Nicki Minaj & Rihanna Score Four American Music Award Nominations


Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have equally had an incredible year. Nicki, who released her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, allegedly snagged $8 million to be a  judge on “American Idol.” And, Rihanna…well, Ri Ri is always having a great time! The ladies lead the way at the 2012 American Music Awards with four nominations each, but will go head to head in the “Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock” category.

 

Beyonce, Drake, J. Cole, Usher and more are also nominated.

 

Nominee List:

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 

Justin Bieber

 

Drake

 

Maroon 5

 

Katy Perry

 

Rihanna

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

 

Kelly Clarkson

 

Nicki Minaj

 

Katy Perry

 

Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

 

Drake

 

Nicki Minaj

 

Tyga

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

 

J. Cole, “Cole World: The Sideline Story”

 

Drake, “Take Care”

 

Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

 

Chris Brown

 

Trey Songz

 

Usher

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

 

Beyoncé

 

Mary J. Blige

 

Rihanna

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

 

Chris Brown, “Fortune”

 

Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”

 

Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”

 

David Guetta

 

Calvin Harris

 

Skrillex

 

Read the full list, here.

 

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