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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj And One Direction Lead American Music Awards 2012 Nominations

Published: October 10, 2012 | 9:13 am
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Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead this year’s 40th American Music Awards after being shortlisted for four prizes each.

The ‘We Found Love’ singer and the Young Money rapper will go head to head in the Best Female Artist category, while Rihanna is also nominated for Artist Of The Year, Favourite Soul/ R&B Female Artist and Favourite Soul/R&B Album Artist.

Nicki will be up against Drake in the Favouritre Rap/Hip-Hop Album category and she is also nominated for Favourite Pop/Rock Album shortlist against the likes of Maroon 5, One Direction and Justin Bieber.

The UK acts are standing strong, with One Direction scooping a total of three, and The Wanted, Calvin Harris and Adele also among the nominations.

Last yea,r, Taylor Swift took home the coveted Artist Of The Year award, with the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry all in the running this year.

The 40th American Music Awards take place live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 18 and will see Christina Aguilera debuted her new track ‘Your Body’.

Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna – ‘Fly’:

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