online.

About dick clark productions, inc. –

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest."  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage.  For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com

About the American Music Awards –

In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music.  Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. For press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS


POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Justin Bieber

Bruno Mars

Pitbull


Favorite Female Artist

Adele

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry


Favorite Band, Duo or Group

LMFAO

Maroon 5

OneRepublic


Favorite Album

Adele/21

Lady Gaga/Born This Way

Rihanna/Loud


COUNTRY MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Jason Aldean

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton


Favorite Female Artist

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift


Favorite Band, Duo or Group

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum


Favorite Album

Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party

The Band Perry/The Band Perry

Taylor Swift/Speak Now


RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West


Favorite Album

Jay-Z & Kanye West/Watch The Throne

Lil Wayne/Tha Carter IV

Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday


SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC

Favorite Male Artist

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Usher


Favorite Female Artist

Beyonce

Rihanna

Kelly Rowland


Favorite Album

Beyonce/4

Chris Brown/F.A.M.E.

Rihanna/Loud


ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Artist

The Black Keys

Foo Fighters

Mumford & Sons


ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Adele

Bruno Mars

Katy Perry


LATIN MUSIC

Favorite Artist

Enrique Iglesias

Jennifer Lopez

Pitbull


CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Favorite Artist

Casting Crowns

Tobymac

Third Day


ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele

Lady Gaga

Lil Wayne

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift


Sprint New Artist Of The Year


POP/ROCK

Foster The People

Hot Chelle Rae


COUNTRY

The Band Perry

Thompson Square


SOUL/R&B

Marsha Ambrosius

Miguel


RAP/HIP-HOP

LMFAO

Wiz Khalifa



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