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.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
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
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown, “Fortune”
Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
Usher, “Looking 4 Myself”
Read the full list, here.