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 ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
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
ARTIST OF THE YEAR