Encompassing R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the pack in this year's American Music Awards nominees.
The nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards have been announced and the leading ladies of hip hop and R&B are perched atop with the most nominations. Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, both pulled in four nominations.
Trailing slightly behind, with three nominations, is Rihanna’s on-again, off-again partner, Chris Brown, who is up against Ri-Ri in the “Favorite Album: Soul/R&B” category. J. Cole notched three noms also, and was nominated in the “New Artist Of The Year” category.
Just as record sales have indicated, the R&B/Pop artists are garnering the most attention. Check out the notable Hip Hop/R&B nominations, via Rap-Up, below.
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
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen