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BMI Songwriters Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Take the Lead in American Music Award Nominations

Posted in News on October 23, 2012
Onstage at the 2009 BMI Pop awards is Maroon 5's Adam Levine with BMI's Barbara Cane and BMI's CEO Del Bryant.
Onstage at the 2009 BMI Pop awards is Maroon 5's Adam Levine with BMI's Barbara Cane and BMI's CEO Del Bryant.

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the list of 2012 American Music Award nominees with four nods each. Rihanna is up for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in the Pop/Rock category, Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, and Favorite Album – Soul/R&B for “Talk That Talk.”

Minaj also competes for Favorite Female Artist in the Pop/Rock category, as well as receiving nominations for Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop, and Favorite Album in both the Rap/Hip-Hop and Pop/Rock categories for “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”

Also receiving multiple accolades are Maroon 5, Drake, and One Direction with three nominations each, and J. Cole, fun, Gotye, Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Brown with two each.

In all, BMI writers account for 47 of the 68 nominations spanning 19 categories of Pop, Rock, Rap/Hip Hop, Soul/R&B, Country, Contemporary Inspirational, and Latin Music.

The 40th American Music Awards will be held on November 18, 2012 (8:00/7:00 EST/CST), at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fan votes will determine the winners. To read more, please visit billboard.biz.

American Music Awards
BMI Nominees

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Maroon 5
Rihanna
Drake (SOCAN)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
J. Cole
fun.
Gotye (APRA)
One Direction (PRS)

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Pitbull

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
fun.
Maroon 5
One Direction (PRS)
The Wanted (PRS/APRA)

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
“Overexposed” by Maroon 5
“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” by Nicki Minaj
“Up All Night” by One Direction (PRS)

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
Rascal Flatts

FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
“Tailgates & Tanlines” by Luke Bryan
“Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj
Tyga
Drake (SOCAN)

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
“Cole World: The Sideline Story” by J. Cole
“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” by Nicki Minaj
“Take Care” by Drake (SOCAN)

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
“Fortune” by Chris Brown
“Talk That Talk” by Rihanna

FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
The Black Keys
Gotye (APRA)
Linkin Park

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Adele (PRS)

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
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