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GOTYE AND FUN. UP FOR TWO AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS EACH
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10/10/2012

Gotye and Fun. are each nominated for two American Music Awards apiece. The nominations were announced on Tuesday (October 9th) and both acts were shortlisted for New Artist of the Year, while Fun. also earned a nod for Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Pop Rock. Gotye's second nomination was for Favorite Artist -- Alternative Rock, where he is up against the Black Keys and Linkin Park.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna dominated the nominations with four apiece, while Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Usher and One Direction all got three nods each.

Winners will be determined by online voting, which started on Tuesday.

This year's awards, which will celebrate the show's 40th anniversary, will be handed out live at the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre on November 18th on ABC.

2012 AMAs Full List of Nominees:

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Drake
Maroon 5
Katy Perry
Rihanna

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
fun.
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
Pitbull
Usher

Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Album - Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber, Believe
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction, Up All Night

Favorite Male Artist - Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist - Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album - Country
Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

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
Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna

Favorite Album - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown, Fortune
Rihanna, Talk That Talk
Usher/Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock
The Black Keys
Gotye
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary
Adele
Kelly Clarkson
Train

Favorite Artist - Latin
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational
Jeremy Camp
Newsboys
tobyMac

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex


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