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Adele Leads Female-Dominated List of 2011 American Music Awards Nominees

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Adele tops the list of nominees for the 2011 American Music Awards with four nominations, while a host of artists, including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry, trail just behind with three noms each.

Adele’s nods are for Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. The British singer is likely to dominate the major music award shows in the coming months, and she’s off to a good start with the AMA recognition.

Joining Adele in the Artist of the Year category are Gaga, Perry, Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne. Other acts with three nominations include Swift, Lil Wayne, and country trio The Band Perry.

The AMAs air live on ABC on Nov. 20. Fans can vote in all 19 categories at the show’s website. Here’s a rundown of nominees in the major categories.

Artist of the Year:
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Favorite Pop/Rock Male:
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Favorite Pop/Rock Female:
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band:
Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Album:
Adele, ’21’
Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’
Rihanna, ‘Loud’

Adult Contemporary Music: Favorite Artist:
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
Jay-Z & Kanye West, ‘Watch the Throne’
Lil Wayne, ‘Tha Carter IV’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Pink Friday’

Sprint New Artist of the Year
Foster the People
Hot Chelle Rae
The Band Perry
Thompson Square
Marsha Ambrosius
Wiz Khalifa

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