Predictions for Sunday's American Music Awards
Published: November 16, 2012 02:22PM
Updated: November 16, 2012 02:22PM
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The 2012 American Music Awards are this Sunday on ABC, and the list of nominees is here. I have bolded the names of whom should win, and italicized my oredictions on whom wil win:

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

Beyoncé
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 (EDM)

David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Skrillex