Justin Bieber Gets But 1 AMA Nomination, Adele Gets 4

The women lead in the 2011 American Music Awards nominations. the AMA released their nominations on Oct. 11 for the Nov. 20 show.

The American Music Awards (AMA) announced their nominations for 2011 in early October and this year of the 17 categories and 53 nominees, women are nominated 24 times, men just 18 and the other 11 nominations are for bands. the show goes out on Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC at 8 EST.

Fans can vote in each category on the American Music Awards website.

The powerful-voiced Adele has four nominations, including 'Pop or Rock: Favorite Female Artist' and 'Artist of the Year'. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, country singer Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne all have 3 nominations. Perry, Gaga and Swift join Adele in the 'Artist of the Year' category. the final nominee in that category is Lil Wayne, the only male nominated for 'Artist of the Year.'

Justin Bieber: Four AMA Wins at 2010 Awards

Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber, who took home 4 awards at the 2010 AMA, including the big one of the night, the 2010 'Artist of the Year', this year was nominated in only 1 category, 'Pop or Rock: Favorite Male Artist' (he won the category last year). Bieber is up against Bruno Mars and rapper Pitbull. Lil Wayne's 3 nominations make him the male with the most 2011 AMA nominations.

With the exception of 'Artist of the Year', with 5 nominated, the other 16 awards given out at the AMA have but 3 nominees each. other awards include best 'Pop or Rock' album, best 'Rap/Hip Hop' album and awards to favorite artists, male and female, in a number of music genres such as Rock or Pop (combined), Rap or Hip Hop (combined), Soul or R&B (combined), and Country music.

In the 'Pop or Rock' album category are Adele's 21, Rihanna's Loud and Lady Gaga's Born This way. the Rap/Hip Hop album category has Lil Wayne's Carter IV up against the Throne's Watch the Throne and Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. It seems to be, as far as males go, Lil Wayne's year and his record sales reflect that..

American Music Awards Created by Rock Legend

Created in 1973 by Dick Clark, who has been part of the music scene since rock and roll began, this year marks the 38th American Music Awards. the most awards won overall are the 26 won by the late Michael Jackson; Whitney Houston has won 22 awards. the awards have become a major part of the yearly awards and along with the Grammy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards they are considered a major yearly award show.

Justin Bieber Gets But 1 AMA Nomination, Adele Gets 4

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